Vaccine eligibility is now open to anyone 12 and older in Iowa. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for those 18 years and older and the Pfizer vaccine is available for those 12 years and older.
Walk-in vaccinations are available at the following sites in Grundy County for anyone 12 years and older:
Mondays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
401 Main St.
Schedule online at ReinbeckPharmacy.com
UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine - Grundy Center
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
101 E J Ave., Suite 120
Manly Drugstore/Stefl Drug
Thursdays, 12 - 8 p.m.
612 G Ave.
Fridays, 9 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 5:30 p.m.
110 E Center St.
Schedule online at Nucara.com/coronavirus
Other nearby vaccination sites:
UnityPoint Clinic Express at United Medical Park
*You do not need to be a UnityPoint patient to receive a vaccine at one of these sites
1731 W. Ridgeway Ave., Cedar Falls
Walk-ins offered daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
UnityPoint Clinic Express at North Crossing
2134 Logan Ave., Waterloo
Walk-ins offered daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Prairie Parkway Pharmacy
5100 Prairie Pkwy Ste 106, Cedar Falls
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Call 319-222-2863
Visit vaccinefinder.org for more vaccination sites and availability.
Those in Butler, Hardin and Tama County are encouraged to contact your county's public health offices for the latest vaccine availability.
*You are not required to receive the vaccine in your county of residence.
If you have specific questions related to the vaccine and your individual health, it is always a good idea to talk with your Primary Care Provider as they know your health history best and can help you make the best decision.
COVID-19 symptoms and testing
If you have symptoms, including a fever over 100 degrees F and respiratory conditions such as cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat, or if you have been in contact with someone who is known to have COVID-19, it is important that you are tested to allow for the proper treatment if your condition worsens. There are medications that can be taken to lessen COVID-19's severe effects if they are given early enough in the course of the illness. COVID-19 Testing is available from your local health care provider, through Test Iowa sites, or at certain retail pharmacies. Please call ahead before you arrive at a clinic or the hospital for treatment for COVID-19 symptoms. This allows our health care team to take the proper safety precautions to prevent exposure for others. If your symptoms become severe, and include trouble breathing, bluish lips or face, inability to stay awake, new confusion, or persistent pain or pressure in the chest, please seek emergency care immediately by calling 911.
GCMH: 319-824-5421 (answered 24 hours)
COVID Triage Line: 319-833-5888 @ UnityPoint Clinic, Waterloo/Cedar Falls
Prepared to care
In order to best care for those in our community who may become ill with COVID-19 and help reduce community spread of COVID-19, Grundy County Memorial Hospital has put new procedures into place with a focus on your safety and health as you seek health care services at the hospital. The following procedures are in place to protect you:
Universal Masking: All patients and visitors are asked to wear a mask or face covering if you are visiting Grundy County Memorial Hospital for health care services. If you do not have a mask of your own, one will be provided for you during your visit. Masks should not be worn by children under two years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove the mask without assistance. All employees wear a mask in public spaces within the hospital, and while direct patient care is provided, in order to protect members of the public as well as other caregivers.
Health Screening: All patients and visitors will be asked to take part in a Health Screening as you enter the hospital for Outpatient Services or an Emergency visit.
Health Screening for Employees: All GCMH team members take part in health screening at arrival to their shift.
Testing for those Admitted: All patients admitted to our hospital will be tested for COVID-19. This includes planned admissions and transfers of all ages who have not been tested for COVID-19 in the prior 72 hours. Pre-procedure testing for COVID-19 is in effect for the protection of those who will have a surgery or procedure scheduled.
Visitor Restrictions - Visitor restrictions are in effect during the pandemic for the safety of our patients, care team, and community. As of March 24, 2021, TWO visitors may accompany or visit those who are admitted to the hospital or scheduled for an outpatient visit:
- Two visitors will be allowed for each hospitalized patient. The visitor should be a family member, significant other, or caregiver who will serve as the designated visitor for the length of the patient's inpatient stay.
For an outpatient or emergency visit, two family members or caregivers are allowed to accompany a patient for their visit.
- One visitor is allowed for hospitalized patients who are in COVID isolation; if a patient is in isolation and is at end-of-life, family members may visit as deemed appropriate by the patient care team.
- Hospice or end-of-life patients who are not in isolation may have additional visitors as deemed appropriate by the patient care team.
- All visitors must be healthy. For the safety of patients, staff and other visitors, individuals with symptoms such as fever greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, sore throat, runny nose, new shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, vomiting or diarrhea will not be allowed to visit. All visitors are subject to a brief health screening upon entrance.
- All visitors must wear a mask and stay in the patient’s room for the duration of their visit. Masks should be worn by visitors while in the patient's room. Visitors are not allowed in waiting rooms in the Inpatient department. The hospital's East J Café is open limited hours for visitors to the hospital.
- A visitor who accompanies a patient for an outpatient service may wait in an outpatient waiting room for the duration of the service.
- Exceptions may be made in certain cases and may be discussed with your patient care team.
Please remember that restrictions on the number of people who visit patients within the hospital are intended to keep team members and patients safe by decreasing traffic into and out of the hospital, and to limit movement of guests within the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Outpatient Services Available:
The following GCMH Outpatient Services are available:
- Surgery and Digestive Health procedures
- Radiology & Imaging screening exams such as x ray, 3D mammography, Ultrasound, MRI, CT, and Dexascan are available for those whose physician has ordered them.
- Therapy Services and Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Lab Wellness Draws are available as well as all lab services, including DOT testing
- Specialty Clinic. Individual clinic dates and times vary.
Please phone 319-824-5081 for any scheduling questions regarding hospital services.
UnityPoint Clinic - Grundy Center Family Medicine:
Weekday hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday clinic hours: 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. by appointment only.
Health Education Classes & Events
Please contact GCMH Scheduling for information on classes such as:
- Diabetes Education (provider's referral is needed)
- Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
- Diabetes Prevention Program
Group wellness and health education courses are meeting virtually at this time to avoid person-to-person contact.
Changes in the delivery of health care to our communities have taken place as the hospital and all of UnityPoint Health join Iowans in preparing to care for those who become ill with COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are committed to conserving resources, protecting the health of our patients and our workforce, and caring for our community through this pandemic.