Patients and visitors who are over age 2 and able to tolerate a mask or face covering, should do so if entering a UnityPoint Health facility. If you don't have one, you may request one upon arrival.
As part of our commitment to keep our patients and visitors as safe as possible, UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown has the following visitor restrictions in place:
- Inpatient and ambulatory surgery – 2 visitors per day per patient and visitors must be age 16 or older
- Emergency department – only 1 visitor allowed per patient
- Outpatient services – only 1 visitor allowed, although children may accompany parents
- Exceptions include:
- Patients in end-of-life situations – immediate family members may visit
- Individual departments may have more specific guidelines based on population of patients.
- No visitors allowed for patients in isolation for COVID-19, although Compassion Care visits can be considered
All visitors/support people must be in good health (no symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, vomiting or diarrhea).
All visitors/support people must wear a mask at all times.
Remember to wash and sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting a patient's room.
We appreciate your understanding during these uncertain times. Our goal is to protect our patients, staff and the community.
COVID-19 Testing for All Patient Admissions
UnityPoint Health will begin testing all patients admitted to our hospitals for COVID-19 beginning Wednesday, May 6. This will include planned admissions and transfers of all ages who have not been tested for COVID-19 in the prior 48 hours. Currently, we have enough tests and lab capacity for this change. Continuation of the expanded testing is dependent on testing availability. This is in addition to pre-procedural testing that will increase with the resumption of elective procedures.
UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown has closed the skywalk access over Main Street, while the main entrance and the emergency department entrance remain open. All patients and visitors at those locations will be given a health screening and issued a temporary badge upon entry to the facility. We encourage patients to wear a cloth medical mask in the hospital if they have one.