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Baggot Street Bistro (Inside Mercy Medical Center)

701 10th St. SE


Craft’d Coffee (Inside Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa)

(319) 200-1080

202 10th St. SE, Ste. 105


Java City (Inside UnityPoint – St. Luke’s Hospital)

(319) 369-7465

1026 A Ave. NE


Kathy’s Pies

(319) 362-5216

616 5th Ave. SE


Mercy Uncommon Grounds (Inside Mercy Medical Center)

701 10th St. SE


Midtown Reserve

(319) 200-4389

319 7th St. SE


Phong Lan Vietnamese

(319) 365-5784

216 8th St. SE


Taco Bell

(319) 366-0123

624 1st Ave. NE


Ten Twenty-Six Grille (Inside St. Luke’s Hospital)

1026 A Ave. NE


Tipsy Tomato

(319) 200-4390

319 7th St. SE


Via Sofia’s Italian Kitchen

(319) 362-9667

1125 1st Ave. SE


MedQ area map

MedQ Park on 3rd – Green Space

800 3rd Ave. SE

MedQ Mile – Walking Route

3rd Ave. to 8th Ave. between 8th St. and 10th S

Cedar Rapids Fire Department Historical Museum

(319) 286-5200

713 1st Ave. SE


Genealogical Society of Linn County

(319) 369-0022

813 1st Ave. SE


Grant Wood Studio

(319) 366-7503

810 2nd Ave. SE


(Open April-December)

Iowa Masonic Library and Museums

(319) 365-1438

813 1st Ave. SE


The History Center

(319) 362-1501

800 2nd Ave. SE


All ages who are in crisis experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency and require emergency care.

  Call or Text 988
or Chat 988lifeline.org/chat

  24/365 Mercy Hospital or St. Luke’s Hospital ER



  (319) 362-2174 Foundation 2 Crisis Line

What To Expect

Emergency care. Criteria for admission on an inpatient mental health unit is a that an individual is a danger to themselves or others. Individual is suicidal with a plan on how they would kill themselves or is a serious threat to themselves or others as a direct result of their mental illness.


All ages seeking counseling for alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts, and mental health concerns.

Your Life Iowa

  Crisis Line 855-581-8111




What To Expect

Speak with a person who will listen and offer immediate support through crisis counseling, information, and referrals to additional resources.

All ages who are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Foundation 2 Mobile Crisis Outreach




What To Expect

A team will respond to your location within an hour and provide assessment and counseling.


Mental Health Access Center

  319-892-5612 or Walk-in

  7 days per week 8:00 am – 10:00 pm


What To Expect

An assessment will be completed and crisis services provided.

All ages seeking mental health or substance use services.


  319-398-3562 to inquire about walk-in hours

  Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

      Thursday – Friday 8:30 am – 10:30 am


What To Expect

Walk-in assessment by a licensed professional.

All ages of survivors of violent crimes seeking guidance and advocacy for domestic violence.






What To Expect

Support and guidance for survivors of domestic violence

Adults experiencing a mental health or substance use struggle seeking a peer run, non-crisis resource.

Abbe Center for Community Mental Health

  844-775-WARM (9276)




What To Expect

Confidential listening line with people who have been through a similar journey.

Adults needing grief care.

Cedar Memorial





What To Expect

Short- and long-term support for those who have experienced loss.


  Call 211



Help for individuals to find assistance with food, housing, transportation, employment, and more.



Linn County Public Health

Comprehensive list of services available in the area. Information is updated annually


The Cedar Rapids MedQuarter is a self-supported municipal improvement district (SSMID) and it is governed by a commission that is appointed by the mayor and City Council. Learn more about the MedQuarter SSMID Commission here.

Visit the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter directories or our Plan Your Visit page to find services within the district:

The location of major medical facilities, such as Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, UnityPoint Health ─ St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, within the MedQuarter leads to better coordinated care for patients and doctors alike.

The MedQ helps Cedar Rapids meet the changes in the U.S. healthcare system for better coordination and integration of patient care, and it makes the Cedar Rapids medical community more competitive with other growing regional healthcare communities.

By advocating for new businesses and jobs within this defined district, the MedQ provides integral economic development strategies to the community. The restaurants, businesses and services provide a robust environment to meet the wants and needs of residents and visitors.

It’s where healthcare needs ─ ranging from family medicine to cancer and diabetes treatment, to preventive cancer screenings, eye exams and a variety of surgical procedures ─ are met.

In addition, the MedQ functions as a catalyst for business growth by attracting new investment to Cedar Rapids. In the area surrounding Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital and Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, there are more than 50 restaurants, shopping options, entertainment opportunities, catering, art galleries, car repair, dry cleaning and much more.

To bring the medical services scattered throughout Cedar Rapids to one medical destination, and to provide a framework for reinvestment and revitalization of downtown Cedar Rapids.

In 2007, the Vision Cedar Rapids Downtown Framework Plan provided a roadmap for future community development. This plan focused on unique districts, one of which was a medical district.

Bringing medical services to one medical destination provides a better patient experience. In addition, restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, entertainment, arts, culture and a variety of services help fill out the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter business mix. Learn more here.

The MedQuarter is a community revitalization partnership that promotes a dynamic urban medical community to improve quality of life and advocate for new businesses and jobs within a defined 55-block medical district.

The Cedar Rapids MedQuarter includes Mercy Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa and over 100 more healthcare providers. In addition to healthcare services, the MedQ includes restaurants and a wide array of businesses. Services ranging from dry cleaning to car repair are within easy access within the Cedar Rapids MedQuarter. Learn more about the MedQuarter here.


The MedQuarter is keeping up-to-date on information and resources regarding the pandemic.
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