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

Hospital Emergency Room

 DIAL 911 or Walk-in at Closest Hospital

24/365

  Mercycare.org

  Unitypoint.org/cedarrapids

 

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.

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All ages who are depressed, despairing, going through a hard time, or just need to talk.

FOUNDATION 2

  Crisis Line 319-362-2174 or 800-332-4224 anywhere in Iowa

(Available 24/365)

  Text 800-332-4224 (Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm)

  Live Chat Foundation2.org (Available 24/365)

 Foundation2.org

 

What To Expect

Trained specialists who will listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.

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

Your Life Iowa

  Crisis Line 855-581-8111

(Available 24/365)

  Text 855-895-8398

  Live Chat Yourlifeiowa.org (Click chat button)

  24/365

  Yourlifeiowa.org

 

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

  319-362-2174 

  24/7

  www.Foundation2.org

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

  Linncounty.org/1423/Mental-Health-Access-Center

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What To Expect

An assessment will be completed and crisis services provided.

All ages seeking mental health or substance use services.

ABBE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH

  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

  Abbehealth.org

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What To Expect

Walk-in assessment by a licensed professional.

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

WayPoint

  319-531-7089

  24/365

  Waypointservices.org

 

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)

  24/365

  Abbehealth.org

 

What To Expect

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

Adults needing grief care.

Cedar Memorial

  319-393-8000

  24/365

  Cedarmemorial.com

 

What To Expect

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

EMERGENCY SHELTER

  Call 211

 

TOGETHER WE CARE

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

 TogetherWeCare.UnityPoint.org

 

Linn County Public Health

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

 https://www.linncountyiowa.gov/130/Community-Resources

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.

 

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