ER Wait Watcher Iowa

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ER Wait Watcher

Which Emergency Room Will See You the Fastest?

This app displays only average wait times. For a current wait time, call the hospital. If you are having a heart attack or life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Important Note on Hospital Location

Our location data comes from Google Maps. If you think a hospital is missing or in the wrong place, let us know.

Iowa Waiting Times

For each hospital in Iowa, we chart the time, on average, that patients wait in emergency rooms before one of four outcomes: they see a doctor, they get sent home, they’re given pain medications for a broken bone, or they are admitted to the hospital. For each measure, lower numbers are better. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world. Find out more »

  • Hospital

  • Waiting Time

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor
  • Time Until Sent Home

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home
  • Broken Bone

    Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds
  • Transfer Time

    Among patients admitted, additional time spent waiting before being taken to their room
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
18
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
49
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
65
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
1
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
179
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
86
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
75
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
41
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
22
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
78
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
17
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
4
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
31
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
27
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
88
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
76
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
47
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
80
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
32
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
10
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
78
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
28
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
15
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
80
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
23
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
127
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
4
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
22
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
83
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
42
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
36
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
94
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
87
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
6
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
5
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
34
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
47
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
167
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
14
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
71
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
24
Transfer Time
34
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
109
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
33
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
91
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
144
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
152
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
184
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
83
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
12
Transfer Time
44

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last updated December 2017. Most data was collected between January 2016 and January 2017.
Icons from The Noun Project.