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
19
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
7
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
147
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
4
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
22
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
66
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
6
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
182
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
44
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
N/A
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
94
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
32
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
78
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
80
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
20
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
157
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
41
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
32
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
48
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
99
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
64
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
29
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
105
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
99
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
29
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
33
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
27
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
27
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
84
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
19
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
105
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
10
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
47
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
107
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
27
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
20
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
84
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
44
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
107
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
16
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
35
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
13
Time Until Sent Home
87
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
84
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
124
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
81
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
134
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
47
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
5
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
2
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
59
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
5
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
46
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
12
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
148
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
28
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
45
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
100
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
5
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
67
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
18
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
37
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
61
Transfer Time
11
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
66
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
36
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
123
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
15
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
170
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
161
Waiting Time
29
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
105
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
123
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
89
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
83
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
206
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
169
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
97
Broken Bone
43
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
1
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
170
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
43
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
107
Broken Bone
22
Transfer Time
46

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 2018. Most data was collected between January 2017 and January 2018.
Icons from The Noun Project.