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
86
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
20
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
86
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
66
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
5
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
123
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
181
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
150
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
19
Time Until Sent Home
86
Broken Bone
29
Transfer Time
46
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
53
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
102
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
22
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
79
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
42
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
81
Broken Bone
36
Transfer Time
20
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
4
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
70
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
23
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
108
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
34
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
39
Transfer Time
62
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
140
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
41
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
41
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
102
Broken Bone
27
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
89
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
81
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
10
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
88
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
28
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
17
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
9
Time Until Sent Home
90
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
97
Broken Bone
24
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
103
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
166
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
115
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
4
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
188
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
82
Broken Bone
31
Transfer Time
40
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
82
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
6
Time Until Sent Home
96
Broken Bone
19
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
83
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
42
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
34
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
39
Waiting Time
13
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
20
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
94
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
128
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
82
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
129
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
49
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
181
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
89
Waiting Time
8
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
34
Transfer Time
43
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
96
Broken Bone
33
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
86
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
135
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
6
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
99
Broken Bone
12
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
110
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
18
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
59
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
50
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
17
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
53
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
46
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
38
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
36
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
109
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
109
Broken Bone
24
Transfer Time
40
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
91
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
41
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
96
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
41
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
156
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
35
Transfer Time
82
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
204
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
186
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
93
Broken Bone
41
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
26
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
36
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
101
Broken Bone
14
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 February 2018. Most data was collected between April 2016 and April 2017.
Icons from The Noun Project.