Medical Services

Emergency Care


Mercy’s Emergency Care Unit (ECU) offers fast, personal and convenient trauma and medical services and is prepared to handle emergencies large and small, 24 hours a day. The entrance to ECU is 425 E. Bloomington St. Iowa City, IA 52245.
  • Time from presentation to ECU room placement is significantly faster than the national average, typically less than ten minutes.
  • A doctor is on staff at all times.
  • If you need to be admitted, fully staffed inpatient hospital beds are just a few steps away.
  • The ECU is conveniently located just a couple of blocks from downtown, at the corner of Bloomington and Gilbert streets.
  • The patient drop-off area is both heated and covered and is close to the parking lot.
  • Private treatment rooms, consultation rooms and triage areas are available.
  • Patients are always cared for in a personalized manner.
  • All ECU nurses are certified in trauma care, and all ECU doctors have been certified in advanced trauma life support along with pediatric and adult advanced cardiac life support.
  • Mercy's ECU has been named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey for continually achieving the 95th percentile or above for patient satisfaction and clinical quality.

If you would like to make an appointment with a Mercy provider, call Mercy On Call at 358-2767 or 800-358-2767, or Click here to find a Mercy provider.