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In 2006, St. Luke’s Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, the Cedar Rapids Medical Education Foundation, the Community Health Free Clinic, Linn County Public Health and other local leaders came together to seek out a solution to a question and growing concern in our community. Far too often patients were visiting the emergency room with health problems that had reached a crisis level. Manageable conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure were now causing bigger, life-threatening problems.

The answer to the question of why this was happening in Cedar Rapids, IA was that low-income community members had no medical home. They had no one to make sure they were taking their medications and no one to ensure they had medical coverage and could access needed prescriptions. They were waiting to visit the doctor until there was no other choice.

The proposed solution was to develop a medical home in Cedar Rapids for our neighbors struggling in poverty. An application for a Federally Qualified Health Center with an emphasis on medical education and homeless services was submitted. Linn Community Care, now known today as the Eastern Iowa Health Center, was founded in 2008. In the first year, the center had roughly 11,000 patient visits.

In the early days, EIHC lived a bit of a nomadic existence. In 2009, due to growth in both patients and size, we moved the health center to 1201 3rd Avenue SE. Our growth has continued to flourish. In 2017 Eastern Iowa Health Center expanded to include three health centers:

  • Eastern Iowa Health Center – Pediatric and Family Medicine
  • Eastern Iowa Women’s Health Center
  • Eastern Iowa Dental Center

In November of 2023, EIHC expanded our campus with our new dental facility which will allow us to provide needed services to nearly double our previous patients; we anticipate serving up to 25,000 patients this year. In 2024, we anticipate serving up to 65,000 individuals across our five lines of service: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Women’s Health (OB-GYN), Behavioral Health and Dental. 


"The doctor made me feel comfortable right away. She took time to ask questions and listen to me." - Roy