Gift cards for guest meal room service are available for family members and guests of inpatients at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.  With these cards, visitors can order meals from a select menu and have the food delivered to the patient’s room. Guest room meal service is available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Guest meal room service is available on these inpatient units:

  • Mother Baby Unit (6 JPP)
  • Mother Baby Unit (3 JPP)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Level 3)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level 6 and 6 JPP)
  • 9th Floor Inpatient Unit (Level 9)
  • Walmart and Sam’s Club 10th Floor Inpatient Unit (Level 10)
  • University of Iowa Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer Center (Level 11)

Where to purchase gift cards

While there are many places throughout both UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and UI Hospitals & Clinics to purchase meals using cash or credit cards, food and nutrition gift cards must be used to order guest room meal service. The cards may be purchased in several locations. Gift cards may be purchased from the following locations*: 

Location

Hours of Operation*

Children's Café

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Level 1, Gerdin Family Lobby

7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Information Desk
($10 gift cards only at this location)

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital
Level 1, Gerdin Family Lobby

2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays

Melrose Dining Room

UI Hospitals & Clinics
Elevator L, Level 5

7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Atrium Dining Room

UI Hospitals & Clinics
Elevator E, Level 7

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Fountain Dining Room

UI Hospitals & Clinics
Elevator C, Level 1

6:30 to 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m.to 2 p.m. weekends and holidays

The Marketplace

UI Hospitals & Clinics
Elevator C, Level 1

7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday - Friday
2 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. weekends and holidays

Compass Express

UI Hospitals & Clinics
Elevator C, Level 1

6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday

  • Guest meal room service menus can be found by using the Oneview system in your child’s room or asking a staff member for a printed copy.
  • An order of $5 or more is required for guest room meal service. Prices are printed on the menu.
  • To order a meal, dial 1-2-3 using the hospital phone in your room, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Once a meal is ordered, it takes approximately 45 minutes to be delivered.
  • Please note that gift cards do not expire, but they are not refundable.

Contact Food and Nutrition Services at 1-319-356-2692 for additional information.

*Information is subject to change.