Our commitment to you

With a variety of services all under one roof, BCHC is your home for health. We're committed to providing you and your family convenience that you want, the services that you need, and the care you deserve.

Here for Wellness

Our newly renovated Wellness Center features new cardio and strength equipment, family friendly services, including a Kid Gym, new studio space, added fitness classes, and more helping you and your family adopt a lifestyle of living well through physical activity.

Emergency Services

When it comes to emergencies, 24/7 expert care is here for you when it matters most. Our trauma certified providers are among the same emergency providers you would find at St. Luke’s only closer to home.

For life's after-hour accidents & illnesses

Urgent Care is now open at BCHC. Open T-F from 5:30-8:30pm and Sat.-Sun. from 12:00-6:00pm. Closed on Mondays & holidays.

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Latest Health & Medical News

Keeping up-to-date with the most recent news in health care is important today.

That’s why we are always providing updated news items. Please browse the categories below to stay abreast of what’s going on at Buchanan County Health Center and in the world of health care.

Buchanan County Health Center Now Offering Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Buchanan County Health Center is expanding its Therapy and Rehabilitation Department by offering pediatric occupational therapy. A unique service offered locally, this therapy through play approach provides children and their families with the tools to improve their cognitive, physical, sensory and motor skills, and to enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment regardless of disability [...]

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BCHC Increasing Patient Access to Primary & Urgent Care

Beginning on Monday, February 5th, Medical Associates of Buchanan County Health Center will see patients thirty minutes earlier at 9:00AM in efforts to increase patient access to primary health care.  Welcoming two new physicians in August, the addition of Drs. Fahey and Schmidt to the team of providers will continue to improve access to local [...]

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Evening and Weekend Entry Access to BCHC Medical Office Building

The main entrance of Buchanan County Health Center, located on the south side of the hospital (Medical Office Building) is accessible Monday-Friday from 6:00am-8:30pm and Saturdays from 6:00am-1:00pm.  These doors will be locked at all other times, including Sundays for security purposes. Patients and guests may access the building by entering the Emergency Room doors [...]

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Save Local Lives at the Buchanan County Community Blood Drive

The Buchanan County Health Center Community Blood Drive will take place on Tuesday, February 13th from 12:00-5:30pm at the BCHC Wellness Center Aerobic Studios.  Facilitated by LifeServe Blood Center, the sole supplier of community based blood products to BCHC, all donors are encouraged to participate to help maintain a consistent supply of all blood types. [...]

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BCHC to Increase Urology Clinic Coverage and Outpatient Procedures

BCHC is deepening its partnership with Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) by increasing Urology clinic coverage and adding outpatient urological procedures to its long list of locally provided services.  An increasingly needed service, the addition of urological procedures and expanded clinic offerings will allow patients of Buchanan County and surrounding areas the opportunity to be [...]

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New Wellness Services in 2018

Serving the communities of Buchanan County and surrounding areas for over 10 years, the Wellness Center at BCHC is pleased to announce the addition of new services and the commitment to established offerings as they move into 2018.  The Wellness Center is open to the public, providing a wide range of opportunities for physical activity [...]

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BCHC Auxiliary Scholarships for Continuing Education Now Available

The Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary is continuing its commitment to assist local students pursuing health care careers. This spring, the Auxiliary will make six $1,000 scholarships available.

Currently accepting scholarship applications, qualifying applicants must live in or currently work in Buchanan County.  Three scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to current college students or [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Dr. Julie Saddler to its Outpatient Pain Management Clinic

BCHC is pleased to welcome Dr. Julie Saddler from Linn County Anesthesiologists. Specializing in pain relief through anesthetic care, Dr. Saddler will visit the BCHC Pain Management Clinic twice a month through the BCHC Surgical Services Department.

A graduate from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Saddler completed her residency at Emory University [...]

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BCHC Body Composition & General Health Screening

In 2016, Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) introduced two new service lines from its Radiology and Laboratory departments for the public to monitor their personal health and wellness at an affordable, out-of-pocket fee.  One year later, both body composition testing and lipid panels for general health screenings no longer require a referral from the patient’s [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Kristen Jensen to its Urgent Care Team

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome Kristen Jensen, MSN, FNP-BC to its team of urgent care providers.

Visiting from Regional Family Health in Winthrop, Jensen obtained her BSN at Upper Iowa University and Masters in Nursing as an Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner from Clarke University.  A Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Jensen’s clinical [...]

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Oak View to Host Open House Dec. 10th

Oak View Independent Living for Active Seniors, located on the campus of Buchanan County Health Center, will host an open house on Sunday, December 10th from 1-4pm.  The public is invited to view Oak View apartments, featuring three spacious floor plans for retired adults ages 60 and older.

Residency at Oak View is a unique [...]

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Medical Associates Temporary Closure – Urgent Care Open

In preparation for the opening of the new Medical Office Building at Buchanan County Health Center, Medical Associates will have limited provider coverage during the week of October 30th. Medical Associates will see patients during their regular office hours on October 30th – November 1st. On Thursday, November 2nd, Medical Associates will close at noon [...]

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