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.

Our Team

Our health center’s team of experienced professionals use the latest in surgical technology, treatments, and advancements- all in our updated state-of-the-art surgical facilities. BCHC provides the highest in quality care from compassionate caregivers so you can recover conveniently close to home.

Coming Fall of 2017

Our new medical office building will feature our specialty clinic and primary care offices.

Open 24/7

Our Wellness Center features a walking track, cardio and strengthening equipment, free weights, and a new power lift rack for all of your fitness goals and needs!

Urgent Care is now open!

Visit us for urgent, non-life-threating illnesses and injuries. Open T-F from 5:30-8:30pm and Sat.-Sun. from 12:00-6:00pm. Closed on Mondays & holidays.


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.

BCHC Welcomes new Physicians to Emergency Department

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome three new emergency medicine providers from East Central Iowa Acute Care (ECIAC).  Partnering with ECIAC in June of 2014, BCHC’s Emergency Department is currently staffed 75% of the time by ECIAC; a team of board certified emergency physicians and allied health professionals.  The remaining 25% is staffed [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Providers to Urgent Care

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome two new providers to its new Urgent Care Department.  Since opening its doors in July, BCHC’s Urgent Care has seen over 500 patients.

Visiting BCHC’s Urgent Care from Dubuque, Connie Kramer, ARNP currently practices at Grand River Medical Group and specializes in nephrology.  Connie attended Northeast Iowa [...]

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Buchanan County Flood 2016 – Flood Recovery Information & Resources

The Buchanan County Emergency Management Services has released information regarding flood recovery and resources for Buchanan County residents effected by the flooding in late September of 2016.  For all information and resources regarding flood recovery, please visit http://www.buchanancountyiowa.org/Flood2016.php

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Flooding and Disease Prevention


Buchanan County Public Health Department

Flooding and Disease

People are often concerned about disease during a flood and subsequent clean-up. Enteric disease, or diseases of the gut which cause vomiting and diarrhea, can be avoided by thoroughly washing hands with soap and running water before eating and at the end of the [...]

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Emergent Encounters: Your Lifeline to Emergency Support from BCHC

As we head into fall our children are going back to school and joining fall sports such as football, cross country, volleyball, and cheerleading.   Although fun and rewarding to participate in and watch, contact sports can increase the incidence of sport injuries and concussions.

Although just a common now as it was years ago, an [...]

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Independence Schools Partner with BCHC to offer a Concussion Management Program

Attention Mustang Families!  The Independence Community School District is partnering with Buchanan County Health Center to provide a concussion management program for students ages 10 and older.  An athletic trainer from BCHC will measure your child’s reaction time and accuracy to determine if a concussion has happened in the past, and will provide pre-concussion baseline [...]

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Prediabetes Educational Class to be held at BCHC on Sept 26th

On Monday, September 26th, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Prediabetes education class, beginning at 4 p.m. in Meeting Room A at BCHC.  Prediabetes education classes are held to help reduce the risk for the development of type 2 diabetes.

Prediabetes is when an individual’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not [...]

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BCHC Fundraising Committee to hold Walk to End Alzheimer’s Vendor Fair

(Independence, IA)- The Fundraising Committee of Buchanan County Health Center will hold a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Vendor Fair on Wednesday, August 24th from 3-5pm in Meeting Room A & B at BCHC.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the BCHC Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team. Participating vendors include:

The Pampered Chef, Anne McMillan [...]

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Donlea Appointed to BCHC Board of Trustees:

Two Trustees to be added to the November ballot

The Buchanan County Health Center Board of Trustees recently appointed Denny Donlea of Winthrop to fulfill a vacant seat on the BCHC Board of Trustees.  A lifelong resident of Winthrop, Donlea has played an active role within the community of Winthrop and beyond as a business [...]

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Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack

Sleep apnea is a common problem in today’s world. This sleep disorder increases a persons’ risk of having a heart attack or dying by 30% over a period of 4-5 years, according to a new study. The more severe the sleep apnea, the greater the risk of developing heart disease or dying. Obesity is a [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Liz Hoy, ARNP to Orthopedic Clinics

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the expansion of orthopedic services by welcoming Liz Hoy, ARNP to Cedar Valley Orthopedics regular clinic hours.

Accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program, Liz Hoy, ARNP has been practicing since 2015 with Cedar Valley Orthopedics. Liz Hoy will assist Dr. Benjamin Torrez during [...]

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BCHC Appoints Urgent Care Manager & Medical Director

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Van Scoyoc as its Urgent Care Manager.  An employee of BCHC for the past nine years, Amy also serves as the Specialty Clinic Manager.

“Amy has proven herself time and time again as a great leader for our organization.  Amy also coordinates our [...]

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