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.

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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Orthopedic Services at BCHC to Expand July 1st

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the expansion of orthopedic services and clinic hours.  Beginning July 1st, orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Torrez, DO, MPH, will increase regular clinic hours by adding every third Thursday afternoon to his current clinic rotation.

Orthopedic services at BCHC can assist patients with a variety of orthopedic needs, [...]

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BCHC Urgent Care to Open July 12th

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the opening of an on-campus Urgent Care clinic to better accommodate the health care needs of the residents of Buchanan County and surrounding communities.  After months of planning, BCHC Urgent Care is set to open to the public on Tuesday, July 12th.

An affordable alternative for non-life-threatening, [...]

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BCHC Auxiliary Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Local Students

Each year, the Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary awards scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating seniors of East Buchanan, Independence, and Jesup High Schools through local chapters of Dollars for Scholars, along with nontraditional students and those continuing their education in a human health care related field, residing or working in Buchanan County.


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BCHC Welcomes New Department Managers

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to introduce Steve Yarnall as the Nutrition Services Manager.  Steve comes to BCHC with over twenty years of experience in nutrition services.

“BCHC is excited to welcome Steve.  He comes to the organization with a great amount of experience in the retail and nursing home nutrition services arena, which [...]

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