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.

Safe Sitter® Babysitting Course to be offered over Winter Break

Calling all future babysitters! Buchanan County Health Center will be holding a Safe Sitter® class for 11 to 14 year olds on Thursday, December 29th.  The class will be held from 8am to 3pm in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.  The cost to attend is $40, which includes one day of training, [...]

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Emergent Encounters: Your Lifeline to Emergency Support from BCHC Common Winter Injuries & Emergencies

Author: Jarod Wiebel, PA-C

Cjarod-wiebelold weather is back again and “Old Man Winter” is blowing in.  Although we hate to see nicer weather leave, we can all appreciate the seasons of living in the Midwest.  The holidays are upon [...]

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Cookies, Cocoa, & Claus at Oak View

Calling all families!  Oak View Independent Living, located on the campus of Buchanan County Health Center will be holding an open house from 1-3pm on Sunday, December 4th.  Open to the public, Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be at Oak View throughout the afternoon for photos and fun!  Cookies, cocoa, and treat bags will be [...]

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Give the Gift of Life – BCHC Blood Drive

The Buchanan County Health Center Community blood drive will take place on Tuesday, December 20th from 12:00-5:30pm at the Buchanan County Senior Center located at 400 5th Ave NE in Independence.  The blood drive will be facilitated by LifeServe Blood Center, the sole supplier of community based blood products to BCHC.

Currently, there is a [...]

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BCHC Observes American Diabetes Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 29 million Americans are living with diabetes.  A growing epidemic, the CDC estimates that 1 in 3 Americans will have diabetes by 2050.  BCHC is taking a proactive stance in helping pre-diabetic patients prevent and reverse the risk factors of diabetes along with assisting, educating, [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Cardiology Providers

The Cardiology Specialty Clinic at Buchanan County Health Center welcomes Fahed Al Darazi, MD and Ojas Bansal, MD to its regular rotation of providers from UnityPoint Clinic Cardiology, based out of Cedar Rapids.  A graduate from the American University of Beirut, Dr. Al Darazi completed residency at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook [...]

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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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