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.

Building for You

Our new medical office building will feature our specialty clinic and primary care offices. Set to open Fall of 2017.

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!

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.


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 Urgent Care Restructures Insurance Billing

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to announce a large change in how they are now able to bill health insurance companies for Urgent Care services rendered.  Effective July 1st, BCHC changed its Urgent Care billing system from a hospital-based service to a clinic-based service.  Because of this change, out-of-pocket costs for most insurance [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Ophthalmology Specialist from Cedar Valley Eye Care

BCHC is pleased to welcome Dr. Theresa Larson from Cedar Valley Eye Care.  Specializing in both standard and complex cataract removal, Dr. Larson will visit BCHC monthly, alongside her colleague Dr. Daniel Miller, to perform cataract removal procedures.

A graduate from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Larson completed her residency at the Mayo School [...]

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Prediabetes Educational Class to be held at BCHC on July 10th

On Monday, July 10th, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a prediabetes education class at 4 p.m. in Meeting Room A of 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 high [...]

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BCHC Wound Center Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

The Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence by Healogics, Inc; the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

The Wound Center at BCHC achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 [...]

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Living Well with BCHC; Visit Your Local Farmers Market

Ever been to a farmers market? If not, check that off your list this summer! Farmers markets typically start in May and end in the fall.  They help to bring producers and buyers together in a fun and casual environment.  Here are just a few benefits of shopping at a farmers market.

Buy fresh, buy [...]

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BCHC Approves Purchase in the Newest Advancement in Mammography – 3D

(Independence, IA)- On May 23rd, 2017 Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) Board approved the purchase and installation of a new 3D Mammogram machine. The Genius™ 3D Mammography™ will replace the current 2D mammography machine.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one [...]

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Living Well with BCHC; Snack Attack

Snacks are foods eaten outside of a scheduled, structured meal setting. Snacking can be part of a healthy meal plan. However, many snack foods and beverages that give us the most calories are low in important nutrients.

According to a United States Department of Agriculture study, after-school snacks provide about one-third of children’s calories. Because [...]

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Steve Slessor Announced as Interim CEO at Community Memorial Hospital

(Sumner, IA) – Following the announcement of Dustin Wright assuming the role of president and CEO at UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown, effective May 15, Steve Slessor will serve as the interim CEO at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner for a six month contract while a full-time CEO is found.

Slessor will continue his current CEO [...]

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Living Well with BCHC; Be Proactive About Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis is an age-related disorder of progressive bone loss. Often called a silent disease, the condition usually develops slowly over time with no symptoms or discomfort. Bones gradually become more porous and less able to support the body. Most people are not diagnosed with osteoporosis until they have already lost a significant amount of bone [...]

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Tara McEnany Serves as Iowa Donor Network Board Member

(Independence, IA)- Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to announce that Tara McEnany, Chief Nursing Officer at BCHC, has been chosen to be part of the Board of Directors for the Iowa Donor Network.

The Iowa Donor Network (IDN) is the primary contact for organ, tissue and eye donation services for the state of [...]

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Living Well with BCHC; Grow a Garden

Growing a garden has more benefits than just reaping the produce. Gardening can be great for your physical health, mental health, and the environment!

FRESH PRODUCE: The obvious reason one would plant a garden would be for the fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s hard to beat food that is fresh, tastes great, and is great [...]

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Snoezelen® Room Opening at Lexington Estate

Lexington Estate is excited to announce the addition of a Snoezelen® room for our residents.

A Snoezelen® room is a controlled, multi-sensory environment that provides a steady stream of stimuli, automatically increasing awareness and understanding of surroundings. The Snoezelen® will have a variety of optical illusions combined with lighting effects, aromas, colors, textures and sounds [...]

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