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.

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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Living Well With BCHC; Baseball Season is Here!

It’s that time of the year again! Time to dust off the mitt and cleats and head to the ball diamond. America’s past-time, baseball, is back. Many people have fond memories of their own playing days at the ball park, whether it be professional or even the local high school team, to watch the athletes [...]

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New Telehealth Service Begins for Patients

On April 10th, the emergency department at Buchanan County Health Center launched a new telehealth service for patients using Integrated Telehealth Partners (ITP).

ITP provides timely mental health consults for emergency department patients in need, via tele psychiatry services. Patients will receive a medical screening by the emergency department provider and if determined appropriate, will [...]

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Living Well with BCHC; Cool-Weather Crops

Ready for summer?  Dreaming of gardening?  Get your green thumb out a little early this year and plant some cool-weather loving crops.  The following five crops can be planted almost as soon as the ground is tillable.

Potatoes – Best when planted mid-April. Any root vegetable could be planted at this time such as radishes, [...]

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Living Well With BCHC; Pregnancy and Exercise

Pregnancy is a great time to be active. There are numerous perks to getting off the couch during these nine months. Exercise can help reduce your risk of high blood pressure during pregnancy, increase your muscle strength to prepare you for labor, ease back pain and other discomforts, and even boost your energy!

Like the [...]

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Living Well with BCHC; Training Your Core

Most people have heard of the term “core,” but what exactly is it? When it comes to training, I like to break down the core into inner and outer.  “Inner” referring to deep muscles that function as stabilizers, and “outer” referring to larger, superficial muscles that function to create ROM, generate movement and gross stability.


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Two BCHC Nurses to be Honored with 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce that two of its own have been named among the 100 Great Iowa Nurses.  Surgical Services Manager, Jennie Goos, BSN, RN, along with Diabetes Education Coordinator, Cindy Horn, RN, will be honored with this prestigious award on May 7th in Des Moines as a kick-off to National [...]

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Prediabetes Educational Class to be held at BCHC on April 3rd

On Monday, April 3rd, 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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Medical Associates of BCHC to Welcome Two Physicians in August of 2018

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the expansion of primary care services by signing two full-time physicians to join the established team of providers at Medical Associates. Dr. William Schmitt, D.O., and Dr. David Fahey, D.O. will begin practice at BCHC upon completion of their residency in August of 2018.

“Successfully recruiting great [...]

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BCHC Introduces New Electronic Medical Record System

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to introduce a new electronic medical record (EMR) system on March 5, 2017.  Transitioning from Meditech to Epic, the number one medical record system in the country, will provide BCHC and its patients with many benefits.  Typically a resource unavailable to rural hospitals, BCHC has been working with UnityPoint [...]

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“It was just a match.” Local couple finds the comfort of home at Buchanan County Health Center

When Marlys Miller moved to Oak View in May of 2016, she knew right away that it was just a match. “You know when you drive by a place 50,000 times and never really stop to think what is all inside?  That’s what it was like for me when I drove by Oak View day [...]

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BCHC Winter Newsletter

We have a lot to talk about! View our Winter Newsletter to hear about all of the happenings that have recently taken place at BCHC.

Click here to read the Winter 2017 Newsletter

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