Our commitment to you

With a variety of services all under one roof, BCHC is your home for health. We're committed to providing you and your family convenience that you want, the services that you need, and the care you deserve.

For life's after-hour accidents & illnesses

Urgent Care is open at BCHC. Open M-F from 5:30-8:30pm and Sat.-Sun. from 12:00-6:00pm. Closed on holidays.

Here for Wellness

Our newly renovated Wellness Center features new cardio and strength equipment, family friendly services, including a Kid Gym, new studio space, added fitness classes, and more helping you and your family adopt a lifestyle of living well through physical activity.

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.


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 Expands Partnership with ECIAC

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to announce its expanded partnership with East Central Iowa Acute Care (ECIAC) through increased emergency provider coverage.  Previously staffing the BCHC Emergency Department 75% of the time, beginning in October, ECIAC will provide over 90% of the coverage with a team of board certified emergency physicians and allied [...]

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BCHC Auxiliary Awards $7,000 in Scholarships

On June 7th, the Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary held their Annual Scholarship Dinner at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence.  Each year, the BCHC Auxiliary awards scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to graduating seniors from East Buchanan, Independence, and Jesup School Districts, and also awards scholarships to nontraditional students entering into or continuing [...]

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Lexington Estate to host Poker Walk during 4th of July Celebrations

Lexington Estate of BCHC is excited to partner with the Independence Celebrations Committee to host the annual ‘Poker Walk’ during the Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 3rd.

The Poker Walk, led by Lexington Estate of BCHC, will begin at 5:00pm at the Rotary Shelter in Riverwalk Parks.  Each participant will walk two miles, receiving [...]

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Babysitting Clinic to be offered at BCHC on June 28th

Calling all future babysitters! Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Babysitting Clinic for 11 to 14 year olds on Thursday, June 28th .  The class will be held from 8am to 12pm in Meeting Room B.  The cost to attend is $40, which includes one day training, a learning materials, and certification card.

During [...]

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Medical Associates of BCHC Summer Hours

Beginning Memorial Day weekend and ending Labor Day weekend, Medical Associates of Buchanan County Health Center will be closed on Saturdays.  Regular office hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm.  Patients may visit BCHC’s Urgent Care during weekend hours of 12:00pm-6:00pm.  Patients may also visit the Emergency Department, should a medical emergency arise.

Medical Associates of [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Tricia Thompson, ARNP to ENT/Facial Plastics & Allergy Clinics

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome Tricia Thompson, ARNP to the rotating group of specialists from Cedar Valley Centers for ENT, Sinus & Allergy, Skin Cancer, and Facial Plastics along with the expansion of coverage at the BCHC Specialty Clinic.

Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Thompson received her undergraduate and graduate [...]

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Buchanan County Health Center Nurse Spends a Half-Century in Profession

Each year, National Nurses Week serves as an opportunity to recognize outstanding nurses who provide the highest level of quality care to their patients’ each and every day.  With over 3.4 million active nurses living in the United States, the employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 16% by 2024 according to the United [...]

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BCHC Specialty Clinic to welcome Dr. Charles Pruchno and the Health Transitions Clinic of PCI

BCHC is pleased to welcome Charles Pruchno, MD, FACP and the Health Transitions Clinic at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa to its rotation of specialty services and providers.

A graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Pruchno completed his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine, and fellowship at the University Of Washington School [...]

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Health Transitions Clinic at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa to host free seminar at Buchanan County Health Center

Health Transitions Clinic at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa is hosting a free introductory seminar at 6 pm, Wednesday, May 9th, in Meeting Rooms A&B at Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC).

Health Transitions Clinic is Cedar Rapids’ leading medically-supervised weight loss program. The program helps those who are overweight and dealing with medical issues that accompany [...]

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BCHC to offer Elite Health Assessments

Buchanan County Health Center is excited to offer a new, one-of-a-kind outpatient program for its community members and patients.  Facilitated through the Wellness Center, Elite Health Assessments will provide participants with a variety of noninvasive in-depth information about their personal health and wellness.

Lasting approximately two hours in duration, each assessment will include a lipid [...]

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BCHC Specialty Clinic to offer Mental Health Services through Abbe Center for Community Mental Health

Beginning April 3rd, the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health will be providing outpatient mental health therapy and treatment through the Specialty Clinic at Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC).

Affiliated with UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, the Abbe Mental Health Center is a state-accredited community mental health center serving individuals of all ages.

Visiting specialist [...]

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