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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 10:00am-4:00pm. 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.

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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 Welcomes Surgeons from CVMS

BCHC is pleased to announce the addition of two, highly-trained general surgeons from Cedar Valley Medical Specialists to the Outpatient Surgery Department.   The addition of Dr. Melissa Garrett and Dr. Jason Kasenberg will allow for an increased amount of outpatient procedures to be performed locally and close to home at Buchanan County Health Center three [...]

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BCHC October Specialty Clinic Schedule

Click HERE to view the October Specialty Clinic Schedule.

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BCHC Welcomes Mary Nading, PA-C, MPAs, CCD to the Orthopedic Specialty Clinic

BCHC is pleased to welcome Mary Nading, PA-C, MPAS, CCD to the Orthopedic Specialty Clinic. Affiliated with Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, Nading joins orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Torrez in delivering total orthopedic care, locally at Buchanan County Health Center.

“Orthopedics has been a significant area of growth for us both in the clinic and the [...]

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Influenza Vaccination Now Available at Medical Associates of BCHC

While seasonal flu can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Medical Associates of BCHC is now offering influenza vaccinations through their walk-in clinic on Monday-Friday from 9:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm to 4:30pm. No appointment necessary for established patients over the age of six years, [...]

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BCHC to Host Free Parkinson’s Disease Seminar

On Monday, October 1st from 6-7pm, BCHC memory loss and palliative care specialist, Joni Henderson, ARNP will provide a free seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.

During this free seminar, attendees will learn about Parkinson’s disease; its symptoms, treatment, living with Parkinson’s, and support for caregivers.  Parkinson’s disease affects the nerve [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Gastroenterology Clinic from Cedar Valley Medical Specialists to its Specialty Clinic and Surgical Services

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce the return of locally offered gastroenterology services. Beginning September 5th, Arun K. Muthusamy, MD and Kelli DeSerano, ARNP from Cedar Valley Medical Specialists will be providing services at BCHC’s Specialty and Surgery Clinics on the first and third Wednesday of every month.

A 2006 graduate from Stanley [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Physical Therapist & Extends Expanded Hours

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome Carla McWillaims, DPT, CMPT, to the physical therapy team.  Coming to BCHC with over three years of experience as a physical therapist, McWilliams received her doctorate in physical therapy from Des Moines University in 2014.  Carla resides in Manchester with her husband Brian, one year old son [...]

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Vendor Fair for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Fundraising Committee of Buchanan County Health Center will hold a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Vendor Fair on Thursday, September 6th from 3-5pm in the BCHC Cafeteria.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the BCHC Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team. Some of the participating vendors include:

The Pampered Chef, Anne McMillan Norwex, Paula Kies [...]

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Palliative Care & Advanced Planning Seminar

On Monday, September 10th from 6-7pm, BCHC memory loss and palliative care specialist, Joni Henderson, ARNP will provide a free seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.

During this free seminar, attendees will learn about care options for those experiencing a serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness and will also learn how to [...]

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BCHC Expands Locally Offered Pain Management Services

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is expanding its locally offered pain management services by welcoming Iowa Anesthesia, LC to its growing list providers and outpatient services.

Beginning August 7th, Mark Odden, MBA, ARNP, CRNA and Scott Chastek, ARNP, CRNA from Iowa Anesthesia, LC will be visiting BCHC on the first and third Tuesday of every [...]

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Medical Associates of BCHC Welcomes Patient Navigator

Every day, millions of people living with chronic diseases struggle to manage their symptoms.  Chronic disease can affect a person’s quality of life, restricting them from everyday activities that when managed well, they can still enjoy.  In efforts to provide more effective guidance and disease management to individuals living with a chronic illness, Medical Associates [...]

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Mind Matters: Understanding Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s Disease Free Seminar to be Held at the Independence Public Library

On Monday, August 6th from 6-7pm, BCHC memory loss and palliative care specialist, Joni Henderson, ARNP will provide a free seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.

During this free seminar, attendees will learn about normal age-related memory changes, symptoms that may indicate dementia or signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and other topics [...]

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