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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.

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BCHC is your home for surgical care. With a newly renovated pre & post-operative wing, you can expect an enhanced surgical experience with comfort and privacy.

At BCHC, your health is our primary care.

With friendly faces you know, and expertise that you trust, Medical Associates of BCHC is pleased to offer quality primary care services to you and your family. We're here for you, trusted for life.

BCHC Family Medicine - Jesup

BCHC Family Medicine - Jesup, and Affiliate of UnityPoint Health, serves the community of Jesup and surrounding areas. All providers are currently accepting new patients!

BCHC Family Medicine - Oelwein

BCHC Family Medicine - Oelwein, an Affiliate of UnityPoint Health, serves the community of Oelwein and surrounding areas. All providers are currently accepting new patients.

If you have reason to suspect you are ill with COVID-19, please inform staff of any symptoms prior to arrival. For COVID-19 questions and concerns, please call the BCHC COVID-19 Call Center at 319-596-2180 Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm.

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 COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Click on the image above to learn what BCHC has implemented to keep you and your family safe, along with COVID-19 organization updates and resources.

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2021 Auxiliary Scholarship Recipients

On June 3rd, the Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary held their annual scholarship presentation 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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BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy Accepting Walk-Ins for Covid-19 Vaccine

BCHC Oelwein Retail Pharmacy is now accepting walk-ins for the Covid-19 vaccine. This service is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. No appointment is needed.


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General Surgery Coverage Expands At BCHC

(Independence, IA) –Through a partnership with Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, BCHC has expanded general surgery coverage in Independence. Dr. Brian Gerrelts, M.D. will provide general surgery coverage three days per week at BCHC.

In conjunction with the expansion in Independence, Dr. Gerrelts will also provide weekly general surgery coverage at BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein. [...]

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Vaccination Clinics At Oelwein Pharmacy

We will be holding two vaccination clinics next week at the BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy. They will be held on Thursday, April 22nd and Friday, April 23rd. Click on the links below to sign-up for an appointment. The BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy is located at 2405 Rock Island Road in Oelwein. If you have questions please call [...]

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Karen Sadler, ARNP to offer ENT services at BCHC Oelwein

(Oelwein, IA) – BCHC Family Medicine in Oelwein will soon have access to another ENT service provider. Karen Sadler, ARNP will provide many services, including identifying and treating skin cancers, managing patients with allergies, sinus infections, sleep apnea, cerumen removal from ears and other ENT related problems. Sadler will be available in Oelwein every other [...]

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Vaccination Clinics This Week at BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy

We will be holding vaccination clinics at the BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy this week! Click the links below to sign-up for an appointment. The BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy is located at 2405 Rock Island Road in Oelwein. If you have questions please call 319-283-1664. Pfizer Clinic – Tuesday Mar 30th –

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COVID-19 vaccination clinics to be held in Independence

(Independence, IA) – Buchanan County Public Health (BCPH) is collaborating with Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC), Regional Family Health Winthrop, MercyOne Family Health, and local pharmacies to change the way the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in Buchanan County. Beginning the week of March 22, a community-based clinic will be held each week.

At this [...]

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BCHC CEO, Steve Slessor, to Embark on New Opportunity with Winneshiek Medical Center

On March 18th, Steve Slessor of Buchanan County Health Center announced his upcoming departure from the organization after serving as its Chief Executive Officer for the past seven years.  In early June, Slessor will embark on a new opportunity to serve the communities of Winneshiek County as the Chief Administrative Officer of Winneshiek Medical Center [...]

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BCHC installs new sinus navigation system

(Independence, IA) – Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) has installed a new sinus navigation system that Dr. David Congdon, MD, MPH, ENT/Plastics physician for Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, will utilize on functional endoscopic sinus cases or sinus surgery. This new system will help bring more advanced sinus technology to BCHC patients in the Independence area [...]

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Four BCHC nurses make 100 Great Iowa Nurses of 2021 list

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(Independence, IA) – Four of Buchanan County Health Center’s (BCHC) nurses recently earned a spot on this year’s 100 Great Iowa Nurses list. Outstanding nurses who have made a meaningful impact [...]

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New MRI Installed at BCHC; Improved Technology for Faster, More Accurate Results

In late 2020, Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) installed a new MRI unit, located within the MRI suite of the hospital.  Producing faster and more accurate results with improved technology, the MRI machine came earlier than expected to the organization.

“We are very fortunate to have exceptional facilities and equipment to compliment the wonderful staff [...]

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