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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!

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

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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 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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BCHC Welcomes New Service to Specialty Clinics – Breast Care Specialty Clinic to Begin in October

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to introduce the specialty of breast care to the BCHC Specialty Clinic.  Breast care specialists, Jayson Gesme, MD and Theresa Borcherding, ARNP from the CVMS Breast Care Center will visit BCHC on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning October 7th.

Serving the Cedar Valley since 2003, [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Leadership for Emergency & Laboratory Departments

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome two new department managers to the organization; Gwen Riordan, BSN, RN, Emergency Department Manager, and Katie Halliwill, MBA, MLS, Laboratory Department Manager.  Gwen and Katie will be responsible for providing department leadership and quality assurance.

Gwen Riordan, BSN, RN, comes to BCHC with 17 years of experience [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Director of Pharmacy & Population Health

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to welcome Chris Clayton, PharmD, MBA as its Director of Pharmacy and Population Health. Chris comes with over 20 years of experience in inpatient and retail pharmacy, along with population health initiatives including occupational health. Chris has spent the past 20 years at UnityPoint Health serving as the [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Palliative Care & Memory Clinic to Oelwein Specialty Clinic

BCHC is pleased to introduce the Palliative Care & Memory Clinic to the BCHC Oelwein Specialty Clinic, located at 2405 Rock Island Road beginning this September.

Facilitated by Joni Henderson, ARNP of BCHC, the Palliative Care and Memory Clinic have been available for patients and their families at BCHC since 2018. Henderson brings an extensive [...]

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BCHC Expands Focus on Local Mental Health Services by Welcoming Psychiatric ARNP to Family Medicine Clinics

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to expand its mental health offerings by welcoming Kelly Scheffert, Psychiatric ARNP, PMHNP-BC to Medical Associates in Independence and the BCHC Family Medicine –Oelwein in addition to BCHC mental health counseling services that were established in the spring of 2020.

“Mental healthcare is an especially underserved area, particularly [...]

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BCHC to open BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy in Early October of 2020 – Expanding Options for Local Healthcare and Pharmacy Services

BCHC is pleased to announce its intent to open a new retail pharmacy in the community of Oelwein in the early October. BCHC Oelwein Pharmacy will be located in the BCHC Oelwein medical building, located at 2405 Rock Island Road.

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BCHC Welcomes Iowa Anesthesia Pain Management Clinic to Oelwein Specialty Clinic

BCHC is pleased to welcome providers from Iowa Anesthesia Pain Management Clinic to the BCHC Oelwein Specialty Clinic, located at 2405 Rock Island Road.

Specialists from Iowa Anesthesia have been visiting BCHC since 2018 and are pleased to increase patient access by providing a monthly clinic on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Nicole Myers, BSN, RN as Clinical Office Manager of Medical Associates of BCHC & BCHC Family Medicine – Jesup

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to welcome Nicole Myers, BSN, RN, as Clinical Office Manager to Medical Associates of BCHC and BCHC Family Medicine – Jesup.  Nicole has spent the past ten years at Waverly Health Center, most recently serving as a clinic manager to primary care and surgical clinics.

“We are very [...]

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The Wellness Center at BCHC to Re-open on June 10th – Facility Guidelines Released

On Wednesday, June 10th, the Wellness Center at BCHC will re-open after being temporarily closed since March 17th due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Although Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation allowing fitness centers to re-open on May 1st, Buchanan County Health Center chose continue to monitor the trends of COVID-19 in its service area and [...]

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Navigating the Motion in Emotion – Feeling Well with BCHC – A Closer Look at Mental Health

Spring is a favorite season for many, due in part to the vast contrast and perspective it provides.  It pulls us from the dreary depths of winter, and in a very real way brings vibrant color back to our world.   Curiously, the avenue it takes is far from optimal as it rains frequently and can [...]

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May is Speech Therapy Month – BCHC Offering Speech Therapy Services for All Ages

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month.  According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), nearly 1 in 12 children between the ages of 3-17 in the US have had a disorder related to voice, speech, language, or swallowing in the past 12 months.  Not only for children, speech therapy can [...]

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