If you have reason to suspect you are ill with COVID-19 and do not need emergency medical care, please call the BCHC COVID-19 Call Center at 319-332-0894 to be properly screened prior to presenting onsite. If you seek emergency care, please inform staff of symptoms prior to arrival.

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.

COVID-19 BCHC Updates & Resources

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A message from our CEO in response to COVID-19 4/3/20

I wanted to take a moment to update the community regarding our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  First, I want to say thank you to all the BCHC associates and their family members.  Whether they are working longer hours, working in higher risk environments or doing jobs they never expected they may do, I am [...]

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BCHC COVID-19 Call Center

BCHC has established a community COVID-19 call center to help facilitate COVID-19 related questions and concerns.  Open seven days a week from 8am-8pm, this call center is staffed by BCHC nurses under the supervision of a provider.  To reach the BCHC COVID-19 Call Center, please dial 319-332-0894.

If you have reason to suspect you are [...]

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Respiratory Clinic to Open at Buchanan County Health Center – Urgent Care to Temporarily Relocate to Medical Associates Office Space

Beginning on Monday, March 30th, Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) will open a respiratory clinic to care for patients with respiratory illnesses to minimize exposure to patients with symptoms or injuries unrelated to a respiratory illness.

Patients with a respiratory illness and symptoms that include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should call the BCHC Call [...]

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A message from our CEO in response to COVID-19

You have all undoubtedly followed the state, national, and global news regarding the coronavirus pandemic. While we have been posting almost daily on social media regarding updated changes at BCHC as well as passing along community education, I wanted to take a step back to give you a broader perspective on how we are planning [...]

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Hospital Service Closures 3.18.20

Effective immediately, the following services at BCHC are suspended until further notice:   •Elective Surgeries •Walk-in Labs •Screening Mammograms & DEXA Scans •Valet Services   Thank you for supporting our commitment to community safety.

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Updated Door Access Information – 3.17.20

Effective immediately, the following entrances are closed under further notice:

•Urgent Care/Wound Center Entrance: All patients should report to ER entrance, located at the northeast side of the hospital.

•Physical Therapy Entrance: All patients should report to the main entrance, located on the south side of the hospital.

While we understand that it can be [...]

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Important Facility Updates – 3.17.2020

BCHC has been working diligently to keep our patients, community, and staff to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.  Because of this, we would like to provide you with several important updates.

We are now limiting visitors to one, healthy adult over the age of 18 per patient at a time for all services with [...]

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BCHC & Lexington Estate Limiting Number of Patient Visitors

Due to the large number of respiratory viruses circulating in the community and the new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa, BCHC is now imposing a visitor restriction until further notice.  While there are no known cases of the novel coronavirus in Buchanan County, we want to take preventative measures to ensure [...]

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BCHC Mental Health Specialty Clinic Welcomes Nancy Muir, LISW

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to welcome Nancy Muir, LISW to the Mental Health Specialty Clinic. Nancy provides mental health services and counseling through AbbeHealth. Affiliated with UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids with two Independence locations, AbbeHealth is a state-accredited community mental health center serving individuals of all ages. A native of Independence, [...]

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Medical Associates of BCHC Expands Local Access for Women’s Health Care

Medical Associates of BCHC is pleased to enhance its local options for women’s health care to its patient base and community.  Medical Associates of BCHC has appointed two providers, Bridget Baker, ARNP and Jane Baker, ARNP, to see female patients for women’s health care related needs and concerns.

Bridget Baker, ARNP and Jane Baker, ARNP [...]

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BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein Welcomes Skin & ENT/Allergy Specialists from Cedar Valley Medical Center

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to welcome Meg Heatley, PA-C and Spencer Kleitsch, ARNP from the office of Dr. David Congdon – Cedar Valley Centers for ENT, Sinus & Allergy, Rejuvenation, Facial Plastic Surgery, Skin Cancer, and Hearing to the Skin & ENT/Allergy Clinic at the BCHC Oelwein Specialty Clinic, located at 2405 [...]

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