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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 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.

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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 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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August 2018 Specialty Clinic Schedule

Click here to view the full Specialty Clinic schedule for the month of August 2018.

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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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