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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
New Urgent Care weekend hours

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.


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 Doctors’ Day Recognition


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BCHC March Spotlight Series: Living With & Treating Hip & Knee Pain Free Seminar to be held at the Independence Public Library

On Monday, April 1st from 6-7pm, orthopedic surgeon, Benjamin Torrez, DO, MPH from Cedar Valley Medical Specialists will provide a free, educational seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.  Sponsored by Buchanan County Health Center, this seminar is free to the public and requires no advanced registration.

During this free seminar, attendees [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Occupational Therapy Assistant to the Therapy & Rehabilitation Department – Expanding Local Access to Pediatric Occupational Therapy

BCHC is pleased to welcome Shannon Lake, OTA to the Therapy & Rehabilitation Department.  Shannon joins Sara Elledge, OTR/L in providing occupational therapy services to patients of all ages living in Buchanan County and surrounding areas.  Shannon comes to BCHC with six years of experience as an occupational therapy assistant (OTA) in various settings, most [...]

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March 6th is Lymphedema Awareness Day

What exactly is lymphedema? Lymphedema or “Chronic swelling” is the accumulation of a particular kind of fluid (lymph), typically in one part of the body.


What is the lymphatic system: Our lymphatic system is made up of lymph nodes, lymph fluid, and lymphatic vessels. The purpose of the lymphatic system is to maintain the [...]

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BCHC Auxiliary Scholarships for Continuing Education Now Available

The Buchanan County Health Center Auxiliary is continuing its commitment to assist local students pursuing health care careers. This spring, the Auxiliary will make six $1,000 scholarships available.

Currently accepting scholarship applications, qualifying applicants must live in or currently work in Buchanan County.  Three scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to current college students or [...]

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February Spotlight Series: Women’s Heart Health

On Monday, February 4th from 6-7pm, Dr. Kalyana Sundaram, Director of Cedar Valley Cardiovascular Center, will provide a free, educational seminar in the Community Room of the Independence Public Library.  Sponsored by Buchanan County Health Center, this seminar is in continuation of the “BCHC Spotlight Series” that began in August of 2018.

During this free [...]

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Medical Associates of BCHC Expands Morning Hours to Better Accommodate Busy Families

Medical Associates of BCHC is pleased to announce its expansion of morning hours to better accommodate busy families with young children and students experiencing acute illnesses and injuries.   This new service, entitled the “Kid’s Clinic”, will be offered to established patients ages 0-18 years, Monday-Friday from 8:00-9:00am beginning on Tuesday, February 5th.  Online registration will [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Ankur Vyas, MD, MS to the Cardiology Specialty Clinic

The Cardiology Specialty Clinic at Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome Ankur Vyas, MD, MS to its rotation of cardiologists from UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids.  A graduate from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, Dr. Vyas completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and [...]

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BCHC Partners with the Especially For You® Fund

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce its newest partnership with the Especially for You ® (EFY) Fund.  The EFY Fund provides assistance to area individuals seeking preventative breast and gynecological cancer screenings, diagnostic exams and procedures, and more.

The EFY Fund and EFY Race Against Breast Cancer were founded by Mercy Medical Center [...]

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BCHC Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer for East Buchanan Schools receives IHSAA 2018 Sports Medicine Award

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is proud to announce that John Eikenberry, physical therapist at BCHC and athletic trainer for the East Buchanan Community School District, has been named recipient of the 2018 Sports Medicine Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA).  For more than five decades, this honor has been bestowed to [...]

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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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