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 5:30-7:00pm and Sat.-Sun. from 10:00am-4:00pm. Closed on holidays.

Locally offered expert care

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 Now Open!

BCHC has partnered with UnityPoint Health to bring a new family practice clinic to the growing community of Jesup. Now open and seeing new patients! Call us at (319) 827-BCHC today!

BCHC Family Medicine - Oelwein NOW OPEN!

BCHC has partnered with UnityPoint Health to introduce BCHC Family Medicine - Oelwein to the community of Oelwein and surrounding areas! Now seeing patients at 2405 Rock Island Road in Oelwein!

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.

If you have reason to suspect you are ill with COVID-19, please inform staff of any symptoms prior to arrival. For COVID-19 related inquiries, please call 2-1-1.

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 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 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 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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A message from our CEO in response to COVID-19 5/8/20

Iowa has begun the process of opening back up many of the businesses that were shuttered due to COVID-19.  To say there are mixed emotions to that decision is an understatement.  I have spoken with individuals who are relieved to get back to more of a normal life and individuals who believe this decision was [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Dan McElroy, LISW – BCHC to offer Mental Health & Counseling Services through its Family Medicine Clinics

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to introduce mental health and counseling services to its family medicine clinics by welcoming Dan McElroy, LISW to the organization.  Dan has spent the past five years as a counselor in the UnityPoint Health – Allen Behavioral Unit and as a therapist with Black Hawk – Grundy Mental [...]

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BCHC Urgent Care Now Offering Call-Ahead Appointments

Buchanan County Health Center has made a temporary change to its urgent care practice by allowing patients to call-ahead for appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Over the past two months, we have established many additional safeguards to ensure that we dramatically reduce the transmission of illnesses,” commented Amy Van Scoyoc, Executive Director of Ambulatory Services.  [...]

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Receiving Healthcare during a Pandemic

Receiving Healthcare during a Pandemic

William Schmitt, DO

BCHC Family Medicine Physician

With the current pandemic in full swing and the novel coronavirus well-established in our state, there is a palpable level of anxiety in our local communities.  There are many reasons for the anxiety and these may not be directly related to the virus [...]

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When to Seek Emergency Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nathan Harmon, MD – BCHC Medical Director of Emergency

Jillian Schatzle, MSN, RN – BCHC Emergency Department Manager

In the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, medical emergencies and urgent situations unrelated to the virus still occur.  So, when should you seek medical care for a condition that you feel cannot wait during this [...]

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Buchanan County Health Center Family Practice Locations Now Offering Telehealth Appointments

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to introduce telehealth capabilities at its family practice clinics in Independence, Jesup, and Oelwein.  Telehealth, or virtual medicine, allows patients to continue to see their primary care provider for acute illnesses and injuries, health concerns, routine appointments, medication management, and disease management from the comfort of their own homes.  [...]

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