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 Center at 319-332-0894 to speak with a nurse to be advised on the next steps before presenting onsite for any service. Based on the initial screening, patients may be referred to be seen by a provider in the respiratory clinic. If a patient seeks emergency care, it is extremely important to inform staff of respiratory symptoms prior to arrival.
The respiratory clinic will be located in the current urgent care space on the northwest side of the hospital. Because of this, urgent care will temporarily relocate to the Medical Associates office space on the second floor of the medical office building. Those visiting urgent care should enter through the main doors located on the south side of the hospital. Urgent care will remain open Monday-Friday from 5:30-8:30pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm. The respiratory clinic will be staffed by a provider and nurse Monday-Friday from 10am-8:30pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-4pm.
Medical Associates of BCHC, BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein, and BCHC Family Medicine – Jesup continue to see patients for their healthcare needs and look forward to implementing telehealth in the next one to two weeks as another way to connect with their patients.
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