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Health Care

Buchanan County Health Center is a critical access hospital in Independence, Iowa. With 18 clinical specialties, 15 medical specialties, a wellness center, a long-term care facility, and a retirement community, you’ll find expertise for every area of your life. With its central location in Buchanan County, it’s the area’s most convenient healthcare option.

Services Available at Buchanan County Health CenterBCHCER

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Emergency Room

Modern ED Service staffed by medical professional 24/7 and St. Luke’s Emergency Room Providers.   Ambulance & services are provided through Area Ambulance of Buchanan County.   Helicopter service available.

Specialty Clinic

BCHC has over 15 Specialty Clinics.  You’re given specialized, one-on-one care from trusted experts that are board certified, experienced and highly trained. And you receive that care in a convenient, comfortable setting that’s close to home. Ask your physician for a referral to Buchanan County Health Center.

Specialty Clinics include: Cardiology • ENT •OB/GYN •Oncology • Skin Cancer •Orthopedics •Endocrinology •Urology •Podiatry •Rheumatology and more


No appointment necessary, stop by our lab during operating hours Monday-Saturday with a physician’s order.


Open Monday- Saturday, the Radiology Department is able to work around your schedule to provide you with optimal convenience and care close to home. Exams are read by Radiology Consultants of Iowa, located in Cedar Rapids.

Radiology Services Include: CT scan (wide-bore) • Digital mammography •DXA (bone density) •General X-rays •Mobile nuclear medicine •MRI •Ultrasound

Wellness Service

Pool, 24/7 Gym Access, Exercise Classes, Corporate Wellness Programs, Personal Training, Metabolic Testing, Swimming LessonsTWCGYM

Additional Services

  • Surgery: Outpatient and Same-day surgery procedures.  Specialties include general surgery, ENT, orthopedic, women’s health, podiatry, and GI services—colonoscopy and gastroscopy.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy: Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Sleep studies
  • Diabetes Education
  • Dialysis Services: Provided by DaVita
  • Oak View Retirement Living
  • Lexington Estate Long Term Care