119 Westview DrWashington, IA 52353 (319) 653-6621


On behalf of our Board of Trustees, medical providers, employees, and volunteers, I'd like to personally welcome you to Washington County Hospital and Clinics. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. I invite you to use our website as a resource to explore our services, health topics, and programs to assist in your healthcare.

For over 100 years, WCHC's mission has remained focused on improving health and promoting wellness to the communities we serve. With this commitment, we strive to bring up-to-date advances in medicine and medical technology along with highly trained staff and patient-centered physicians. WCHC offers an array of medical and non-medical services to the residents of Washington County and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to provide timely access to high quality patient care. WCHC takes pride in providing professional and yet, compassionate care for patients and families.

We not only want to serve our communities as a hospital and source of wellness, but also as a business that strives to be the local employer of choice. We are dedicated to hiring, retaining, and developing the best people to combine compassion and expertise to make a difference to the lives of our patients and community.

I always welcome feedback, feel free to email your comments to ceofeedback@wchc.org.

Thank you for choosing WCHC. You have given us the opportunity to honor your trust and we are proud to guide you through your health and wellness journey.

Mission, Vision, & Values

The mission, vision, and core values of Washington County Hospital and Clinics work in concert to shape our decisions and guide our everyday actions.

To be the central resource for improving health and promoting wellness of all our communities.

To provide quality healthcare that puts people first.

Core Values

We commit to put the customer first, taking personal ownership to meet our customer's needs.
We are accountable in all aspects for the decisions we make, taking responsibility for our actions.
We respect patients, care givers, and colleagues; we value their beliefs and wishes, taking these into account at all times.
We continuously pursue excellence in quality, safety, and satisfaction.
We embrace our commitment to the community through stewardship of organizational resources.

Cardiovascular Services

WCHC offers a full spectrum of cardiovascular services from prevention to diagnostic testing and treatment.

Prevention - Cardiac Risk Assessment

The WCHC Cardiology Clinic specializes in the early detection and treatment of cardiac problems focusing on the identification of risk factors. Using state-of-the-art technology, patients are provided with a comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment and an individualized plan to improve heart health.

Diagnostic Technology

When red flags show up in a physical exam or the cardiac risk assessment, our Cardiology Clinic offers a wide range of diagnostic technology to best assess your situation.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG): measures the speed, rhythm and evenness of heartbeat
  • Holter Monitor: measures and records heart activity continuously for 24-48 hours
  • Echocardiogram: uses ultrasound (sound waves) to produce an image of your heart
  • Chest X-ray: creates an image of your heart and chest area
  • Exercise Stress Test: shows the heart's performance under exertion
  • Stress Echo Test: combines exertion with ultrasound imaging to determine heart's performance
  • Chemical Stress Test: evaluate heart function and coronary blood flow

Diagnosis & Treatment

The WCHC Cardiology Clinic diagnoses and treats a wide range of cardiovascular diseases including:
  • Carotid Vascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy
  • Hyperlipidemia (cholesterol)
  • Hypertension
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Women's Heart Health

Cardiology Contact Information

Location: Entrance #9
Open Hours: M-F 7am-4pm
Phone: 319-863-2031

Diabetes Education


WCHC's Diabetes Education program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and certified by the State of Iowa for meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. We are committed to informing our communities how to prevent and control all types of diabetes. Our programs are developed to provide patients with diabetes the skills needed to achieve the best quality of life. Our Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist offers a variety of services for patients with Type I, Type II, Gestational Diabetes, and Prediabetes including:
  • Individualized Diabetes or Prediabetes Education
  • Group Diabetes Classes
  • Annual Follow-up Class
  • Insulin Pump Instruction and Management
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Pump Support Group
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Follow-up phone calls

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Individualized Diabetes Education

Our Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist will meet with patients one-on-one to conduct an assessment to determine patient's specific needs. During this session, our Diabetes Nurse Educator will train you on self-managing your chronic disease and how to live a healthier life. Instructional topics may also include: general diabetes overview, blood sugar monitoring, understanding and preventing complications, diabetic emergencies, healthy eating/meal planning, exercise, medications, goal setting, and stress management.

Group Diabetes Classes

Group classes provide participants with the skills and support needed to improve their quality of life with Diabetes. Classes are taught by a multi-disciplinary team including: Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Dietitians, Pharmacists, and Social Workers. Topics during these sessions include: goal setting, preventing complications, medications, meal planning, exercise, glucose monitoring, and stress management.

Follow the WCHC Diabetes Group on Facebook for the latest classes and announcements.

Registration is required for class. For more information or to sign-up call WCHC's Diabetes Educator at 319-863-2030. All classes will be held at WCHC in the Living Well Center, located through the South Lobby entrance.

Annual Follow-Up Class

Individuals who have participated in previous diabetes education are invited to an annual follow-up class to review skills and techniques to best manage your condition. Participants will review medications, meal planning, tips for dining out, preventing complications, and the ADA's recommendations for standards of diabetes care.

Our Diabetes Nurse Educator is committed to helping you achieve the best quality of life possible. For more information or to schedule diabetes instruction, please call 319-863-3936.

Diabetes Education Contact Information

Location: Ken and Rosemary Hanson Specialty Clinic Entrance #8
Phone: 319-863-3936
Fax: 319-863-2029

Emergency Care

If you need immediate medical attention, call 9-1-1.

During an emergency, prompt, expert care is what matters most. WCHC's emergency department is a Level IV Trauma Care Center with medical professionals ready to provide patients with skillful care at a moment's notice. Our facility is equipped to stabilize a patient's immediate needs and has access to specialized services and air care to a tertiary hospital when needed.

Expert, Certified Providers

Each Emergency Room provider is certified and comes to WCHC with experience in emergency medicine.

With WCHC's team of skilled trauma and adult/pediatric advanced life support nurses, emergency services at WCHC will improve to better meet the needs of Washington and surrounding communities.

With strong collaboration among all departments, patients can expect the highest level of medical expertise. Now more than ever, WCHC is the right choice for emergency care.

Emergency Services Contact Information

Location: Hospital - Entrance #1
Open Hours: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Phone: 319-653-5481

Outpatient Treatment and Infusion Center

WCHC offers many of the same infusions and procedures as the Iowa City hospitals right here at home. With flexible hours, we work with you to fit your busy work or home schedule and keep you healthy. Our nursing staff is compassionate, respectful and strives to provide the best quality experience possible. All patients are overseen by our prominent WCHC Hospitalist staff. They monitor and assess Ambulatory patients to make sure we are giving the safest care possible.

Outpatient Treatment and Infusion Center Services

Some of the services we offer are:
  • Infusions
    • Antibiotic
    • Medications (Iron, IVIG, Remicade, Ocrevus)
    • Blood and blood products
    • IV Fluids
  • Medication Injections
    • Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
    • Medications (Prolia)
  • PICC/Port Flush
  • Foley Catheter insertions and Bladder Screening
  • Cardioversions
  • Urodynamics

Outpatient Treatment and Infusion Center Contact Information

Location: Hospital - Entrance #1
Open Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM - 3 PM
Phone: 319-653-5481

Mental Health Care

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Americans and nearly 1 in 25 live with a serious mental illness, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness.

If you or a loved one is struggling to live a fulfilling life due to conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, know you are not alone. At WCHC, a dedicated medical professional certified in mental health disorders can help.

Mental Health services at WCHC include:

  • Mental Status Exams
  • Neurological Screening Exams
  • Risk Assessments
  • Individual, Group, & Family Therapies
  • Medication Initiation and Monitoring
  • Care Coordination and Consultation

    Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan designed to attain goals and help take control of your mental illness.

    For a mental health evaluation all 653-7291 to schedule an appointment today.

Rehabilitation Services

WCHC's Rehabilitation services are among the best in Southeast Iowa! Located inside Entrance #9, WCHC has the only comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Washington County. Our five licensed physical therapists, two occupational therapists, and speech therapist are all committed to restore you to a better self.

Therapists receive more education on exercise and body mechanics than any other health professional. We specialize on the movement system of the body and ensure exercises are performed with the correct technique to maximize your health. WCHC's therapy services include:

Primary Care Clinics

From coughs, colds, and broken bones to annual checkups and school physicals, Washington County Hospital and Clinics' Rural Healthcare Clinics provide primary care for the whole family.

At WCHC, you will find providers trained to listen with compassion, provide reassurance and education. Our providers focus on what matters to you, spending time to understand your needs, and providing the personal attention that makes a real difference.

Having a local primary care provider allows you to build a relationship with someone you trust, who knows your family, their health histories and can serve as a reliable resource for care and information. Not only do our physicians treat you when you are sick, but, through regular check-ups and preventive care, our primary care providers strive to help you live a healthy and active life.

Primary Care Clinics Contact Information

Location: Columbus Junction Clinic
Open Hours: Monday-Thurdsay 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Phone: 319-728-2429

Location: Family Medicine
Open Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Phone: 319-653-7291

Location: McCreedy Medical Clinic
Open Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: 319-653-7291

Schedule Appointments Online

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Saturday Clinic

WCHC offers extended hours for your convenience to treat non-emergent symptoms and conditions. The WCHC Saturday Clinic is located at Family Medicine Clinic. Patients can be seen by appointment only from 8:00 am - 10:30 am. View a list of conditions commonly treated during Saturday Clinic.

Types of Primary Care

Family Practice

Primary medical care for people of all ages. Range of health services include preventive care, wellness exams, care for chronic conditions, routine gynecological care and pediatrics. WCHC's Rural Healthcare Clinics offer additional services, such as:

Internal Medicine

Like family medicine, internal medicine can be primary care; however, it is focused on adult health care. Our Internist has special training in dealing with complex, chronic illness and treating several different illnesses at the same time.


Cardiology is a branch of medicine that concerns diseases and disorders of the heart, which may range from congenital defects to acquired heart diseases such as coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Our Cardiologist Dr. Stephan Schomer has 31 years of experience in field.






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