Suicide Prevention Month

Help Us Prevent Suicide Suicide deaths are tragedies yet they are also preventable. We hope you’ll join us this month, which is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, as we work together to reduce the risk. Suicide is the 12th leading cause of death nationwide. Among kids 10-14 and adults 25-34, it’s the second leading cause of death, and the third…

Back to School: Student Mental Health

Helpful information for teachers: Anxiety disorders can cause students to feel distressed, scared, and nervous in the classroom which makes it difficult for students to participate in class and get their school work completed. It may causes poor relationships with peers and teachers as well. Students with mental health conditions and/or having difficulties within their personal and home life may…

Sioux Center Health Warns of Recent Medicare Scam

SIOUX CENTER HEALTH WARNS OF RECENT MEDICARE SCAM SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (August 3, 2022) Sioux Center Health is warning community members about a phone scam targeting area communities in or around Sioux County. Individuals have received a phone call from someone saying they were from Iowa Medicare and wanting to verify the individual’s Medicare number, even indicating where the Medicare…

Go Back to School Up to Date

Make Sure You’re Up to Date for Back to School It seems like we blinked and suddenly, summer is coming to an end. Thankfully, August still offers great weather for fun in the sun, but also time for us all to get up to date with our health. Take a moment right now to call one of our medical clinics…

5th Annual Healthy Heroes Event

Join us for the 5th annual Healthy Heroes event! Sioux Center Health is proud to partner once again with Promise Community Health Center and Community Health Partners of Sioux County to host this fun and exciting event for the entire family. Events are hosted in beautiful Children’s Park in Sioux Center. 8:30 am 5K Race 9:15 am 2K Race 9…

Sioux Center Health Foundation Welcomes New Director

The Sioux Center Health Foundation is pleased to announce Dorinda Oostenink as the new Foundation Director. Dorinda grew up on a farm north of Hull, Iowa, and graduated from Boyden-Hull High School in Hull. Most recently, she worked for Cooperative Credit Company (CCC) in agriculture finance. Prior to that, she worked for USDA Rural Development in LeMars, which was her…

Sioux Center Health Welcomes Lindsey Junk, MD, MPH

Sioux Center Health is excited to announce the addition of Lindsey Junk, MD, MPH to the Sioux Center Health team. Dr. Lindsey Junk was born and raised in Angola, Indiana and attended Purdue University for her undergraduate studies. After leaving her beloved Boilermakers, she spent time living and working internationally in a Zimbabwean orphanage. That experience led her to pursue…

Tips for a Safe Summer

Whether you’re taking a hike, heading to the lake or celebrating with friends, summer is a time to enjoy. We hope you can make the most of it this year – safely. Our team at Sioux Center Health is always ready to help you if something goes wrong. We hope you’ll consider these tips as you make the most of…

Exploring the Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Heart disease is a global problem; in fact, they are the leading cause of death for both men and women. According to a report from the Nationwide Framework for Surveillance of Cardiovascular and Chronic Lung Diseases, it is estimated that over 16.3 million Americans aged 20 and older have a chronic heart condition. This is just over 7 percent, with…

Is Respiratory Therapy Right For Me?

Respiratory Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that is used for persons with certain respiratory (pulmonary) conditions. Specially trained healthcare providers provide this form of treatment to improve each person's health status and overall quality of life. In the United States alone, millions of people are affected by numerous types of respiratory conditions. Their severities differ and can affect…

Men’s Mental Health Month

10 Men Share What They Wish Other Men Knew About Mental Health Written by Julia Malacoff — www.healthline.com Our culture doesn’t always leave space for men to express inner struggle. These men are trying to change that. Talking about it with anyone — let alone a mental health professional — may seem difficult and even intimidating for anyone living with…

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a form of healthcare that is geared toward resolving problems or reducing the severity of challenges that limit one’s ability to do the things that are essential for survival and other everyday things. Such activities can include working, attending school, getting dressed, making a meal, sports, and other leisure activities. These challenges can be physical, sensory,…