Sioux Center Health stands firmly with our community. Our faith tells us that things will get better. Regardless, we continue to provide the same high-quality healthcare you have become accustomed to despite the covid-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has caused a great dilemma across the world. According to the World Health Organization, prevention and treatment services for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like Diabetes and Hypertension have been severely disrupted since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Globally, more people are developing NCDs, experiencing complications from NCDs, and dying from NCDs. We in Northwest Iowa are no different. We have certainly seen the fall off in visits to our three (3) medical clinics in Sioux Center, Hawarden, and Hull.
Good health is something we take for granted until we lose it. Sioux Center Heath believes that as a responsible, not-for-profit healthcare provider and faith-based institution, we have a responsibility to sound the alarm! Our community needs to be aware of the silent rampage of NCDs like Heart Disease. NCDs are negatively impacting the quality of life experienced by our patients and killing others.
Sioux Center Heath understands the reluctance of community members to leave their homes and visit our facilities. Most importantly, we accept our duty to ensure preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment solutions are made available to all.
Turning obstacles into stepping stones
The challenge of Covid-19 has brought some benefits to those we care for.
- Flu season is off to a slow start in the United States, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This was expected due to increased social distancing, masking, and disinfecting practices.
- Patients and visitors can be reassured that their safety is our top priority. Separate respiratory clinic, increased disinfecting procedures, and masking protocols keep our facilities safe and available to provide care for all needs.
- Fewer visits to our disinfecting facilities have made them even easier to clean and to implement Covid-19 protocols. Your safety is guaranteed should you pop in for a visit.
- Increased availability of appointment slots.
- We have had the opportunity to increase our virtual services. More virtual medicine offerings mean your preferred doctor or nurse is available to you from the comforts of your home.
Preventative care keeps you healthy and optimizes your well-being. Now is the perfect opportunity to schedule your regular/annual check-up or specialized services you may have previously delayed due to covid fears.
To protect the health and safety of our patients, we offer live Virtual Visits. The visit is simple to set up from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Schedule your virtual visit today using our opening hours:
- Sioux Center Medical Clinic: 712.722.2609
Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 5:45 pm / Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
- Hawarden Medical Clinic: 712.551.1000
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4 pm
- Hull Medical Clinic: 712.439.1315
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Your provider will assist with conditions like:
- General medication follow-ups
- Behavioral Health
- Anxiety follow-ups
- Skin issues
- Other appointments as determined by the provider
Schedule your Behavioral Health virtual visit with our opening hours:
- Behavioral Health: 712.722.2609
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Curbside and Walk-Ins
Curbside drive-ups are integrated with our covid-19 resilience measures. Patients can drive up to the designated area based on their appointment and speak with their health care provider from the comforts of their car.
For Walk-in Patients, please note:
- Call ahead if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
- Wearing a mask is a requirement for entering our facilities in line with the new normal protocols.
- We will provide you with a mask if you do not have one.
At Sioux Center Health, we support our local communities. We care about you, your mind, body, and spirit. We are doing everything we can to support the health and well-being of anyone who needs our services. Schedule your virtual visit today so that your medical professionals can continue to help you live your best life. If you are a new patient, welcome to our family! We are ready to help you. Thank you for your support and prayers. We will get through this pandemic together.
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