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In Crawford County, residents do not sacrifice quality health care and dependable health and safety personnel for the quality of life small town Iowa offers. Leading medical facilities and excellent physicians of all disciplines are available in the area. From mental health services to full service Fire and law enforcement departments, Crawford County offers a safe environment.

Crawford County Memorial Hospital
100 Medical Parkway
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 265-2500 (Hospital)
Ph: (712) 265-2700 (Clinic)

Crawford County Memorial Hospital is a modern facility, capable of meeting today’s needs and any additional demands brought about by increased population.

Seven family practitioners and two residency-trained surgeons, two nurse practitioners and a physician’s assistant serve the county. Consultation and specialty services are provided by more than 30 other physicians now have privileges at CCMH.

Some of the Services offered at CCMH include: 24 hour Ambulance Service, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Coronary & Intensive Care Units, Emergency Room, Laboratory Service, Lifeline, Nutritional Consultation, Obstetrical Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Surgery, and Specialty Outpatient Clinics.

West Iowa Community Mental Health Center
20 North 14th Street
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-3172

West Iowa Community Health Center is a private, non-profit corporation, whose mission is to provide mental health services to area residents.

For further information on services please visit West Iowa Community Health Center on-line.

Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health

105 North Main, Courthouse Annex
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-3303

Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health is a locally operated agency.  Home health services include skilled nursing services, physical/occupational/speech therapies, and health aide services to clients in the home all under the direction of a physician's order.  Services may include medication management, dressing changes, wound care, teaching on a new diagnosis, assistance with acute or chronic illness, assistance with rehabilitation needs, and personal cares of bathing and dressing.  Hospice is a philosophy of care designed to meet the special physical, social, and spirtitual needs of terminally ill patients and their families.  The focus of care is on helping the client live life as fully and comfortably as possible, while providing support to the client and his/her family.  The Homemaker program provides assistance with personal cares, housekeeping and shopping for the elderly, and special needs clients.  Respite is available as staffing patterns and funding allows.  HCBS Waiver services are available to elderly and special needs persons.  Public Health services include:   well child clinics, lead screening, children's immunizations, tetanus and flu vaccines, prenatal education and support, family planning services, early childhood education for families with young children, hawk-i insurance outreach, one-time mom with newborn home visit, communicable disease follow-up, free blood pressure screening, breast and cervical cancer early detection, and other services promoting healthy lifestyles.  Also available is the Community Equipment Loan Program whereby medical equipment, such as walkers, bath benches, canes, etc., is available for loan to individuals with a temporary need.

Carroll Area Nursing Service
Carroll Area Nursing Service is a home health agency providing skilled nursing, home health aide, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and waiver services in Crawford County and the surrounding areas. 

For further information on services please visit Carroll Area Nursing Service

Department of Human Services
1527 4th Avenue South
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-5668
Fax: (712) 263-4754
By appointment only.
Child Support Recovery (712) 263-5690

DHS offers Crawford County Family counseling, foster care, financial assistance, medical programs, and Title 19 Case Management for persons with disabilities.

Denison Care Center
1202 Ridge Road
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-5611

This a 50 bed skilled Nursing facility. Certified for medicare and medicaid. We care about those we care for.

Reed House
2506 3rd Avenue North
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-8657

Change your address and not your lifestyle, assisted living for the elderly.

Denison Volunteer Fire Department

1214 1st Avenue North
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-2806

The Denison Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects about 8500 people living in an area of 170 square miles. We are one of the few cities in Iowa with a volunteer department that has a Class 5 ISO rating. We operate out of one station that protects residential, commercial, and rural areas. Our department is a public department whose members are on a combination of paid and volunteer status. Services include fire, EMS-Assist (on request), Haz-Mat, Search and Rescue, Extrication, and Fire Prevention Education.

Denison Police Department
Non-emergency calls (712) 263-3195. For emergency dial 911.

The Denison Police Department is located in western Iowa within Crawford County and proudly serves its 6500+ residents. The Denison Police Department participates in the Dare Program. The Denison Police Department operates the Crawford County Communications Center. The Communications Center is the only public service answering point in Crawford County. It serves eight fire departments and their EMS first responders. The communications center dispatches the ambulances for Crawford County Memorial Hospital and is the lifeline for the Sheriffs Office, Denison, Manilla, Dow City and Charter Oak Police Departments.

Eventide Lutheran Home for the Aged
114 South 20th Street
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-3114

Eventide Lutheran Home is licensed as an intermediate care facility and as a residential care facility by the Iowa State Department of Health. As a home with 136 beds for residents, Eventide is one of the largest homes of its type in West Central Iowa. Eventide has a well trained staff of over 100 employees plus volunteers providing residents with the highest level of health care available.

St. Anthony Clinic
1820 4th Avenue South
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-6116
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The St. Anthony Clinic is available to meet the healthcare needs of your entire family with services ranging from preventative checkups to the management of long-term medical problems and everyday medical emergencies.  The providers and staff at all of the St. Anthony clinics pride themselves on friendly, prompt service and genuine concern for your health.



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