Health Care and Home Health Care

Mitchell County Regional Health Center is a twenty-five bed Critical Access Hospital located in the community of Osage. In 1994, a partnership was formed to create a Physician Hospital Organization (PHO). This partnership includes Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa, Mitchell County Memorial Hospital and clinics in Osage, Riceville, St. Ansgar and Stacyville.

The employees, medical providers, board members, volunteers, and leaders of Mitchell County Regional Health Center remain dedicated to its core values of respect, honesty, justice, confidentiality and compassion. Our dedication and commitment to caring for the whole person are reflected in our mission:

Mitchell County Regional Health Center

Mitchell County Regional Health Center exists to serve the people of Mitchell County and the surrounding area by providing patient centered care through "healing partnerships" and a "healing environment."

And in our vision:

Imagine a place where every brick, every room, every hand, and every heart is completely devoted to healing.

Mitchell County Regional Health Center owns and operates its own ambulance service. This Paramedic Provisional Service responds to approximately 700 calls annually. In addition, emergency helicopter service is available from MayoOne from Rochester, Minnesota and Mercy AirLife in Mason City, Iowa.

Visit the PHO's website to learn more about its many services and to meet the medical providers affiliated with the organization. www.osagehospital.com


Mitchell County Home Health Care/Public Health

Mitchell County Home Health Care/Public Health was established in 1969 with 20 home care aides, 2 nurses and 1 office staff. Located at 102 Plaza Lane in Osage, Iowa, Mitchell County Home Health presently consists of 11 home care aides, 7 nurses and 5 office staff. With the Mitchell County Board of Health as its governing body, services are available to anyone residing in Mitchell County, with no age restrictions. Referrals can be made by doctors, hospitals, friends, neighbors, family, other public services agencies or self.


MCHHC is Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield certified and has contracts with a variety of additional insurance companies and service providers, such as Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and the Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging. You can receive services even if you are not "homebound". There are a variety of service programs. Nursing services are developed with the client and their physician. Health promotion visits and care plans are developed between the client and the nurse.


Mitchell County Home Health Care/Public Health offers other programs in addition to home visits: Immunization Clinics, Senior Health Clinics, Community Health Assessment, Foot Care Clinics, Case Management for Elderly, Maternal Health, Active for Life (pedometer) program, Tobacco Use Prevention, Parenting Education, Sexual Abuse Prevention Education, Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention, Communicable Disease Assessment and Treatment such as TB and Flu Clinics, Pertussis follow up, Public Health Bio-Emergency planning for the county (includes planning and preparing for natural and terrorist emergency events), Hawki Insurance coordination (insurance program for underinsured children), Lead Screening for children, and Community Education. Programs and screening clinics such as blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes are also available.


Mitchell County Home Health Care & Public Health partners with other community entities to collaborate on activities and committees, such as local schools, hospital, senior centers, clinics, churches and the North Iowa Community Action Organization.


If you would like to obtain more information, please call for a brochure or for a speaker to come to your meeting or group. Contact Debra R. Freeman, RN Administrator, 641-832-3500 or 1-800-535-2984.


Mitchell County Economic Development Commission  .  509 State Street  .  Osage, IA  .  641-732-4790  .  mcedc@osage.net