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Denison and Crawford County, residents enjoy quality health care and dependable health and safety personnel in conjunction with the quality of life small town Iowa offers. Leading medical facilities and excellent physicians of all disciplines are available in the area. 

Listed below are health options for the Denison area, as well as nursing care facilities.

Hospitals and Clinics

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 who also 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.

 St. Anthony Clinic
1820 4th Avenue South
Denison, Iowa 51442
Ph: (712) 263-6116

The St. Anthony Clinic, affiliated with St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, 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.

Other Healthcare Options

Crawford County Home Health, Hospice & Public Health
105 North Main, Courthouse Annex
Denison, Iowa 51442
(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, education for 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 spiritual 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.

Plains Area Mental Health Center
515 Hwy 39; P.O. Box 426
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-3172
20 North 14th Street
Denison, Iowa 51442
(712) 263-3172

Plains Area Mental 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 Plains Area Mental Health Center on-line at


Department of Human Services
1527 4th Avenue South
Denison, Iowa 51442
(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.


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 them online at

Nursing Homes and Continuing Care

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

This a 50-bed skilled nursing facility with Trillium Healthcare Consulting. Certified for Medicare and Medicaid, their team approach enables them to develop individualized care plans that enhance residents’ quality of life. The offer spacious private and semi-private suites, weekly church services, internet and Wi-Fi accessibility, secured building, multiple dining options, hair salon, laundry, housekeeping, and cable television. Their services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy; tracheostomy care; IV therapy/Picc lines; tube feedings; hospice care; daily restorative programming; respite care; and wound vac therapy. They routinely schedule on-site physician visits.

Gracewell Nursing Facility
114 South 20th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-3114

Gracewell Nursing Facility is a state of the art skilled nursing facility offering round-the-clock care for someone unable to live on their own, or needing to recover after having an illness or surgery. Gracewell is licensed by the state to provide short term rehabilitation, long term care, hospice care and memory care to 84 residents. The goal is to return residents to their optimum level of function and open the door to a better quality of life.

Heritage Heights Independent Living

118 South 20th Street
Denison, Iowa 51442
(712) 263-3114

Heritage Heights consists of 35 affordable housing apartments subsidized by HUD. Our target population for the apartments includes those with low income. Located adjacent to Gracewell Nursing Facility, the community features one-bedroom and studio apartments, as well as comfortable lounges, patio and laundry facilities. The apartments allow residents to maintain their independent lifestyle while enjoying the social aspect of community living.

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

Reed Place is a pet friendly senior living community that offers  residents the opportunity to thrive in mind and body by providing compassionate assistance in their daily routines only when needed. Individual care plans meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. Community activities include exercise classes, bingo, meditation, social hour or arts and crafts.

Silveridge Assistant Living
222 South 20th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-2639

Silveridge is a certified assisted living facility by the State of Iowa, and is designed to accommodate the needs of those who wish to maintain an independent lifestyle but may require assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, mobility, shopping, housekeeping, laundry, medication and more! Silveridge offers 36 spacious apartments with a wide range of amenities.