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Overview of Lucas County Health Center

Lucas County Health Center is a 25-bed hospital offering a full range of healthcare services including emergency services. Lucas County Health Center, an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, has been serving Chariton and the surrounding communities since 1961. We offer you and your family an experience that is unique in today’s health care by partnering modern technology with hometown hospitality.

We take pride in our patient care by taking the time to listen to you and develop patient care plans, designed to meet your health and wellness needs. We are committed to promoting and enriching your health and well-being by providing quality, family-centered health care.

Total beds: 25

Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospital

No of Affiliated Doctors: 41

Specialities: Multi Speciality

Medicare Quality data

The Medicare quality data presented below is derived from the www.cms.gov hospital compare data. Star ratings are limited in scope to the data sources they are derived from. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single rating for each hospital.

Overall rating


Patient Experience


Safety of care


Timeliness of care


Staying out of Hospital after treatment


Above national average

Same as national average

Below national average

Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare

This data is based on HCAHPS survey by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov).The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.    

76% Patients that would definitely recommend ( 4% higher than the national average )


UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

Medicare, Medicaid



The hospital accepts various types of health insurance, but individual coverage may be variable. You should check with your insurance whether the hospital is in network or not. You can make payment via cash, online, credit card or debit card.

Osceola Amtrak

Chariton NDB CNC 335 Airport

You can request an appointment with specific doctor on hospital's website or make appointment request on HealthSoul.

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