BVRMC Specific COVID-19 Updates

May 12, 2020- For your safety, we are asking that if you have an appointment at BVRMC please call ahead to register at 712.732.4030. Our Patient Access team is here to assist you with all of your registration needs. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

May 11, 2020- BVRMC will now be requiring all patients to wear a mask during any appointment. Patients are encouraged to bring their own mask or will be supplied with a cloth mask while being screened with questions and temperature checks upon entering. Anyone with a fever, cough or flu like symptoms should stay home and reschedule their appointment for a later time. BVRMC is still accepting home made masks from the community. Click on link if you would like to donate masks.

Updates on Coronavirus with Dr. Garrett Feddersen, Medical Director of Emergency Services & Pam Bogue, Buena Vista County Health  on Storm Lake Radio 


April 29, 2020- Buena Vista Regional Medical Center will gradually resume elective surgeries over the next few weeks. Procedures are being put in place to keep both patients and staff safe. Learn More.

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s Fitness & Health Center will be opening Friday, May 1 at 5:00 am with restrictions. Learn More.


BVRMC Main Entrance doors will be locked at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays and will reopen at 6:00 a.m. on Monday mornings.

BVRMC Selected by State for New Testing Machine (4.16.2020)

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center has been selected to receive one of thirteen new COVID-19 testing machines from the Iowa Department of Public Health. The new Abbott machine provides a rapid result for COVID-19 tests.

BVRMC will serve as a hub for testing in several communities. The machines have limited testing capacity, though, until the state gets more testing supplies and the state will provide direction as to who can actually receive this test.

Those that do not meet the state’s criteria, but do need to be tested based on BVRMC’s medical opinion will continue the current process where tests are sent to outside labs and takes days for results.

Dr. Garrett Feddersen, Medical Director of Emergency Services Updates with Storm Lake Radio on Coronavirus


Handmade Masks

BVRMC is collecting handmade masks. We ask that you follow the pattern and instructions below when making masks.

For questions, please contact Mary Drey, Volunteer Coordinator at 712.213.8619.

Get the Instructions

March 24, 2020: BVMRC Pharmacy is now going to curbside pick-up, mail and delivery. If you are picking up a prescription, please use curbside pick-up from your vehicle. Call 712.213.8065 and we will meet you at your car.

Dr. John Pymm Interview with Storm Lake Radio on Coronavirus- Spanish 


Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is working to prepare for any coronavirus (COVID-19) patients that may present themselves to the hospital.

  • Emergency Room Entrance has an outdoor screening station that will screen any patient prior to entering the building.

People wanting to pay bills are asked to use the mail, online payment, or the payment drop box in the ER parking lot.

The most important thing for the community to do is stay away from the hospital if you do not need to be here.

Dial 211 from your phone for additional information on COVID-19. 211 provides callers with information about and referrals to social services for every day needs and in times of crisis.

These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

Everyone at BVRMC appreciates your understanding and cooperation.

Events and News

LifeServe Blood Drive
  • LifeServe Blood Drive

    Walk-In donations are not accepted at this time/Photo I.D. Required Schedule your appointment online at or call 800.287.4903 Location: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1614 W. 5th Street, Storm Lake, IA, Enter & Register at the EAST Entrance
    Wednesday, June 3, 2020
    12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Click for more information.
  • "Hello Baby" (Sibling Class)

    Being a big sister or brother is a ‘Big Deal’ at BVRMC. Children 3-10 years of age, who are waiting for the arrival of a new baby, can join us to pick out a small gift for the baby, hear a story, learn about babies and have their picture taken.  
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    Click for more information.