Alzheimer’s Disease

National Resource:
Alzheimer’s Association
800-272-3900 |

Regional Resource:
Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Iowa Chapter
1315 Zenith Dr. Ste. B
Sioux City, IA 51103
(712) 454-5034


Local Resources:
Abben Cancer Center Support Group
Meets the third Monday of each month except for June & December
6:30-8:30 PM – Abben Cancer Center’s Resource Center
For people coping with cancer, family and caregivers

Abben Cancer Center Resource Center
Located within Abben Cancer Center and open weekdays, 8 AM – 4:30 PM. Books and tapes are available to check out which provide information on cancer care, coping with a diagnosis, nutritional information and more. The Resource Center also has wigs, head wraps, prayer shawls and other amenities which may be beneficial to anyone receiving cancer care.

Regional Resource:
Des Moines, IA Office
1717 Ingersoll Ave, Ste 111 ,
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone Number: 515-253-0147
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

National Resource:
American Cancer Society

Behavioral Health

Spencer Hospital offers:

  • Behavioral Health Inpatient Services
  • Outpatient Services through Avera Medical Group Spencer
  • Emergency Services through Spencer Hospital Emergency Department

See our website for more information: Spencer Hospital Behavioral Health

Also Available: 

  • 24-hour Crisis Line 844-345-4569
  • Call 911 for Emergencies

Your Life Iowa, funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health, provides 24/7 free, confidential support for Iowans who don't know who to turn to about concerns with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health. The website offers an online chat option and numbers are available to call or text: Your Life Iowa

  • Call: (855) 581-8111 
  • Text: (855) 895-8398

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

  • Phone 800-273-8255
  • Text 273TALK to 839863
  • Text REACH to 741741


Diabetes Self-Management Education

Spencer Hospital’s Diabetes Education and Self-Management Program is a comprehensive outpatient program that equips you to successfully manage diabetes. After getting a referral from your physician, a diabetes educator will schedule an individual initial assessment with you. After the initial assessment, the diabetes educator will help schedule you for three one-hour classes.

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, your family physician may refer you to Diabetic Education services. Our professional services are covered by many insurance companies and also by Medicare and Medicaid. To reach our Diabetic Educators, call (712) 264-8300 extension 6234 or e-mail

For additional resources and information, go to:

Heart Health 

American Heart Association


Hope Infertility Support Group
The Hope Infertility Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at Spencer Hospital's Women's Resource Center. For more information, contact Ashley Austin at (712) 333-1058, or the Women's Resource Center at (712) 264-6649.

Lung Health

American Lung Association

Spencer Hospital has an ACR Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. Visit with your doctor to determine if you qualify for low-dose CT lung screening. 

Nightingale's Nurse Honor Guard

When an active or retired nurse in northwest Iowa passes away, the volunteers of the Nightingale's Nurse Honor Guard are available to help honor the deceased caregiver.

To learn more about the local Nightingale's Honor Guard, please contact coordinators Linda O'Clair or Donna Krogman (names link to their email addresses).

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's Foundation

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Northwest
Free Student Athlete Injury Assessment Clinic
9 AM Saturday mornings
Mid-August through early February
Spencer Hospital - Use specially marked door northeast of Emergency entrance

Stroke Support

A community stroke support group meets monthly at Occasions, located in the Spencer Area Activity Center at 104 E. Fourth Street, Spencer.
Call or text Chuck for additional information at (712) 260-1125

Women’s Health

Office on Women's Health

Classes & Events