Statewide: Iowa Department of Public Health
Spencer Hospital provides updates on health concerns, such as COVID-19, through featured articles or blogs on the hospital website, and through the local media, the enewsletter and social media.
Hospital health promotion experts recommend community members also rely on the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) for accurate, up-to-date information. In addition to general information, IDPH also has sections of specific materials for the following:
- Businesses and Organizations
Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 information: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus
National: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The CDC - the United States' Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, provides regular updates concerning COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
800-272-3900 | www.alz.org
Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Iowa Chapter
1315 Zenith Dr. Ste. B
Sioux City, IA 51103
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.
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
American Cancer Society
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 Grp-DiabeticEducation@spencerhospital.org
For additional resources and information, go to: https://www.spencerhospital.org/health-wellness/diabetic-education/
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.
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.
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
Office on Women's Health