Welcome to the Rawlins County Health Center news feed! This is where you will find news and updates as well as helpful tips and insight from your local Atwood health center. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about who we are and the services we offer.

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Rawlins County Hospital opened its doors in 1950 thanks to the untiring efforts of Dr. C.E. Henneberger, M.D. The hospital was operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph until the facility was leased to a private non-profit organization formed for the purpose of managing the property and running the hospital itself. The health clinic has evolved over the years to become the health center it is today. Our modern facility now houses a 24-hour emergency room, medical lab, and several other assets including a 10,170 square foot patient wing. But more than just a medical space, Rawlins County Health Center is an integral part of the Atwood community, dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities being served. RCHC is also one of the largest employers in Rawlins County. To learn more about our dedicated staff, visit our Providers page.


Rawlins County Health Center provides access to routine health care and specialty services for Atwood and the surrounding communities. We also have outreach physicians on staff to provide care services in several areas on a monthly basis. Some of our services include but are not limited to the following:

24-Hour Emergency Room

The 24-hour emergency room at RCHC provides Rawlins County with high-quality emergency medical care. The emergency room and its attendants are equipped and trained to handle injuries and illnesses that pose an immediate threat to the life of the patient.

Medical Laboratory

The clinical laboratory at RCHC is designed to provide various types of analyses and diagnostic tests. Laboratory services include:

  • Urinalysis
  • Chemistry Testing
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation Testing
  • Immunology
  • Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
  • Endocrinology Testing
  • DOT Drug Testing
  • Miscellaneous Serological Testing
  • Direct Access Laboratory Testing

RCHC is also excited to announce that the medical laboratory is now offering direct lab access testing. Contact us today to learn more.

Outpatient Surgery

RCHC offers outpatient surgery procedures, or, those procedures that do not require an overnight stay. Some of these procedures include:

  • Colonoscopies
  • Endoscopies
  • Excisions
  • Gallbladder Surgery

For more information on the services offered at RCHC, contact us today.

Specialty Services

Rawlins County Health Center also provides access to specialty health care services for Atwood and the surrounding area. Some of these services include but are not limited to the following:

To learn more about our specialty services, contact RCHC today.

Prairie Plaza Retirement Community at Rawlins County Health CenterPrairie Plaza Retirement Community

Prairie Plaza is a senior retirement community that has been developed and is managed by the Rawlins County Health Center. The community offers a unique array of benefits including independent living without the stress of personally maintaining a property.

Here at  RCHC, our primary concern is the health and wellbeing of our community. We strive to provide quality healthcare that encourages the overall health of our patients and increases the quality of their lives. For more information or to make an appointment, contact us today!

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