Published on May 07, 2020

Sully and Bussey Medical Clinic Temporary Closures

PELLA, Iowa – Pella Regional Health Center temporarily suspended operations in their Sully and Bussey Medical Clinics on March 17. These temporary closures are part of the plan to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies as well as reallocate human resources to efficiently fill staffing needs. We continue to monitor resources, and when the time is right, we intend to resume operations at these locations.

Until the Sully and Bussey Medical Clinics are reopened, patients may be seen by Diane DeJong, PA-C or Marsha Collins, PA-C in the Knoxville Medical Clinic location. The Pella and Ottumwa Medical Clinics are also open and providers are available to see patients. Patients can call the main clinic scheduling line at 641-621-2200 to schedule appointments. 

Patients who routinely pick up prescriptions filled by Pella Regional Pharmacy at Medical Clinic in Bussey will need to pick them up at Pella Regional’s Retail Pharmacy on the Square located at 802 Washington St. in Pella.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucially important patients stay well and manage chronic conditions as well as any new onset of medical concerns or symptoms. Pella Regional has taken many measures to assure patients can present to the hospital and clinics with low risk of exposure to COVID-19. 

Physicians are reviewing their schedules weekly to determine the most appropriate way to meet the medical needs of their patients through virtual visits, face-to-face visits or by rescheduling for a later date. Decisions are based on what is best for the patient and their specific medical issues while maintaining compliance with social distancing and conservation of personal protective equipment as directed by Governor Reynolds. 

Physicians at Pella Regional Health Center consider the following conditions are medically essential:

  • Prenatal visits
  • Well child visits and immunizations, especially 18 months and younger
  • Chronic care visits for certain diagnosis (Diabetes, COPD, congestive heart failure, or hypertension for example)
  • Cancer screenings such as mammography and lung cancer screening
  • Acute illness or injury

If you are currently scheduled for a visit with your primary care provider and you have not been called to reschedule, please know that Pella Regional has taken great care to minimize your potential exposure and we remain available to see you for your ongoing health care needs.

For general questions about COVID-19, please contact the Iowa Department of Public Health’s hotline at 2-1-1, available 24/7, or visit their website at www.idph.iowa.gov.