What is a Rural Health Clinic ?

A brief history and description of RHCs including required criteria.

IARHC Resources

28 Day Multi-Dose Medication Calendar

Change in RHC Hours of Operation Notification

Change in RHC Medical Director

Definition of Open and Closed Charts

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Items That May be Requested During a RHC Survey

Liquid Nitrogen Safety Sign

RHC Chart Reviews

RHC Safety Guide | Clinics should review the guide and update the infomraiton to accommodate for their processes and policy guidance. An excel version is available by request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Survey Procedures within the State Operations Manual Appendix G | Guidance for Surveyors: RHCs 

RHC Evidence Binder | This resource includes an evidence binder description and content that should be included in your clinics evidence binder. The RHC Evidence Binder is available to IARHC members only. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this resource. 

Transitions of Care Process Flow Checklist | This resource is available to IARHC members only. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for this resource. 

HRSA  

CMS 

Iowa Medicaid Provider Services 

Rural Health Information Hub  

National Association of Rural Health Clinics

RHC Nationwide Reporting

Iowa RHC IDIA Reports

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services & State Office of Rural Health  

Lilypad Resources

Advocacy Resources

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health

COVID-19 End of PHE Declaration

State Contacts

Cristie Duric
Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
Primary Care Officer
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(515) 299-3913

John Osborne
Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals
Program Coordinator  
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(515) 422-8605 

Samra Hiros, MPH
Division of Public Health Iowa Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Programs Manager
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(515) 423-7900 

RHC Surveying Agencies

State Office of Rural Health, Inspections and Appeals

Iowa Department of Inspections & Appeals
Program Coordinator Bureau/Department - Health Facilities
John Osborne
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(515) 281-490
Office Location: Lucas State Office Building, Third Floor 321 East 12th Street Des Moines, IA, 50319

The Compliance Team
P.O. Box 160
905 Sheble Lane, Suite 102
Spring House, PA, 19477
Office Phone: (215) 440-6424
Fax: (215) 654-9068 

Quad A
600 Central Avenue, Suite 265
Highland Park, IL. 60035
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Office Phone: (847) 775-1970
Toll-Free: (888) 545-5222