Residents of Ottumwa rely on outstanding healthcare provided by a number of state-of-the-art facilities and medical professionals.
Ottumwa Regional Health Center is licensed for 217 beds and offers secondary level healthcare to residents in Wapello County and the seven surrounding counties. Currently, Ottumwa Regional Health Center employs over 950 associates and is one of the largest employers in Ottumwa. Featured services include emergency care, behavioral health, home health, physical rehabilitation, radiology, surgical/ambulatory services, and women and family care.
Ottumwa has outstanding facilities for senior care, nursing and rehabilitation, and mental health. In May, 2006, a new state-of-the-art cancer opened at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.