The healthcare needs of all ages in Atchison are met locally with a regional hospital, social service agencies, assisted living facilities and senior housing.
Atchison Hospital is a fully accredited, non-profit 25-bed licensed hospital with all private rooms. Atchison Hospital was founded in 1912 by a group of dedicated local citizens, and remains locally governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Atchison is a full-service hospital with an active medical staff of 17 physicians and more than 90 consulting and specialty doctors. The hospital offers a full range of care including Obstetrics, ICU, Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, 24 hour Emergency Room and Ambulance Service, Radiology, CT, MRI, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy, Home Health, Hospice, and a Cardiology Center with five day / week cardiac care clinic with Board Certified Cardiologists.
Atchison Hospital is one of the community’s largest employers and has career opportunities for people who are caring, committed, and capable. At Atchison Hospital, patients are treated like family. The hospital provides support groups, free educational seminars for the public, and participates in the annual United Way campaign.
The community also has a number of family practitioners, dentists, optometrists and chiropractors who provide professional and attentive service.
Nursing facilities in Atchison include the 80-bed Medicalodge and Atchison Senior Village, which is owned and operated by Atchison County.
Vintage Park and the Gran Villas are two assisted-living options.
A number of agencies provide assistance to individuals with disabilities, substance abuse treatment, mental health and counseling services and services for troubled youth.