Ringgold County Hospital is your partner in health and wellness. We are engaging the community by forming public health partnerships with other organizations to positively impact population health. These partnerships allow organizations to take advantage of new resources, plan optimal transition of care and collaborate for the best patient outcomes.

“We know that, to impact health, it is about the person’s environment, healthy behaviors, preventative care and access to resources. It’s much more than actual medical care, and we need to continue to broaden our thinking of who we partner with to get to those things for our community population,” says Heather McLain, RN at Ringgold County Hospital.

Area nursing homes

  • Clearview Home
    406 W. Washington, Mt. Ayr
    (641) 464-2240
  • Clearview Home
    202 N. Jefferson, Clearfield
    (641) 336-2333
  • Ayr Health Care Center
    1504 E. South St., Mt. Ayr
    (641) 464-3204

Assisted living

  • Clearview Estates
    500 Columbus, Mt. Ayr
    (641) 464-0651
  • Maple Ridge Assisted Living
    1500 E. South St, Mt. Ayr
    (641) 464-3204

For information, call Connie Richards in the Ambulance Department (641) 464-3226

Life Serve Blood Center
Mobile blood drives are held in the Ringgold County area every three months. Check the website for the date, time and location of the next upcoming blood drive!

HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa)
401 Railroad Place, West Des Moines, IA 50265
(800) 806-9934

Mental Health Crisis Helpline (Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Monroe, Ringgold and Wayne County)

Poison Control Center
(800) 222-1222

Ringgold County Public Health
119 S. Fillmore, Mt. Ayr
(641) 464-0691

SHIIP – Senior Health Insurance Information Program
(800) 351-4664
For information, call Jane Lawhead at (641) 464-3226, ext. 419


The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report is prepared on behalf of Ringgold County Hospital (Primary Service Area) for Ringgold County, Iowa. Creating healthy communities requires a high level of mutual understanding and collaboration with community individuals and partner groups. The development of this assessment brings together community health leaders and providers, along with local residents, to research, prioritize county health needs and document community health delivery successes.

Click here to view full report


Wellness Coalition

  • The Wellness Coalition is a county-wide wellness group that meets regularly to discuss exciting strategies and events to help Ringgold County promote healthy living to all residents. The group includes representatives from the hospital, school districts, county employees, city employees, faith community, local businesses, youth philanthropy and other health advocates. Live Healthy Iowa (LHI) is incorporated into the wellness efforts to improve the health of the county. To learn more about Live Healthy Iowa, visit www.livehealthyiowa.org.

Social media

  • Look for healthy tips, recipes and fun facts on our Facebook page—follow our page to make sure you see the latest updates.