Health Care

Though a small community, we have access to quality health care, some within city limits, others just minutes away

Quality accessible health care

Emergency Care & Ambulance service

Wood River has an excellent ambulance service that provides Advanced Life Support ran by highly creditable volunteers.

Mary Lanning Healthcare – Wood River Family Care

Wood River Family Care provides general and preventative healthcare for the entire family. Medical provider and staff provide respectful, compassionate, private, and holistic care for every patient’s healthcare needs. Phone number is 308-583-1060. Open Monday-Friday 8-5.

Some of the services offered:

  • Office Exams
  • Adult & Geriatric Medicine
  • Dermatology (Skin Care)
  • Gynecology and Well Women Visits
  • Office Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics and Well-Baby Checks
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Physicals – School, Sports, CDL/DOT and Pre-operative
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wellness Exams


Though Wood River does not have its’ own hospital, there are three facilities within minutes that provide emergency care. Being the nearest, Grand Island, CHI Health St. Francis Medical Center,  provides our primary emergency service’s needs. To the west, Kearney’s CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital offers an excellent trauma center with Life Flight services. And, a short distance south, Hastings Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital provides another quality option.


Krause Dental Care -Dental health care in Wood River for over 35 years.
Larry Krause DDS
908 Main St

Physical Therapy

Family Physical Therapy offers quality physical, occupational and speech therapy services to Wood River and surrounding communities. If you have had an injury, undergone surgery, had falls, difficulty performing daily tasks, swallowing and with memory, or need assistance with adaptive equipment, call to set up an appointment!

Misti Fiddelke
905 Main St

Nursing Homes & Assistant Living

The Good Samaritan Society – Wood River is a state certified rehabilitation and skilled care center that includes a special care unit for those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.  We offer a Christian-based foundation, providing for the spiritual needs of our residents — caring for the soul; around-the-clock skilled nursing staff to meet residents’ physical needs — caring for the body; and activities and events to meet residents’ social and emotional needs — caring for the mind.

Peggy Swanson, Administrator
1401 East St

Wellness :

Ti Chi

Contact Marilyn Engelker – 583-2824
Held @ the Senior Center Tuesday mornings

High School Fitness Area

Free to the public. Hours vary with the school hours. It has a nice walking track around the new gym and excellent modern exercising equipment. Contact high school for more information. (308)583-2249