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.


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

Assisted Living Facilities in Nebraska | Senior Living Help

An organization that provides senior living assistance to the elderly. Senior Living Help assists Nebraska senior citizens, their family members and caregivers in finding appropriate senior living and care facilities. Many elderly adults are no longer able to be cared for at home, so finding a senior living facility with caring and loving staff becomes necessary. This is when your residents can come to us for help. 420 Nebraska assisted living facilities. Locate 420 local senior living options in Nebraska near you from every city and county in Nebraska.


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