Family Medicine

Community Health Center 20131121.Still006At Community Health Center of Central Missouri our goal is to help you and your entire family stay healthy, or to return you to good health as soon as possible. We maintain an open-door policy, providing timely, affordable and accessible medical care to our patients. We offer a wide-range of primary care services provided by a dedicated team of physicians, family nurse practitioners, behavioral health consultants, nurses, and support staff. We take Missouri Medicaid, Healthcare USA, Missouri Care, Molina Healthcare as well as most private insurances. In addition, we offer a sliding fee scale for qualifying patients with no insurance. The providers at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri location are important to your quality health care because they –

  • Know you and your family
  • Know your particular condition and the special circumstances surrounding that condition
  • Know how to tailor general treatment guidelines to meet your individual needs

Our primary care professionals provide a variety of services for you and your family such as:

  • Obstetrical Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Adult Healthcare
  • Physical Exams
  • Family Planning
  • Pain Management
  • Behavioral Health Care

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Dental

We are able to offer a wide-range of oral health services provided by a dedicated team of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and support staff.  These services include preventive, emergency, basic restorative, and rehabilitative.  Dental services are provided at all four of our locations to help increase access and eliminate geographic barriers. We also offer portable services that are able to address our children’s oral health needs right in their school. In case it is after hours, we have providers on call to address your oral health care needs. We take all Missouri Medicaid plans.

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Behavioral Health

An estimated one in 10 U.S. adults report depression, which in addition to taking a heavy emotional toll, can worsen many physical ailments, including asthma, cancer, chronic pain, and obesity.  In central Missouri, nearly 20% of the adult population reports struggling with some emotional or psychological issue in the past year.  At the Community Health Center of Central Missouri, we recognize the importance of good psychological health and its role in an individual’s overall healthcare.  Our behavioral health services are provided by social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists in collaboration with primary care services.  This ensures that our patients can receive all of the services that they need within our clinic.  We recognize that not all pain is physical.

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Pediatrics

Childrens-CareYou do everything in your power to keep your children well, but sometimes it goes beyond the bumps, bruises, scrapes and sniffles. Our staff at Community Health Center of Central Missouri care as much for your kids as they do their own. We believe that each child’s medical needs are to be met by a thorough understanding of the child and family’s background, medical history and individual circumstances. Community Health Center of Central Missouri is experienced at providing primary and preventative care for children through the age of 18. Services Include:

  • Well-child health maintenance exams
  • Treatment of acute and chronic problems
  • Immunizations
  • Specialty referrals when needed

 

Women’s Health

Doctor-and-Woman-300x188Community Health Center of Central Missouri provides care for women during all stages of life. With an emphasis on prevention and early detection, you can count on Community Health Center. Every member of our staff is committed to providing you with the highest level of care in a comfortable, friendly and confidential environment. Services Include:

  • Comprehensive Gynecological Exams
  • Family Planning
  • Prenatal Care
  • Breast, Cervical and Colon Cancer Screenings
  • Menopausal Management

We welcome patients with and without health insurance and offer a wide range of programs to help you achieve optimal health. For information or to schedule an appointment call 573-632-2777 today!


 

Prescription Assistance

Prescription-AssistanceThe Community Health Center of Central Missouri offers assistance in obtaining prescription medications. For patients who qualify, medications can be provided at little or no cost. Our Patient Advocates will help gather all required financial information and fill out any applications and you get the medications you need to manage your condition. Things to Know:

  • Not all prescription medications are available on the PARx Program.
  • A small fee may be required for each prescription

For more information, contact our Patient Advocates at 573-632-2777


 

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic-Disease-CareAlmost half of all Americans live with a chronic medical condition and almost half of those people have multiple conditions. As a result, Community Health Center of Central Missouri has established a Chronic Care program to help our patients manage diabetes, asthma, depression, pain and other chronic conditions. Managing your diagnosis is easier when you know what to expect and Community Health Center of Central Missouri works to make sure you have the skills, tools and support you need. For more information call: 573-632-2777


 

Oral Health Outreach

Dental-CheckupsResearch has indicated that access to oral health care is critical to the early identification and prevention of oral diseases. Every year hundreds of school children in our area report to nurses of complaining of tooth pain, and it is also one of the most common excuses for absenteeism. In addition, the majority of children examined through the Community Health Center of Central Missouri had never before seen a dentist, and many were found to have advanced tooth decay. Due to overwhelming needs in our community, CHC of Central Missouri has expanded our community outreach programs to meet the dental needs of thousands of Missouri students each year, primarily those in elementary school. Look for our Dental Staff out and about in our community! We are spreading the word about Oral Health topics in schools, daycares and other organizations. Know a group who could benefit from this free service? Contact the Dental Department at Community Health Center of Central Missouri today.


 

Immunizations

ImmunizationsFully immunizing your child according to the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics can help protect your child from many common infections. These infections can lead to serious and even life threatening complications. Although the vaccines may have mild side effects and more rarely, serious complications, in general, it is safer to immunize your children than allow them to get any of the infections that they prevent. To schedule your child’s appointment call the number below. Some adults incorrectly assume that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives. Generally this is true, except that:

  • Some adults were never vaccinated as children
  • Newer vaccines were not available when some adults were children
  • Immunity can begin to fade over time. As we age, we become more susceptible to serious disease caused by common infections.

It can sometimes be difficult to understand or keep track of exactly which vaccines you need. Call Community Health Center of Central Missouri and talk to one of our representatives. Then you and your doctor can decide which vaccines you need and when to get them.   For more information call: 573-632-2777


Pain Management pain-managment

The first step to finding relief from pain is to understand what pain is and why we feel it. When pain lasts for a long time, it is called chronic pain. This type of pain is often caused by illness or injury, and it is complicated because the source of the pain is often unknown. If you or someone in your family is experiencing continuous pain, call us. Our provider is our board certified anesthesiologist and has been practicing in central Missouri since 2002. Our provider will provide pain management services that includes treatment of low back and neck pain, failed back syndrome, post-herpetic neuralgia, headache, fibromyalgia and cancer pain.

For more information call: (573) 632-2777


Health Education

Health-Education At CHC of Central Missouri our certified health education staff perform health education functions as part of their primary responsibility (medical treatment, nursing, nutrition, social work and oral hygiene). The purpose of health education is to positively influence the health behavior of individuals in our community as well as the living and working conditions that influence their health. Health education improves the health status of individuals, families and communities. Health education enhances the quality of life for all people. Health education reduces premature deaths. By focusing on prevention, health education reduces the costs (both financial and human) that individuals, employers, families, insurance companies, medical facilities, communities, the state and the nation would spend on medical treatment.

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School and Work Physicals

PhysicalsCHC of Central Missouri offers both school, sports and work physicals. Sports physicals, often called pre-participation sports examinations, are key to making sure athletes are healthy enough to play and help avoid tragic occurrences. For work physicals we offer: Pre-employment physicals, drug screen collection, vaccines for hepatitis and flu, pulmonary function tests and Tuberculosis screening (PPD Skin Test).


Portable Dentistry

Community Health Center of Central Missouri provides the opportunity to expand access of oral health services to the underserved and uninsured populations in Central Missouri through various partnerships in Cole, Osage, Moniteau and Callaway Counties. The objectives of Portable Dentistry is to increase the oral health services/oral health homes in Central Missouri, while working towards eliminating geographic and economic barriers to accessing oral healthcare, and to create an expanded sustainable oral health services system that improves the overall oral healthcare of the underserved population in Central Missouri.