Our Purpose

The purpose of MSU Care is to increase healthcare access providing both preventative and chronic care management for uninsured adults with limited or no income through a team-based inter-professional clinical practice. Through collaboration and partnerships with community organizations, MSU Care is committed to provide quality patient outcomes and innovative learning opportunities for healthcare students.

Our Mission

MSU Care seeks to understand and serve the health needs of medically underserved adults who live in Southwest Missouri. This includes promoting health in a unique, caring and compassionate patient care environment in which personal dignity and inclusivity are valued.

Its implementation is intended to provide all primary care services to patients who are eligible. All care is expected to be given at MSU Care with the exception of referrals to other providers made only by the MSU Care team. We have a Case Manager on site to answer your questions about housing, shelters, becoming employed or applying for Medicaid and/or Social Security Disability.

Physical Health

Being healthy--what does that mean? Each of us has a different opinion of being healthy. During your appointment, our providers and the MSU students who see you will make recommendations to improve your physical health, which can improve your quality of life.

Behavioral and Emotional Health

Our feelings affect our actions. Stress and life can create anxiety and depression. Sometimes we need help from others to reduce anxiety and help us feel better. We have a representative on site from Burrell Behavioral Health.

MSU Care Services

  • Physical examinations
  • Blood tests
  • Some X-rays
  • Education to patients about their health conditions
  • Referrals to specific medical specialties, including mental health services
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Referrals to physical therapy
  • Medications for treatment of health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and asthma, according to specific formulary.

For a complete list of MSU Care services provided, please see our Patient Care Services page.