As part of the state’s premier academic medical center, University of Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each of Missouri’s 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals at MU Health Care.
The comprehensive health care network began when University Hospital opened in Columbia in 1956. Today, MU Health Care consists of University Hospital and Clinics, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and the Missouri Psychiatric Center, all based in Columbia, as well as 51 clinics.
MU Health Care is a part of University of Missouri Health System, which also includes the MU School of Health Professions, the MU School of Medicine, the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and University Physicians practice plan.
University Hospital and Clinics, a 361-bed acute care hospital, is home to the region’s only Level I trauma center, the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center. Patients make nearly 40,000 visits to University Hospital’s Emergency Department each year. The Missouri Psychiatric Center, located inside University Hospital, offers short-term, intensive inpatient treatment services for adults, adolescents, and children.
Columbia is located halfway between Kansas City and St. Louis, just 30 minutes away from the state capital, Jefferson City, and an hour from the Lake of the Ozarks. Columbia’s Downtown District is home to unique dining, fantastic art galleries, vibrant shops and a friendly atmosphere. Columbia is ranked by Sporting News as one of the Top 100 Best Sports Cities in the United States. You can also enjoy one of the world-class performances that visit Columbia each year as part of the University Concert Series. Our unique blend of small town and big city offers an exciting adventure whether you want to get in touch with nature, immerse yourself in culture and the arts, or enjoy a delicious meal, Columbia offers endless avenues of adventure.