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 health care 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 at I-70 and Hwy. 63, just 30 minutes away from the state capital, Jefferson City, and an hour from the Lake of the Ozarks. Make Columbia the anchor for your Mid-Missouri experience and explore everything the region has to offer. Let us make you feel at home!
Columbia offers a wide variety of activities perfect for groups. The city is one of Missouri’s best restaurant towns with many local, chef-owned eateries featuring locally grown foods. Columbia’s downtown District is home to unique dining, fantastic art galleries, vibrant shops and a friendly atmosphere. Your group can also enjoy one of the world-class performances that visit Columbia each year as part of the University Concert Series. Be sure to take time to explore the beautiful University of Missouri campus, home to outstanding museums, gorgeous architecture and captivating history.
Our unique blend of small town and big city offers an exciting adventure. One of Missouri’s best restaurant towns, Columbia boasts an eclectic and vibrant downtown featuring unique shopping, galleries, entertainment, and so much more.
Columbia is ranked by Sporting News as one of the Top 100 Best Sports Cities in the United States.
Home to the University of Missouri, Columbia College and Stephens College, Columbia is a vibrant college town with urban amenities. Columbia and its sporting facilities offer big-city amenities with small-town friendliness and convenience. Columbia’s sporting venues are located throughout the city, which is quick to traverse and easy to navigate. From beautifully maintained soccer fields to pristine golf courses and scenic trails, Columbia’s sporting facilities enable the city to host high performance events year-round.
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.