In Missouri the majority of the population resides in urban counties (3.9 million residents). 

Health care resources in rural Missouri are limited, even for those who have health insurance, have no financial difficulty, and have access to transportation.

The importance of Rural Health Clinics are tremendous in helping rural Missourians to have access to healthcare.  Missouri’s rural health clinics play an important part in providing health care to our underserved areas in MO.

Patients receive  needed care and benefits of  familiarity to physicians, nurses and staff  play an important part in patient adherence to their health. 

For information on being certified as a Rural Health Clinic; see the Department of Health & Senior Services/Bureau of Outpatient Healthcare website,  and for a listing of Missouri clinics see:  Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services/Rural Health Clinics .

To check your clinics status; the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes a list of Certified RHCs by state and county.

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