Welcome to the Missouri Office of Rural Health’s (MORH) Website
It is a challenge for rural communities in Missouri to establish and sustain a health care system which provides essential health services to their community.
MORH assumes a leadership role in working or contracting with state and federal agencies, universities, private interest groups, communities, foundations and local health centers to develop rural health initiatives and maximize the use of existing resources to assist our rural hospitals and clinics be a success.
Rural Missouri communities face different health care and wellness issues than larger metropolitan areas. Receiving health care services may be challenging in remote areas due to travelling long distances to see a physician for routine checkups or screenings. Rural Hospitals, Local Public Health Agencies (LPHAs), Federally Qualified Health Center’s (FQHCs) and Rural Health Care Clinics (RHCs) are a vital and important source of primary and preventative care for patient in these areas.
- DHSS - Office of Primary Care
- Rural Health Research Gateway
- Rural Spotlight Blog
- Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Grant Program
- FLEX Monitoring Team
- SHIP - Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
- Am I Rural? Tool
- 3RNET (Recruitment Help)
- Local Public Health Agencies
- Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Rural Health Announcements
Rural Health and Primary Care
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Phone: (573) 751-6441
Fax: (573) 522-8146
Email: ORHPCinfo@health.mo.gov or