We are pleased to announce that Dr. Farrah McSpadden has agreed to step into the role of Interim Medical Director for Missouri Highlands Health Care.
We are thrilled to announce that Lori Baker-Montgomery will be stepping into the role of Behavioral Health Director this October!
Wishing you and your family all the best this season! MHHC is very thankful for our hard working staff & our amazing patients.
Please see below the dates your clinics will be closed for the holidays.
Clinics CLOSED December 24th-31st:
- Annapolis Family Clinic
- Big Springs Medical Clinic
- Central Office
- Doniphan Family Clinic
- Ellington Family Clinic
- MO Highlands’ Iron County Medical Clinic
- MO Highlands Medical Clinic (located 3rd floor “Copper Top”) – This clinic will be open on the 30th.
- Shannon County Family Clinic
- Viburnum Medical Clinic
All MHHC facilities will be CLOSED December 24th, 27th & 31st. However our Women’s Clinic in Poplar Bluff will be open the 27th.
Clinics OPEN December 28th, 29th & 30th:
- Doniphan Urgent Care
- MO Highlands of Wayne County
- Big Springs Dental
- Iron County Dental
- Poplar Bluff Dental
- MO Highlands’ Women’s Clinic
A word from our CEO, Karen White…
As you are aware, our region has been unduly impacted by COVID-19. Over the last few months, our communities have suffered loss of life, friends and family have been hospitalized, and many have been gravely ill from COVID_19 and other diseases. At Missouri Highlands Health Care, we mourn with those who have lost loved ones and offer a healing hand to those who are suffering. The pandemic has caused a loss of another sort within our company – the loss of valued team members as they chose other career paths. At this time, we are striving hard to maintain consistent clinic operations for medical, dental and behavioral health patients. During the month of October, there are simply not enough MO Highlands’ team members to administer care to the patients at all of our locations. I have made the decision to regionalize clinical operations in several of our medical clinics during October. My teams work hard each day and I ask your patience and grace with them as they deliver care to our vulnerable rural communities. Of late, my care teams have been on the receiving end of numerous attacks and harassments from disgruntled patients. As was recently pointed out, last year health care team members were the hero’s in our communities placing their lives on the line to care for patients and now, in these same communities we are daily attacked. Join with me in support of our valued care teams as they work short handed during this unprecedented time. We anticipate this interruption in daily care to only be short-lived and appreciate your continued support.
Article written by the Center for Primary Care Harvard Medical School – Harvard Medical School Primary Care Review on August 5th, 2021
…”Despite such staggering rates, there are those who are actively working to improve rural health quality and access, such as Farrah McSpadden, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/Gyn) in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. McSpadden’s clinic is a part of Missouri Highlands Health Care System, a community-based federally-qualified primary care system funded by the HRSA Health Center Program. As Missouri’s Medicaid expansion has continued to falter, clinics like these have channeled federal funding to serve underinsured and uninsured populations in rural areas and improve patient outcomes.”…
Due to patient volume and limited staffing the Doniphan Urgent Care will close their doors M-F after scheduling 50 patients per day and 15 patients per day on Saturday & Sunday. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but our number of walk-ins is exceeding our limit per day to operate safely.
The Big Springs Medical Clinic in Van Buren will be a SICK ONLY clinic for the next two weeks starting today, August 27th, 2021. Staff are currently making calls to patients. If you need a well visit you can still call the clinic 573-323-4253 to make a Zoom appointment. We are sorry for the inconvenience. The positive cases are on the rise.
Starting August 27th, 2021 the Shannon County Family Clinic located in Eminence, MO will be ZOOM ONLY appointments for the next two weeks. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Patients can still call the clinic 573-226-5505 for appointments.
It is REQUIRED to wear a mask at all MHHC facilities regardless of vaccination status.
With increasing positive cases, we are limiting the number of people in our facilities the best we can. So, if you do not need assistance at your appointment, please come alone. If you are a minor, we ask that you limit to one guardian.
We will continue to take temps at the door and ask COVID-19 screening questions.
Let’s work together to keep you, other patients and our staff safe and healthy! Thank you!
Doniphan Family Clinic will be a WELL CLINIC until further notice. If you are an adult that is sick, please go to the Doniphan Urgent Care to be seen. If you have a child that is sick, you can still call the Doniphan Family Clinic and they will see you there and will follow our sick-child protocol. When entering our facilities we ask that you limit the number of people accompanying you. If you do not require assistance, please come alone. If you are a minor, we ask that you limit only one guardian with you.
– Well children go to Doniphan Family Clinic.
– Sick children go to Doniphan Family Clinic, but please call reception to notify them of the child’s symptoms.
– Well adults can continue to go to Doniphan Family Clinic.
– Sick adults will need to go to Doniphan Urgent Care.
We are sorry for any inconvenience, but with the spike in covid numbers, we are trying to do our part to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please continue to wear masks and social distance regardless of vaccination status. Thank you!
Join us August 16th, 2021 for the grand opening of our Doniphan Urgent Care!