Missouri Highlands primary care practices treat everything from bumps and bruises to colds, flu, and more serious health conditions. In fact, they can provide most of your care. And when specialty care is needed they can help coordinate it.

The doctors, nurse practitioners and certified nursing assistants at your Missouri Highlands location are important to your quality health care because they

  • Know you and your family
  • Know your particular condition and the special circumstances surrounding that condition
  • Know how to craft general treatment guidelines to meet your individual needs

Missouri Highlands practitioners also help men and women, kids and adults feel better and avoid serious illness. Ask your provider about vaccinations, health screenings, nutritional counseling, education, and other preventive tools that can guide you and your family to a healthy, happy future.

Missouri Highlands offers a full complement of preventive and restorative care for your teeth. Get the gentle and friendly care you need for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

  • Cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Check-ups
  • X-rays
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Healthy Gum Care
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Full and Partial Dentures

Appointments are recommended for non-emergency patients. Emergency patients are seen as quickly as possible. A dental emergency may include: (1) acute pain and/or swelling for an extended period of time; (2) trauma associated with broken teeth, which is accompanied by acute pain, loose teeth, swelling, and/or bleeding; (3) cleaning and medication for acute ulcerative necrotic gingivitis; (4) traumatic occlusion

  • Adult Health Care
  • Physical Exams
  • Children’s Health Care
  • Family Planning
  • Pregnancy Mother Care
  • Nutrition Health
  • Medication Assistance
  • Well Child Exams
  • Laboratory Testing (Must be an established Missouri Highlands Health Care patient within the last 3 years.)
  • Radiology (exclusions include Annapolis Family, Missouri Highlands Medical in Poplar Bluff and Iron County Medical Clinic.)
  • Telehealth

Special Interest Care (Some locations executed):

  • Acupuncture
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Opioid Use Disorder

Missouri Highlands knows that mental, emotional, and behavioral health contribute to physical health and well-being. That is why Missouri Highlands Health Care’s clinics integrate behavioral health services into disease management, primary and preventative care.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Medication Evaluation
  • Telehealth

As a Telehealth Network Provider, Missouri Highlands helps bring specialist care to the farthest reaches of rural Missouri. Using live interactive video conferencing, remote health monitoring, and electronic diagnostic equipment your Missouri Highlands primary care physician can work with specialists in many locations.

You know how important diet and nutrition is to healthy living. Missouri Highlands can help you meet your nutritional needs.

Whether it is a one-time consultation or ongoing counseling for complex situations, Missouri Highland’s skilled nutritionists work with you to provide education and support like:

  • Diabetes education, including gestational diabetes
  • Lipid management education
  • Pediatric nutrition services
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition education
  • Weight management for adults and children
  • Disease-specific diets (such as for kidney disease, gastrointestinal problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome, celiac disease, cancer, etc.)
  • Food allergy counseling
  • Eating disorder therapy
  • Pregnancy nutrition counseling

Missouri Highlands offers personalized nutritional education, counseling, and support for diabetes, too.




  • Substance Use Professional Specialized in Medication Assistance Treatment
  • They meet with patients to evaluate their health and substance problem.
  • Identify issues and create goals and treatment plans.
  • Teach patients coping mechanisms.
  • Refer patients to support meetings.
  • Set up after-care plans.
  • Good listener
  • Strong desire to help others.
  • Provide motivation to patients.
  • Refer patients to community base resources.





  • Self Help: Learning to make informed decisions.
  • Self-Improvement: Learning to plan & carry out activities to increase self-worth.
  • Self-Advocacy: Learning to gather info about issues related to mental illness & recovery.
  • Individual Advocacy: Developing skills to be able to actively participate in treatment.
  • Crisis Support: Learning how to design & use a crisis plan & learn alternative to using the emergency room or jail.
  • Housing: Learning about stable housing and/or how to end an unsafe housing situation.
  • Social Network: Learning how to build healthy relationships.

Contact Shannon County Family Clinic to schedule an appointment with Susan Norris, FNP. 

If tested positive, treatments require 4-6 office visits over a 5-6 month period. 

Behavioral Health Services

Dental Services

Women’s Health Services 


Get the medications you need without straining your budget. Missouri Highlands Health Care helps eligible patients obtain their prescribed medications free or at a reduced cost from drug manufacturers.

Get the medications you need without straining your budget. Missouri Highlands Health Care helps eligible patients obtain their prescribed medications free or at a reduced cost from drug manufacturers.

Missouri Highlands Health Care Patient Assistance Program offers assistance to patients who qualify, including but not limited to, obtaining certain prescription medications at free or reduced costs.

Each pharmaceutical company determines their own guidelines that frequently change. (Applications are approved by the Pharmaceutical/Manufacturing Company, not Missouri Highlands Health Care. Each pharmaceutical company has their own policy and guidelines that must be followed.)

Missouri Highlands Health Care Patient Assistance Program staff is committed to helping patients’ understand their prescription coverage whether it be commercial insurance, state funded insurance or Medicare Part D coverage.

Missouri Highlands Health Care Patient Assistance Program staff is committed to help those with no prescription coverage obtain medications through pharmaceutical companies, 340b program and discount pharmacies.

Missouri Highlands Health Care has served 455 patients in the last twelve months, and has managed to save each patient $4289.60 on average.  In the month of August the total savings was $159,423, the total savings for the quarter (June- August) was $461,406 and the total year to date savings was $1,951,771.

In the end, you get the prescribed medications needed to complete your treatment plan or manage your illness at a price you can afford.

Missouri highlands Health Care’s Delta Care Coordination Program utilizes community health workers to find the right care for you. They help you set goals, make a care plan and find the community resources you need.

Missouri Highlands Health Care is currently accepting people who have:

  1. A chronic condition, such as heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, COPD, anxiety, depression, etc.
  2. Low-income
  3. No health insurance or under-insured

To learn more and to see if you qualify visit one of our Missouri Highlands Health Care clinics.

Do you have Medicaid? You may qualify!

Do you have diabetes, Obesity (BMI>30) or pediatric asthma (up to age 20)?

Do you have two of the following conditions? Asthma, COPD, Cardiovascular Disease (HTN), a developmental disability, overweight (BMI 25-29), use tobacco (smoke or chew), anxiety, depression and/or substance use disorder.

If you qualify, then Missouri Highlands will provide monthly education and interaction with one of our RN Care Managers. Together we will schedule your referral appointments, help you set goals and make a care plan to achieve them and be a go-between if you have a question for your Primary Care Provider.

Ask a Missouri Highland’s Clinic for more information.

Missouri Highlands Health Care partners with Show Me Healthy Women to bring affordable cancer screenings to patients in our surrounding areas of Iron, Reynolds, Wayne, Shannon, Carter, Ripley and Butler counties.

Are you eligible for FREE Cancer Screenings?

Who Qualifies:
-You are age 35-64
-You are uninsured or under insured
-Income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level for household income.

Services Offered:

Screening Services:
– Clinical breast exams (CBE)
– Screening mammograms for women age 50-64 (target population)
– Screening mammograms for women 40-49 using alternate funds, if available
– Pap tests
– Pelvic exams

Diagnostic Services:
– Specialist consultation (breast and cervical)
– Diagnostic mammograms
– Ultrasound
– Breast biopsies
– Fine needle aspiration
– Conization [Cold Knife, laser, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)]
– Colposcopy (with or without biopsy)

For more information talk to your local Missouri Highlands’ clinic or call 573-609-8800

​​- Improve patient engagement in preventative, chronic disease management, and self-management services in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
– Connect patients with community based services
– Assist patients with addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) needs
– Reduce potentially avoidable emergency room visits
– Reduce hospital admissions/readmissions for ambulatory-sensitive conditions

What is MAT? – It is medications that can help treat cravings and prevent withdrawal. 

Mental Health services and Narcan are also available with this program.

For more information please call (573) 351-0138.

Looking for FREE to low cost birth control? Ask your local MO Highlands Health Care Clinic about The Right Time program to get your birth control today. 

For more questions contact Jodie Fields at (573) 351-0135.

Methods of Birth Control:

  • Condoms
  • Implant
  • IUD
  • The Patch
  • Pills
  • The Ring
  • Shot

Clinic here for detailed information. 


Mobile Dental Unit

The Missouri Highlands Mobile Dental Unit provides services including preventative care, restorative care, and necessary emergency treatment. Services are initially geared toward our child populations in school and hopefully will continue to expand into adolescents and adults.

The unit is currently only visiting schools that are set up for this program.

For more information please call (573)663-3177