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Making an appointment

Individuals with cardiovasfcular health problems (related to the heart or blood vessels), may wish to schedule an appointment with a cardiology specialist at one of our clinic locations.  

Cardiovascular Medicine clinic at University Hospital
Please call (573) 88-HEART (884-3278) to schedule an appointment. Schedulers are available to take your call between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clinic is located on the main floor of University Hospital at One Hospital Drive. Patients may park in the visitor parking garage at the east end of the hospital or use the free valet parking service available at the main entrance. We even have evening appointments available for those patients not able to make it during the day.

Other Columbia clinic locations
Cardiovascular medicine specialists are also available at the following clinic locations:

Outreach locations
Our Cardiovascular Medicine Outreach team travels each month to six sites throughout the state of Missouri to provide care close to your home. In addition to providing cardiovascular consultation, the team provides non-invasive cardiology services such as echocardiography and stress testing. Please call (800) 359-0098 for an appointment or for more information.

Information to have available when you call for an appointment:f

  • Primary cardiovascular problem - This is the major reason you are requesting the appointment.
  • Other medical conditions - Be prepared to list any other medical problems that you have had.
  • Prior medical evaluation - You may be asked about recent heart examinations or tests, such as stress tests, heart catheterization or surgery. This information helps decide on the best type of appointment for your situation. You may be asked to have this information available at the time of your appointment.
  • Primary care or referring physician - Your physician's name/office location.

Additional services

Prescription refills
As a service to our patients seen in Cardiovascular Medicine clinic, refills may be requested through the Medicine Specialty clinic prescription refill line.This service is available for patients who will run out of medication before the next scheduled Cardiology clinic appointment. Please call (573) 88-HEART (884-3278), select option 2. When you call for a refill, please have name, dosage, and frequency of the medicine as well as your pharmacy name/phone number. Your pharmacy may FAX a request directly to the refill nurse at (573) 884-2123.

Talk to a nurse
If you have non-emergent questions about your cardiovascular problem or about labs or tests performed at the University Hospital Cardiovascular Medicine clinic, please call the Cardiovascular Medicine clinic nurse at (573) 88-HEART (884-3278). A clinic nurse is available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to help answer your questions and direct your call to your cardiologist as needed. Answers to general questions about cardiovascular diseases or tests and procedures used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases may be found on our Heart Health Resource page.

After clinic hours
If you have an urgent need to speak with a cardiologist, call the University Hospital operator at (573) 882-4141 and ask for the Cardiovascular Medicine consult physician on-call.

Billing and Insurance

Patients must bring their insurance card to each clinic visit. Care received from physicians and the hospital during clinic visits will be billed by University Physicians. Inpatient hospital charges will be billed by University Hospital. As a courtesy to our patients, we will file insurance claims for physician and hospital services if we have accurate and complete insurance information. We are a participating provider with Medicare and accept assignment on all Medicare claims. We also accept Medicaid patients. Those patients wanting to pay at the time of the visit should inform clinic staff at the beginning of their visit. The clinic accepts cash, checks, and VISA or MasterCard. Staff members are happy to help patients set up payment plans.

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