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Missouri Digestive Health Center at University Physicians-Fairview Clinic
Directions: 101 S. Fairview Road, Columbia Missouri
Patients may be dropped off and picked up at the main door; parking is available next to the center.

University Hospital
Directions: University Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Columbia, Missouri
Patient Parking and Valet Services

Contact a nurse clinician
If you have questions and need to speak with one of our GI Nurse Clinicians, please call (573) 882-1434, option 1, or toll-free (800) 442-8685. Nurse clinicians are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. CST.

Clinic referrals and appointments
Clinic referrals and appointments to Missouri Digestive Health Center can be made by calling (573) 882-1434, option 1. Phones are answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. CST.

Prescription refills
Patients should ask for prescription refills at the time of their clinic appointments. However, if a patient runs out of a medication before their next scheduled appointment, he/she may call Missouri Digestive Health Center at (573) 884-7600, option 2.

Endoscopy Services at University Hospital and Missouri Digestive Health Center at University Physicians-Fairview Clinic
To schedule a screening colonoscopy, please call (573) 882-1434, option 1 or toll-free at (866) 442-8685.
Please note: It is very important that the colon be completely clean for colonoscopy procedures. At Missouri Digestive Health Center and University Hospital, we use split-dose preparations in which half of the bowel prep is given the day of the procedure. The two most common bowel preps are:
Colyte Split-Dose Preparation; and
MoviPrep Split-Dose Preparation.

VA Hospital Clinical and Endoscopic Services:
The GI Lab at the Harry S Truman Memorial Veteran Affairs Hospital may be contacted by calling (573) 814-6469, or (573) 814-6000, ext. 3345.

Patient Resource and Helpful GI Links
What is a Gastroenterologist?

Common GI Procedures & What to Expect

Common GI Disorders:

GI Anatomy and Functions:




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