University Hospital offers the only Level I trauma center and helicopter service in central Missouri. Physicians throughout the state refer many of their most complicated cases to our flagship hospital. The 247-bed hospital specializes in treating the most severe illnesses and injuries. Its seven-story Critical Care Tower provides the latest in medical technology for critically ill or injured patients.

University Hospital

1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

Comprehensive care

Housed in University Hospital's Critical Care Tower are cardiac, medical, neurological and surgical intensive care units as well as mid-Missouri’s only burn intensive care unit. Next to the burn center, the hospital has the region’s most comprehensive center for wound care and hyperbaric medicine. Trauma specialists at University Hospital help treat more than 25,000 emergency room patients each year.

University Hospital also contains the region’s only cochlear implant center, a diabetes center, an ophthalmology institute, a sleep disorders center, an endoscopy center, endo-suites dedicated to minimally invasive surgery and a SameDay Surgery Center that offers hundreds of different procedures in its fully equipped operating rooms.

The staff at University Hospital is united in its dedication to caring for patients and their families. Establishing good relationships - letting patients and visitors know someone cares - is a top priority.

Services and treatments

We treat various conditions within our walls, from an eye exam to the toughest trauma cases. We use a multidisciplinary team approach to provide you world-class care. The following services are located at University Hospital:

Click on each of the headings below to see more information about our facilities and amenities.

Parking

Patients and visitors to University Hospital may park free of charge in the four-level visitor parking garage at the intersection of Hospital and Monk drives, next to the hospital. If the Patient and Visitor Parking Garage is full, you may be directed to a surface lot located south of the hospital. Please contact Guest Relations at 573-882-1053 if you receive a parking ticket in error.

University of Missouri Health Care is pleased to offer valet parking to our patients and visitors. The free service is available at University Hospital’s main entrance from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pharmacy

Located in the lobby on University Hospital’s first floor, the Mizzou Pharmacy-University Hospital is a full-service retail pharmacy offering over-the-counter medication and prescription drugs.

Dining options

University Hospital features two dining options — which is located in the lobby by the East elevators — and the Grille Downstairs — which is located on the ground floor toward the west hallway.

Food & Dining

Room Service

University of Missouri Health Care offers hotel-style room service at its hospitals. The service features made-to-order, freshly prepared food allowing for more personalized service. Once the doctor has written a diet order for the patient, a restaurant-style menu appropriate for the diet order will be delivered to the patient. The patient selects the items from a restaurant-style menu, places a call to our room service attendant and the meal is delivered within 45 minutes. Room service meals are available from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Banking

Central Bank of Boone County offers an ATM in University Hospital’s main hallway.

Members of the Mizzou Credit Union may use the Credit Union Exchange (CUE) machine located across from the Human Resources department in the west end of the main floor. The CUE machine also offers CIRRUS and BankMate service.

Beeper Service

A special beeper service is available for visitors who are waiting to hear about patients who are in surgery. Please inquire at the Information Desk in the main lobby.

Reading Materials

Hospital volunteers provide a cart stocked with complimentary books and magazines for your reading pleasure. If you would like to have the cart stop by your room, please ask your nurse to call Volunteer Services.

Internet access

Wireless internet service is available from your wireless device in patient rooms and waiting areas.  For questions or support, please contact Hospitality Services at 573-882-8220.

Gift Shops

University of Missouri Health Care knows that a simple gift can brighten a patient's day. Our staff and volunteers are available to help you choose just the right item for your loved one.

Two convenient locations to serve you:

Ellis Boutique
Medtique Gift Shop