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How to Choose the Right Level of Care

Mizzou Quick CareMizzou Urgent CareEmergency Department
When to Use

Use for fast, convenient care for common health issues

Treats patients 24 months and older

Use for immediate not life threatening health care issues

Provides treatment for all ages

Use for severe and life-threatening conditions

Provides treatment for all ages

Conditions Treated
  • Cold, cough- or flu-like symptoms
  • Congestion
  • Fever
  • Insect bites and rashes
  • Bladder and urinary tract infection
  • Eye irritation and pink eye
  • Ear pain
  • Sinus headache
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Allergies
  • Poison ivy
  • Sinus infection
  • Sports and pre-employment physicals
  • Flu vaccination
  • Adult tetanus booster

*Radiology, lab, breathing treatments and procedures NOT available.

Staffed by nurse practitioners and physician's assistants.

  • Ear infection with pain and/or fever
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Cold- or flu-like symptoms
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Mild asthma attacks
  • Non-severe bleeding
  • Minor bone breaks
  • Minor cuts and burns
  • Hives and rashes
  • Bruises and sprains
  • Lice, scabies or ringworm
  • Eye irritations
  • Pain with urination

*Radiology, lab, and breathing treatments and services available

Staffed by physicians.

  • Chest pain or suspected heart attack
  • Potential stroke symptoms
    (such as blurred vision or slurred speech)
  • Complex or multiple medical complaints
    (e.g. chest pain and shortness of breath)
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Serious broken bones
    (such as leg or arm)
  • Severe or worsening abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting Choking
  • Diffculty breathing
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdose
  • Possible poisoning
  • Head injury or severe headaches

Staffed by physicians.


Open daily with extended morning and evening hours

Located at all three Columbia Hy-Vee locations:

  • Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Weekends and Holidays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

*Note: Our Providers take a mandatory meal break every day from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM. On busy days when the clinic fills up with patients, we may stop signing in additional new patients before our posted closing time. When this happens, we can help you find another place to receive care.

Mizzou Quick Care is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Open daily with extended evening hours.

Walk-in clinic located at South Providence Medical Park

551 E. Southampton Dr., Columbia, MO
(573) 882-1662

8 a.m.-8 p.m. Seven days a week
*excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas

Pediatric Urgent Care

Located at Women's and Children's Hospital

404 Keene Street, Columbia, MO
(573) 219-4200

  • Monday-Friday 5-9 p.m.
  • Weekends Noon-6 p.m.

Enter the Health Pavilion. Urgent Care is located on the first floor next to the Pediatric and Adolescent Specialty Clinic.

24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Located at University Hospital for walk-in, emergency visits.
1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO

Pediatric ER located at Women's and Children's Hospital.
404 Keene Street, Columbia, MO

Always call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

Call the 24-hour Nurse Triage Hotline for help determining the right level of care: (573) 884-2401