When you have an issue like a broken bone or a severe cough, you should choose the right level of care for your condition. Choosing the correct care can save you time and money, and get you on the path toward better health in a convenient, effective way.

At University of Missouri Health Care, we offer three different levels of care to help you. Explore our levels of care below, or download the guide, to learn which is right for you. 

Download Our Level of Care Guide

Mizzou Quick Care

You should use Mizzou Quick Care for fast, convenient care for common health issues. Quick Care locations treat all patients two years old or older. MU Health Care nurse practitioners and physician assistants at these locations treat:

  • Cold, cough
  • Congestion
  • Fever
  • Insect bites and head lice
  • Bladder and urinary tract infection (females only)
  • Eye irritation and pink eye
  • Ear pain
  • Sinus pain
  • Sore throat
  • Allergies
  • Simple rashes
  • Sports and camp physicals
  • Flu vaccination
  • Adult tetanus booster

X-ray, lab, breathing treatments and procedures NOT available.

Quick Care locations

Quick Care locations are open daily with extended morning and evening hours. They are located at all three Hy-Vee grocery stores in Columbia at:

Mizzou Quick Care - Conley
25 Conley Rd.
Columbia, MO 65201
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Mizzou Quick Care - Nifong
405 E. Nifong Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201
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Mizzou Quick Care - Broadway
3100 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203
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Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.* Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.* Weekends (Providers take a mandatory break from 2-2:30 p.m.)

Holidays: Closed Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) and Christmas (Dec. 25); 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and July 4

*Please note: Depending on how many people are in front of you, we may stop accepting patients before closing time.

Urgent Care

Mizzou Urgent Care locations treat immediate, but not life-threatening health care issues in people of all ages.

Experienced physicians at these locations commonly treat:

  • Joint or muscle injuries
  • Cuts and burns
  • Minor head injuries
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Animal bites
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Asthma
  • Non-severe bleeding
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Work-related injuries
  • Fever
  • Flu and cough
  • Bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throat
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Eye concerns
  • Allergies

You can receive imaging and lab services at these locations, as well as breathing treatments.

Urgent care locations and hours

MU Health Care urgent care locations are open daily with extended evening hours. Appointments are provided on a walk-in basis.

Mizzou Urgent Care
Located at South Providence Medical Park 551 E. Southampton Dr.
Columbia, MO 65201
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8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Pediatric Urgent Care
Located at Women's and Children's Hospital
404 Keene St.
Columbia, MO 65201
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Monday through Friday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Weekends: Noon to 6 p.m.

MU Health Care Emergency Department

MU Health Care specialists in our emergency departments care for severe and life-threatening conditions for people of all ages.

Our specially trained emergency medicine doctors treat:

  • Chest pain or suspected heart attack
  • Potential stroke symptoms (e.g. 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
  • Di­fficulty breathing
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Drug overdose
  • Possible poisoning
  • Head injury or severe headaches

The emergency department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You should always call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.

Emergency department locations

Adult Emergency Department
MU Health Care University Hospital
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212

Pediatric Emergency Department
MU Health Care Women's and Children's Hospital
404 Keene St.
Columbia, MO 65201

24-hour nurse hotline

If you are still unsure which level of care is right for you, call the 24-hour nurse triage hotline for assistance at 573-884-2401.