June 16, 2022

Providers will see patients in Columbia until clinic is ready to open

MU Health Care is committed to the citizens of Audrain County and will enhance health care access in the region by opening a family medicine and urgent care clinic in Mexico, Mo., later this summer.

MU Health Care’s Family Medicine Clinic in Mexico and Mizzou Urgent Care in Mexico will be located at 3626 S Clark St. featuring former Noble Health Audrain Community Hospital family medicine providers Diane Jacobi, MD, and nurse practitioner Regina Hill. Other former Noble Health providers, nurses and support staff will also be joining the team.

“We are excited MU Health Care is making a commitment to this community,” Jacobi said. “Primary care is extremely important to this region, and I am thrilled to be able to continue to serve my patients right here in Audrain County. Not only will our new facility offer care for the entire family, but we will be able to connect patients with more than 600 MU Health Care doctors in more than 80 specialties working together to ensure patients get the best care possible.”

When Noble Health ceased inpatient operations in Audrain County earlier this year, MU Health Care leaders began working collaboratively with Noble Health to explore short and long-term solutions to ensure continued local access to medical care.

“The new Mizzou Urgent Care in Mexico will offer a convenient and cost-effective option for adults and children needing urgent, but not life-threatening medical care,” said Matthew Robinson, MD, MU Health Care’s Emergency Medicine chair. “This location will increase patient access to care and will feature MU Health Care emergency medicine providers to offer care seven days a week.”

“MU Health Care’s intent is to maintain local access to quality health care,” said Michael LeFevre, MD, chair of the MU School of Medicine’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and a physician at MU Health Care.  “Our new family medicine clinic in Audrain County will continue to help us fulfill our mission, ensuring citizens in this community receive expert care from doctors they know and trust”.

Jacobi and Hill are now seeing patients at the Battle Avenue Medical Building, located at 7115 East St. Charles Rd. adjacent to Battle Avenue in Columbia until the clinic on Clark Street in Mexico is open. Patients wishing to make an appointment should call (573) 884-6851.