Nutritious food helps you heal. At University of Missouri Health Care, our food and dining services help all our patients, visitors and staff eat well.

We deliver delicious meals to every patient’s room according to the diet prescribed by your doctor. We also provide dining services for visitors to our facilities.

Places to dine

University of Missouri Health Care offers several dining options to patients and visitors. Learn more about the menu options and nutrition information for each of our dining locations below.

Atrium Cafe at Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

The Atrium Cafe currently is located on the first floor of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute.

Atrium Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Atrium Monthly Menu

The Bistro at Missouri Orthopaedic Institute

The Bistro is open on the second floor of MOI and offers grab-and-go salads, pastries, coffee and smoothies. 

Bistro Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Essentials at University Hospital

Essentials is located in the lobby on the first floor by the Green elevators and offers a wide range of made-to-order items as well as featured daily entrees.  

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, including holidays

Essentials (Current and upcoming weeks)

Essentials Made-to-order Menu 

Nutritional Information Sheet

The Grille Downstairs at University Hospital

The Grille Downstairs is located on the west end of the ground floor next to the Yellow elevators. It offers a wide range of made-to-order items as well as featured daily entrees.  

Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and Midnight to 2 a.m. daily, including holidays

The Grille (Current and upcoming weeks)

Nutritional Information Sheet

Oasis at Women's and Children's Hospital

Oasis, is located in the lobby and offers a wide range of made-to-order items as well as featured daily entrees.

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. seven days a week and midnight to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday 

Oasis (Current and upcoming weeks)

Nutritional Information Sheet


Employees can make convenient purchases at our dining facilities with ExpressPay. Staff members can pay with their ID badges and receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases.

Express pay offers two convenient options:

  • Declining balance - add funds to your account at any of our retail locations using your Visa or MasterCard.
  • Payroll deduct - open only to MU Health Care employees.

 To enroll in ExpressPay, or for questions/comments, please send an email to:

Catering services

MU Health Care Food & Dining services provides catering to MU Health Care University Hospital, Women's & Children's Hospital and off-site clinic locations.

For information and planning, please contact Jodi Rush at 573-771-9237 or send an email to Catering for your next event.

Farmers market

To help our community make healthy food choices, we offer a Farmers Market at MU Health Care facilities. The market features local and regional produce and products. We accept ExpressPay, cash and credit cards for payment. 

The market is closed for the season. When new dates are available, they will be added here.

Contact us

You can reach food and dining services leadership at the numbers below:

Name Title Phone
Curtis Lilly Director 573-884-5233
Karen Derrick Manager, Clinical Nutrition Services 573-882-2251
Megan Higgins Manager, Retail Services 573-882-9017
Kayla Otteson Manager, Patient Services 573-884-7759