At Central Ozarks Medical Center it is our mission to improve the healthcare status of the communities we serve around Lake of the Ozarks. We feel very strongly about making sure the underserved and vulnerable populations are not left out, and we recognize that lack of time, transportation, and finances, can all keep patients from accessing healthcare in the Lake of the Ozarks area. COMC works diligently and creatively to overcome these limitations and provide the healthcare our patients need in spite of the challenges they face. If you can relate to the difficulty of accessing one of our health clinics in mid-Missouri, we invite you to read this blog to learn some of the different options we provide.
You literally can see a primary care doctor in central Missouri with nothing more than your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. If you’re not able to drive to one of our clinics, you can connect with your provider from home and receive care for things like colds, coughs, and flu, and more. This can be a great tool when you’re not able to drive to one of our clinics.
If you live in Camden, Laclede, Pulaski, or Miller County, you should know about our mobile medical units and mobile dental units. We have been able to expand people’s access to care in health care services in central Missouri by removing the obstacle of having to travel to one of our regular clinic sites to be seen in person. We are proud to be able to supply our services through our mobile units and provide well-woman and well-child exams, immunizations, as well as treat things like strep throat, allergies, abdominal pain, migraines, knee pain, ingrown toenails, minor injuries, and more. If you would like to learn more, there is a great video on our website under the Services tab if you click on Mobile Units.
Sometimes it is a challenge, to say the least, to be able to get off work to take your child to the doctor. With our school-based clinics, that problem can be easily solved. With on-site clinics in Eldon, Waynesville, and School Of The Osage, students, student parents, and younger siblings, as well as faculty and staff are eligible to be seen regardless of insurance status. For conditions like stomach aches, earaches, congestion, scrapes, cuts, injuries, and more, don’t forget this resource is available.
Community Health Workers
The community health workers at COMC can help you navigate the insurance process by determining eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP, and other insurance types. They also work with patients affected by other social determinants of health besides insurance such as food insecurity, transportation, costs of medication, and more. Consider them your helpers when you find access to quality healthcare hard or impossible to get. They are experienced in ways to overcome limitations that prevent you from getting the healthcare you need and deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them if you are facing challenges in accessing healthcare.
We Believe Everyone Deserves Access to Quality Healthcare!
If you experience difficulty getting to one of our healthcare clinics in central Missouri, we hope this blog has been helpful to you. You can find more information about all of these ways to access healthcare at http://www.centralozarks.org/ under the services tab. At Central Ozarks Medical Center, we know that any obstacle to healthcare, whether it be finances, transportation, time, or something else can become a roadblock to good health. That is why we work so hard to create solutions for our patients. We encourage you to give us a call today at 1-877-406-COMC (2662) to learn what options are available for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media using the link below to stay in touch and hear more news and information about healthcare in mid- Missouri.
Central Ozarks Medical Center
Keeping Lack of Insurance From Being a Roadblock to Quality Healthcare
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