With A.T. Still University’s medical and dental School, Kirksville is a Healthcare Stronghold.
Healthcare has been a pillar of the Kirksville community since 1892 when the school for osteopathic medicine was started. Since that time it has continued to progress in the community. Our healthcare institutions include:
Northeast Regional Medical Center is the regional hospital for Kirksville and the surrounding nine counties. It is a Level III Trauma and Chest Pain Center. Northeast Regional has won several national awards for quality healthcare and is a Thomson Top 100® Hospital!
The medical center offers several programs for continuing care of patients, such as Healthy Woman, and Home Health Services. Hospital services for patients include:
- Critical Care
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Health & Fitness
- Pain Clinic
- Physical Therapy
- Sleep Lab
- Ear, Nose, Throat
- Wound Clinic
- Family Practitioners
More than 500 people in the community work at the medical center, and the growing medical staff now stands at more than 200 physicians and healthcare providers. Northeast Regional Medical Center is a forward-looking progressive hospital. They continue to update facilities such as the OB/Nursery area, a new patient tower, a renovated ER/Critical Care unit, the new Heart Center, and the 30 minute or less wait time at the ER guarantee. Finally, because the hospital is adjacent to A.T. Still University, the hospital is also a teaching hospital, insuring a next generation of quality physicians.
Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) is a comprehensive behavioral health non-profit organization established in 1979. PFH provides substance abuse treatment/prevention and mental health services throughout Missouri. PFH’s mission is to continually strive to be a dynamic, caring organization united to assist others in achieving their potential.
Services offered by Preferred Family Healthcare include:
- Adolescence Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
- Adult Substance Abuse Rehabilitation
- Assisted Living
- Behavioral Health Sciences
- Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
- Intensives In-home Services
- Judicial Support Services
- Prevention Services
- Portal DWI
Facilities for the company are located throughout the state of Missouri and neighboring states and include: Kirksville, Brookfield, Chillicothe, Creve Coeur, Edina, Hannibal, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kahoka, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, Moberly, St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Joseph, Trenton, Troy, Union, Wentzville, Iola (KS), Chanute (KS), Wichita (KS), Winfield (KS), and Ottumwa (IA).
Preferred Family Healthcare employs 199 (FTEs and PTEs) in the Kirksville area, which is the headquarters for the company.
The Northeast Missouri Health Council, Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation and federally qualified health center that provides healthcare to anyone. They strive to meet the primary and preventive health care needs of the residents of Adair, Knox, Scotland Schuyler, Putnam, Lewis, Mercer, Clark and Sullivan counties in Missouri.
The Council has several facilities meeting the needs of children, women, veterans and families. Their facilities include:
- Northeast Family Health
- OB/GYN Specialty Group
- Northeast Missouri Pediatrics
- Northeast Missouri Dental Clinic
- Behavioral Health Science
- Kirksville Veterans Clinic
They are able to offer a variety of services through the multiple clinics and physicians due to using the latest technology of Electronic Medical Records. Currently they have physician teams practicing in:
- Family Practice – 8 physicians
- Dentistry – 7 physicians
- OB/GYN – 4 physicians
- Pediatrics – 3 physicians
- Social Work – 2 people
- Gerontology – 1 person
Services from the Council include wellness, prescription assistance and chronic disease care. Patients have a sliding fee scale. The entire staff of the Northeast Missouri Health Council is 104 (FTEs).
A.T. Still University was founded in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, MD and is the founding school of osteopathic medicine in the world. Osteopathic physicians are devoted to a holistic philosophy of medicine and are educated, tested and licensed almost identically to those earning M.D.s, however they take an additional 200 hours in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
ATSU is one university with six schools on two campuses with a total enrollment of over 3,200 students:
- Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
- School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
- Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS)
- School of Health Management (SHM)
- Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
- Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MSDOH)
The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine boasts a 97% graduation rate. Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health will only be the second dental school in the state of Missouri and will use a hybrid curriculum similar to the Arizona school.
Mark Twain Behavioral Health (MTBH) is a private not-for-profit Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) serving our community of Northeast Missouri since 1975. MTBH is governed by a volunteer board of directors living throughout our fourteen-county area, which includes the counties of Adair, Audrain, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, and Shelby. In July 2021, Turning Point Recovery Centers joined our team. This addition has allowed us to broaden our array of services and increased our community footprint.
MTBH provides a wide range of services for youth, adults, couples, and families which include, but are not limited to:
- Access Crisis Intervention (24-Hour Crisis Service)
- Adolescent Diversion Program (ADEP)
- Clinical Intervention Program (CIP)
- Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (Case Management)
- Consultation and Educational Services (Community and School)
- Educational and Supportive Groups
- Emergency Room Enhancement Program (ERE)
- Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy Offender Education Program (OEP)
- Psychiatry and Medication Management
- Specialty Services Substance Use Social Detoxification (Detox)
- Substance Use Treatment Weekend Intervention Program (WIP)
Mark Twain Behavioral Health is committed to caring for the individuals and families we serve and improving their overall health by providing a wrap-around treatment philosophy. This approach allows us to utilize a unique set of services and natural supports for the purpose of achieving positive health outcomes.