Missouri State, Mercy Springfield to operate clinic
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Missouri State University and Mercy Springfield have agreed to jointly operate a primary care clinic for the uninsured.
The Springfield News-Leader reported the MSU Care Clinic is expected to open on the university's campus in mid-October.
Under an agreement approved Thursday by Missouri State, Mercy will provide nearly all the clinic's staff while the university furnishes the clinic space, including utilities and janitorial services.
Supporters said the clinic will provide health care for an underserved population while providing training for Missouri State students in several health-care related programs.
University lawyer Rachel Dockery said the clinic will be available for those between 18 and 64 who are uninsured and ineligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
The clinic expected to serve 7,500 patient visits in the first year.