Columbia-based MU Health Care plans to open a family medicine and urgent care clinic in mid-Missouri’s Mexico later this summer.
Noble Health closed its hospital doors in Mexico and in Fulton in March, and many residents have been traveling to Columbia for care.
The new facility will be located on south Clark in Mexico, and it will feature former Noble Health providers, nurses and support staff. Columbia-based MU Health says the Mexico location will increase patient access to care and will be open seven days a week.
MU Health says their aim is to maintain local access to quality health care. Mexico is a town of about 11,500 residents. Mexico and Audrain County have a large elderly population. MU Health is hiring former Noble Health Dr. Diane Jacobi and nurse practitioner Regina Hill. Dr. Jacobi is praising the announcement, saying primary care is very important to Audrain County.