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Northeast Missouri Health Council

Medical • Dental • Behavioral


About Us

Northeast Missouri Health Council takes pride in providing quality patient care. We conduct an ethical practice that adheres to all state and federal rules and regulations. NMHC is committed to achieving safe, high-quality healthcare for all our patients. Our goal is to ensure that all patients receive the right care, at the right time, in the right setting, every time.

We're Different

We strive to reach our goal by ensuring care is:


  • Effective – provide services based on scientific knowledge and best practices

  • Patient-centered – provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values

  • Timely – reduce wait time and sometimes harmful delays for both those who receive and deliver care

  • Equitable – provide care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics


Who We Are

Established in 1968 to serve Northeast Missouri residents, we have grown from a small medical clinic to a comprehensive, not-for-profit health center. Today, we serve our rapidly expanding 11 county area, providing a quality experience for all who choose NMHC as their medical home.  


Along with our state-of-the-art facilities, increased medical staff, and updated technology, our vision continues to expand as we identify partnerships in the community to improve the accessibility of services, ensuring that every need is met for our patients.

Quality Leader

For the past four years, NMHC has been recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services as a Health Center Quality Leader and National Quality Leader. As a National Quality Leader, NMHC exceeded national quality benchmarks, including Healthy People 2020 goals, for chronic disease management, preventive care, and perinatal/prenatal care.


In 2018, NMHC was the only community health center in Missouri to have attained the National Quality Leader honors and among the top 2% of community health centers in the nation to receive top-honor awards.

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Living Here


Nestled in the heart of Northeast Missouri, Kirksville boasts a historic downtown square and two highly-ranked universities surrounded by a 3,000 acre state park and some of the nation’s top hunting grounds. From classic small town festivals to premier cultural events, Kirksville’s vibrant blend of art, history, recreation and nature will impress you.

Cost Of Living

The total cost of housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, taxes, and other necessities for a single adult in Kirksville is $33,356 a year — about the same as the annual cost of living for Missouri of $33,726 and less than the national figure of $38,433.

The Cost of Living in Kirksville is about 25% less than the national average. The average rent for a three bedroom house is $925.

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Kirksville offers a world-class education from preschool to medical or dental school all in one spot! A unique aspect you'll be hard pressed to find in any other rural community of its size.

• Kirksville Public Schools—Kirksville ECLC, Primary, Ray Miller Elementary, William Matthew Middle School & Kirksville High School. Ranked in the top 20% of high schools in the state of Missouri per US News Best High Schools.

• Mary Immaculate Catholic School – Preschool-Middle School

• Faith Lutheran School & Pre-School – Preschool-Middle School

• Northeast Christian High School – Grades 9-12, established in 2021

• Kirksville Area Home School—Support group of homeschoolers in the Kirksville, Missouri area, established to give encouragement and support to our local homeschool families.

• Truman State University - Truman has reached a milestone after being recognized as the number 1 public school in the Midwest Region for the 25th consecutive year according to U.S. News & World Report. (Sep. 2021)

• ATSU College of Graduate Health Studies - Comprehensive and relevant health management education through superior quality, innovative online programs.

• MOSDOH School of Dentistry— ATSU’s sixth school, the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH), was established in 2013 on the Missouri campus.

• Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - ATSU-KCOM—The founding institution of Osteopathic Medicine, established in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still, DO, leading the whole person healthcare model.

Outdoor Adventure

Northeast Missouri is home to thousands of acres of public and private hunting grounds. Hunters from all over the nation come to the Kirksville area for wild turkey and deer, as well as a variety of other wildlife.


Nearby Metros


St. Louis

Whether visiting for business or pleasure the Explore St. Louis website is your guide to the best restaurants, hotels, attractions, entertainment and nightlife the Gateway City has to offer.


Start exploring today to plan the St. Louis experience that is perfect for you.

Urban explorer, die-hard sports fan, aficionado of family fun…no matter what type of traveler you are, you’ll find what you’re looking for, it’s all in a day’s fun in St. Louis.

Journey to the top of the Gateway Arch, discover our unique neighborhoods, take a historic tour of Civil War sites, sample the wares of local craft breweries, or so much more.

Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri is in the western part of the state.


It is the largest city in Missouri and the 37th largest city in the United States.


Kansas City is known for its jazz music and barbecue cuisine, as well as its rich history and cultural attractions. Home of the three-time Super Bowl champs the KC Chiefs.They have played their home games at Arrowhead Stadium since 1972.  The Chiefs have won four AFL championships and Super Bowls IV, LIV, and LV.


The city is located on the Missouri River and is known for its parks, fountains, and boulevards.

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Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Iowa. It is located in central Iowa and has a population of over 216,000 people. Des Moines is known for its diverse economy, which is fueled by the insurance, financial services, and publishing industries.


Known for it's eclectic restaurants with flavorful dishes, bars shaking up vibrant cocktails and clubs grooving through the night – let's just say there's something for everyone! From exciting attractions to lively events - explore all that the city has to offer.

The city is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Des Moines Art Center and the Science Center of Iowa.

Financial Incentive Programs

Many health professional careers qualify for financial incentive programs. Whether you are a student, a resident or already in-practice, we've gathered a wide variety of state and national resources to assist you.


Get in Touch

1416 Crown Drive

Kirksville, Missouri 63501

ChaRae Wagner

Human Resource Director

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