We continue to be open every day to serve our patients and families!


 Children 12-18 years old are now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

****Cox is planning Pfizer Vaccination Clinics for MAY 15  and 19.  Please call (417) 269-1300 to schedule or online at http://www.coxhealth.com/vaccine.*** You may also schedule at (417) 269-INFO for CoxHealth’s other vaccination sites.

****The Mercy Vaccine Clinic at 4520 S. National is offering walk-in scheduling and plans to offer evening hours in June.  Call(417) 820-2540 for more information.****

High school and middle school students may be able to receive their doses at school.  Please check  your child’s school district website for more information.

Southwest Missouri health departments have set up a regional call center to locate and schedule vaccine at (417) 874-1211 M-F 8am-5pm.

The CDC has a website to search pharmacies’ vaccine availability in real-time at http://vaccinefinder.org.

Some families have had questions about the mRNA vaccine.  These types of vaccines have been studied extensively for many years.  No long term side effects are anticipated because the mRNA never enters the nucleus of the cell where our DNA is stored. Also the mRNA is broken down and cleared from the body as soon as it tells the body how to attack the spike protein.  The vaccine does not linger in the body, only the immune response which are antibodies against the COVID-19.

Recently updated CDC and AAP policies agree that it is safe for children and teens to receive COVID-19 vaccine with other vaccines or about the same time as other vaccines.

In an effort to limit exposure of the coronavirus to our patients we are adjusting our scheduling.  At this time we are scheduling our healthy children for well exams in the mornings, and our sick children in the afternoons.   To protect our families we have eliminated our waiting area, at check-in you will be immediately directed to your room.  When your visit is over you will exit through a door that opens to the hallway. We hope your family is staying healthy and safe!


Effective March 19, 2020: Walk In Clinic and all walk-in visits are closed until further notice.  Please call the office at 417-882-1600 to schedule all appointments.


2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are closely monitoring the information and updates associated with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We currently are not able to test for coronavirus in our clinic. If you are concerned that your child has coronavirus or has been exposed to coronavirus, call before coming in to the clinic and we can help direct you. You may also find helpful information from the following sources:
The CDC website continues to be the most updated and reliable source of information: cdc.gov/coronavirus
The AAP recently posted this helpful summary: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In the meantime, here are some ways you can protect yourself, your family and our community:

  • We encourage good hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Teach your children to cover their coughs and sneezes with their arm or elbow.
  • If you or your family are sick, please follow common precautions like staying home from work and school. You should avoid being in public settings unless you need to seek medical care.
  • If your child has had a recent exposure and feels ill, or have specific concerns that you may have contracted coronavirus, please call and notify the office so we can help plan any health care needs according to the evolving guidelines.

Want to know more? Information on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus is evolving daily. For the latest updates, please check the CDC link above and please don’t hesitate to call if you have any specific questions or concerns.