Health Care Facilities
St. Francois County offers residents a comprehensive assortment of modern, efficient health care services with three hospitals, 30 skilled care nursing facilities and residential care facilities, a state-operated mental health treatment center, and a private alcohol and drug treatment center.
Mineral Area Regional Medical Center
Mineral Area Regional Medical center, 1212 Weber Road, Farmington, Missouri, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002, has a rich history in the health care field. The 145-bed acute care facility is an independently owned and operated not-for-profit hospital, governed by a local board of trustees.
Among the specialties offered by the hospital are general surgery, family practice, anesthesiology, internal medicine, pathology, radiology, podiatry, neurology, dentistry, psychiatry, oncology, radiation therapy, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, urology, and ear, nose and throat treatment.
The hospital offers the services of a skilled nursing center for medical, surgical rehabilitation, a cardiac-rehabilitation program, a state-of-the-art equipped physical therapy center, and a children’s haven program for physically/sexually abused children or those who have been traumatized.
The center’s medical imaging department offers an open side MRI, a state-of-the-art multislice General Electric lightspeed scanner, and a bone densitometry program. The mammography equipment is the dedicated low-patient dose General Electric DMR accredited by the American College of Radiology. The nuclear medicine department is equipped with a dual head camera with spect imaging capabilities. Mineral Area Regional Medical Center also operates Mineral Area Pharmacy and MARMC Home Health Services.
Parkland Health Center
Parkland Health Center came into existence in November, 1992, with the merger of Bonne Terre Hospital and the Farmington Community Medical Center. Parkland Health Center operates facilities located in Bonne Terre and Farmington.
Parkland Health Center–Farmington is a member of BJC HealthCare. Accredited by JCAHO, the facility is located at 1101 West Liberty Street in Farmington. The main campus includes a four-story medical office building, a retail pharmacy, and an ancillary services wing which houses the cafeteria and other support services. Other services include an up-to-date maternity department with board certified OB/GYN’s and a wide variety of pre- and post-natal classes; pediatric services; a state-of-the-art surgical unit; a CAP certified laboratory; a radiology unit complete with CT scan, MRI, mammogram, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiography, angiography, and on-site radiologists. The Parkland Huckstep Center offers cardiac and pulmonary out-patient rehabilitation with a complete monitored exercise and education program with trained staff; cardiopulmonary services including EKG stress testing; out-patient surgery; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; in-patient dialysis; a 24-hour, physician staffed emergency room; and an express care service through the emergency room.
Parkland Health Center–Bonne Terre is a critical access hospital. Located at 7245 Raider Road, just off Highway 67, the facility opened in 1995. The building includes medical office space; 24-hour, physician staffed emergency room services; out-patient oncology services; a full service sleep lab; laboratory; radiology services, including mammography; and physical specialists in cardiology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics/surgery, pulmonary medicine and urology. A heliport is also on site for transporting patients when necessary.
Parkland also provides out-patient physical, occupational and speech therapy; and out-patient renal dialysis services at the Professional Services Building located at 301 West Liberty in Farmington. The Adult Well Life Center, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, is located at 118 East School Street in Bonne Terre.
St. Francois County Health Center
The St. Francois County Health Center, located in Park Hills, is a tax-supported health resource which is available and accessible to all the residents of the County.
The Health Center provides a variety of health services to the residents of the County which include a free immunization clinic; free flu immunization clinics annually; sexually transmitted disease clinic; environmental health services; blood sugar and cholesterol testing; blood pressure checks; HIV counseling and testing site; registrar for births and deaths; communicable disease follow-up; HIV care coordination; WIC program; well-women care, which includes family planning, pregnancy testing and counseling; nurse consultation; day-care training; lead screening and follow-up; CPR instruction and tuberculosis testing and treatment.