Health & Medicine

Consumer Health Complete

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Health & Medicine Guide

Affordable Care Act & the Health Insurance Marketplace

Medical Information

  • Consumer Health Complete
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    Provides authoritative citations from over 4,800 journals on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and much more.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Provides Information on everything from health conditions and emergency preparedness to travelers’ health.
    Find government and nonprofit medical and health services.
  • Health Literacy Missouri
    A government site helping Missourians make good choices about health care decisions. Includes a searchable library and a Plain Language section which covers topics such as how to talk to your health care provider.
  • KidsHealth
    A wide array of topics about medical, emotional and developmental issues for children, parents and teens.
  • MedlinePlus
    Authoritative information from the National Institutes of Health.
  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services

Alternative Medicine

Drug Information


Local Medical Facilities

Boone County
Callaway County

Health Insurance Marketplace Guide

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

The Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace is a website created as part of the Affordable Care Act where you can compare health insurance plans and buy the plan that is right for you. Here you can shop for plans, compare options, see if you qualify for financial assistance and enroll for coverage. The Open Enrollment Period for 2019 coverage is November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018. In some cases (loss of coverage, major life event), you may be qualified for a Special Enrollment Period.

How to Enroll Online

  • Open enrollment begins November 1.
  • Visit or
  • Create an account
  • Fill out the application. You will need:
    • Address
    • Name, birth dates, age and Social Security Number for anyone applying
    • Income information for anyone applying
    • Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering household members
    • Information about any employer-offered coverage, even if you have opted out
  • Compare plan options
  • Pick the plan that best meets your needs

Other Ways to Enroll

Getting Help

Get in-person help from local organizations’ trained staff who can answer questions and help you fill out your application.

At Library Locations
Boone County
  • Central MO Area Agency on Aging
    1121 Business Loop 70 East, Suite 2A, Columbia
    Call 573-443-5823 to set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance. Persons do not need to be 60 and older. This service is open to all uninsured individuals and families.
  • Central Missouri Community Action
    Call 855-612-2259 toll free for assistance.
  • Family Health Center
    1001 W. Worley, Columbia
    Call 573-214-2314 or  877-677-4342 to set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance.
  • Missouri Kidney Program
    AP Green Building – Suite 111 201 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO
    Call 573-882-2506 or 800-733-7345 to set up an appointment for one-on-one assistance.
  • Primaris Foundation
    200 N. Keene Street, Columbia
    Call 573-817-8338 to schedule individual assistance.
  • Spectrum Health Care
    1123 Wilkes Boulevard, Suite 100, Columbia
    Call 573-875-8687, ext. 263 to schedule individual assistance.
Callaway County

Forms and More Information


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Mental Health Guide

Crisis Hotlines

  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline (Burrell Behavioral Health)
  • Mid-Missouri Crisis Line
    Columbia: 573-445-5035
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Vet2Vet: Veteran’s Crisis Hotline
    1-877-VET2VET (838-2838)
  • United Way 211
    From a cell phone dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626

Select Reading Lists & Library Resources

Evaluation, Counseling & Treatment

  • Arthur Center
    Provides outpatient behavioral health services and crisis intervention for youth and adults of east central Missouri (including Callaway County).
  • Burrell Behavioral Health
    Burrell is a private, not for profit organization that provides a wide range of mental health services for individuals and families.
  • Family Counseling Center of Missouri, Inc.
    Not-for-profit mental health service organization with both outpatient clinics and residential treatment centers in mid-Missouri.
  • Fulton State Hospital
    A regional long-term adult inpatient facility serving 31 counties in central and northern Missouri and providing “Maximum Security and Intermediate Security Forensic mental health services for the entire state of Missouri.”
  • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
    Find information on Posttraumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), counseling and other support services for veterans, families and caregivers.
  • Missouri Psychiatric Center (Formerly Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center)
    Treatment services for “adults, adolescents, children and their families who are in crisis or who need a comprehensive diagnosis evaluation in an inpatient setting.”
  • New Horizons
    Not-for-profit mental health program providing adult psychiatric services, assistance with medication, drop-in rehabilitation, structured substance abuse treatment programs and support for transition from homelessness.
  • Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
    Not-for-profit center serving 30 Missouri counties with in-home psychiatric rehabilitation, out-patient mental health, substance abuse services and adolescent and adult residential treatment.
  • Phoenix Programs, Inc.
    A behavioral health center focusing on individuals and their families who seek long term recovery from substance use disorders and enhancement of mental and physical wellness. Programs include residential treatment for adult men and outpatient treatment for men, women and adolescents.
  • University of Missouri Psychological Services Clinic
    Through the university’s Department of Psychological Services, the clinic provides outpatient counseling and therapy for children and adults in the Columbia area.

Local Resources & Support Organizations

National Resources & Information

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    Search by topic to find information on disorders, treatment and resources.
  • AllPsych – DSMV-IV
    Provides authoritative definitions and diagnosis of mental disorders.
  • Mental Health America
    A non-profit organization working to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.
  • MindFreedom International
    A non-profit organization focusing on treatment alternatives and human rights for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    Information, reports and updates on treatment from government and privately funded research. Includes information on clinical trials, medications and statistics with many printable publications and fact sheets on frequently asked questions.
  • Say No to Stigma – a blog of The Menninger Clinic
    Doctors and other staff from one of the country’s premier psychiatric hospitals write about mental health topics in an effort to remove the stigma that so often surrounds people with mental illness.
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
    Government agency providing mental health publications, data, a service locator and links to help hotlines.