WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo – Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) school-based Family
Medicine Clinic will host an Open House in conjunction with the Willow
Springs Schools’ Open House on Monday, August 12, from 5-8 p.m.
Parents, students, and faculty are invited to visit the school-based clinic
located on the Willow Springs School District R-IV campus, to learn more
about the convenience and services of the school-based clinic. The clinic
will be providing refreshments and giveaways, as well as tours of the facility.
Opened in fall 2018, the clinic is a unique healthcare model in which comprehensive
physical and preventative healthcare services are provided to school-aged
youths, staff and Willow Springs citizens. It is a result of a collaboration
between the Willow Springs School District and OMC, in order to support
the healthcare needs of the Willow Springs population.
This collaborative approach is to take care of the student’s health
and well-being while supporting attendance and achieving academic success.
It improves access to care for students so that students and parents do
not need to miss school or work to get care. Students, staff, and citizens
can come to the clinic for routine healthcare, minor injuries or be treated
when they are ill. The clinic will take appointments as well as walk-ins.
“We are fortunate to be able to partner with OMC to bring healthcare
access to many of our students who may otherwise not be able to receive
the medical care they need,” said William Hall, Superintendent,
Willow Springs R-IV School District.
OMC Willow Springs will be staffed by Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Hilda Newell and Dr. Druery Dixon, Board Certified Family Practice Physician.
OMC medical providers will work closely with community providers, the
school nurse, and school staff to ensure that students get the care they
need at school, or through community support services. The OMC healthcare
professionals will not replace the student’s primary care provider
if they have one, and will contact the provider should they need treatment.
Beginning this academic year, OMC Willow Springs will be expanding their
service hours to Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.,
for appointments and walk-ins, even when school is not in session. It
is located at 201 West High Street, Suite 2, Willow Springs. Please call
417-252-6994 with any questions, or to make an appointment.
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care
and 16 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral
healthcare, and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital
cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more
than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern
Arkansas. For more information about OMC, visit
Hilda Newell, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and Dr. Druery
Dixon, Board Certified Family Practice Physician.