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Services provided include nutrition coaching.

NutriZou is a pro bono nutrition coaching services clinic associated with the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and the University of Missouri Extension. MU dietetic students provide nutrition coaching appointments to community members under the supervision of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

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Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic (IBHC)

Provides behavioral healthcare through therapy and support groups for persons who are uninsured or unable to afford low cost, high quality care.

The Integrative Behavioral Health Clinic (IBHC) is a student-facilitated clinic under the supervision of licensed clinical social workers. It is located at the MU Family Impact Center. Clinic hours are on Thursdays from 12 PM to 9 PM. Our mission is to address disparities in the availability of comprehensive mental health care for people who are uninsured or unable to afford healthcare in order to improve quality of life, reduce distressing symptoms, and increase access.


  • Comprehensive needs assessment
  • Risk assessment screenings
  • Brief and long-term individual therapy (e.g., motivational interviewing; cognitive behavioral therapy; cognitive processing therapy; solution focused therapy)
  • Couples therapy
  • Groups
  • Case management

An evaluation of services documents a reduction in anxiety and depression and improvements in quality of life for people completing services.

Need help?

If you are seeking services, you can call the clinic at 573-882-9871 and leave a message with your contact information. The Clinic Manager will call you to discuss your request. You can also send an email request at and the Clinic Manager will return your email. Childcare may be provided upon request when available.

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MedZou Community Health Clinic

Provides free primary healthcare to the uninsured or those who are waiting for their coverage to begin.

This student-operated medical clinic focuses on providing high quality patient care to uninsured residents of Central Missouri, while also advocating on behalf of our patients regarding access to medical care and other basic needs.

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an appointment with MedZou. In order to ensure that you receive the best possible medical care, we screen all new patients through the Family Health Center (FHC). Please call the FHC at 573-214-2314 or 877-677-4342 and ask for a social worker and tell them that you need to be screened for MedZou. The FHC will then provide MedZou with the contact information for all screened patients, so that we can contact you to schedule your visit. Please remember to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Photo ID (if available)
  • List of all your current medications
  • Income information (see below)

To schedule an appointment, please call 573-356-2499 or email MedZou. Please remember to bring the following to your appointment:

  • List of all your current medications
  • Income information (see below)

We ask MedZou patients to bring income information to their appointments. We know that this is a sensitive topic for patients, so it is your decision if you would like to bring your financial information. Your income information will not affect your medical care at MedZou. However, it can help you obtain expensive medications for free through the Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) offered by drug companies. Some forms of income information accepted by drug companies are listed below, with the best forms listed first.

  • Last year’s federal tax returns (Form 1040). If you filed taxes last year but don’t have a copy of your form, we can help you obtain a copy.
  • Last month’s wage statements
  • Proof of unemployment
  • Proof of food stamps

The MedZou primary care clinic is open every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The services* we provide include:

  • Free primary and preventative medical care
  • Free specialty care during Monday clinics
  • Free pharmacy consultation on prescription medications
  • Most medications are free through the University Pharmacy
  • Patient Assistance Program that helps patients obtain expensive, name-brand medications for free
  • Free social work consultation and referrals to local community agencies
  • Free HIV/AIDS testing and influenza vaccines
  • Free smoking cessation
  • Free laboratory testing
  • Free onsite EKGs
  • Longitudinal care for patients with chronic disease and complex social issues
  • Outreach to local homeless shelters and social services, including patient screening and education
  • Interpreter phone for those who prefer medical information in a language other than English
  • Medical case management services for those who have more complex health
  • Patient advocacy and medical care coordination, especially for patients with limited financial and social resources. This includes referrals to specialists and imaging that we cannot provide at MedZou.

We also offer specialty clinics on Mondays. They include:

  • Diabetes Clinic: Endocrinologists (doctors who specialize in diabetes and other endocrine disorders) and ophthalmologists (eye doctors) work with medical students to provide a one-stop clinic for patients with diabetes.
  • Dermatology Clinic: Dermatologists (skin doctors) are available to both diagnose and treat many common skin disorders and, if necessary, perform biopsies.
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinic: Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians (bone and muscle doctors) work with students to help people with bone, muscle, tissue and nervous system problems. They also prescribe physical therapy and help with some forms of pain as needed.
  • Neurology Clinic: Neurologists (brain doctors) and student teams assist patients with neuropathic pain, seizures and other concerns that may stem from an origin somewhere in the brain.
  • Psychiatry Clinic: Psychiatrists (behavior doctors) are also on hand on the third Thursday of each month during regular primary care clinics to diagnose and treat patients with concerns regarding depression, anxiety and a variety of other disorders.
  • Women’s Health Clinic: This team offers diagnostic cancer testing for those who have had an abnormal Pap smear or breast exam.
  • Gender Affirming Health Clinic: This clinic offers hormone replacement therapy.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide services for emergency healthcare or prescriptions for controlled substances.

*Please note that while we do our best to provide comprehensive, free medical care to patients, we do not provide every service at every clinic. We pledge to do our best to keep everything as free or low-cost to each patient, but we are not always obligated to provide all of these services free-of-charge. This is especially true with medication. Please talk with your health care provider at MedZou about any concerns you might have.