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Urgent Care or Emergency Room? Right Place. Right Care.

When you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition, such as chest pains, a head injury or severe bleeding, the Emergency Department at Saint Francis Medical Center is your best option for medical care. However, if your situation is non-life-threatening, such as a sprained ankle or a sore throat, you could save time and money by going to your primary care physician or an urgent care center.

Urgent Care

When an ailment is not life-threatening, but you need prompt care and cannot schedule an appointment with your primary care provider, Saint Francis Healthcare System offers walk-in urgent care facilities, open with extended hours during the week and on weekends. Urgent care provides an affordable, convenient alternative to expensive emergency visits for non-life-threatening health issues with no appointments necessary.

Urgent care provides treatment for these and other health issues:

  • Belly pain
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Insect bites
  • Sprains and strains
  • Cuts
  • STDs
  • Ear/eye infections
  • Sore or strep throat
  • Broken bones
  • Allergies
  • Asthma and wheezing
  • Minor burns
  • Rash or skin irritations

Saint Francis offers multiple convenient locations across southeast Missouri:

Immediate Convenient Care / Urgent Care – Cape Girardeau
1702 N. Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 [map]
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm

Saint Francis Clinic Jackson
2130 E. Jackson Blvd.
Jackson, MO 63755 [map]
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8 am – 5 pm

Ferguson Medical Group – Sikeston
1012 North Main Street
Sikeston, MO 63801 [map]
Urgent Care Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 4 pm

Saint Francis Health Center – Dexter
1212 Saint Francis Drive
Dexter, MO 63841 [map]
Urgent Care Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 6 pm

Saint Francis Clinic Poplar Bluff
225 Physicians Park Drive
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 [map]
Monday – Saturday: 8 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday: Noon – 4:30 pm

Emergency Department

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency and Trauma Center is the only state-designated Level III Emergency and Trauma center in southeast Missouri. The emergency department provides care for those suffering from a life- or limb-threatening medical condition, severe abdominal pain or symptoms of a heart attack, stroke and trauma. Open 24/7/365, the emergency department specializes in managing catastrophic illnesses and injuries and serves as the gateway to a hospital’s full range of services.

The emergency department treats medical emergencies including:

  • Strokes
  • Chest pain and heart attacks
  • Traumas
  • Head injuries
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizure
  • Severe wounds
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Severe abdominal pain

Our emergency department is a state-of-the-art facility with 32 patient rooms, including:

  • 26 private treatment rooms with direct access to bathrooms
  • 3 trauma rooms
  • 2 triage rooms
  • 1 special procedures room
  • Specially designated children’s exam areas and equipment specifically tailored to treat children of all ages
  • Senior-friendly accommodations such as, thicker mattresses, higher chairs, large-print forms, guardrails and non-skid flooring to enhance comfort and encourage a speedy return to the highest quality of life

Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Department
211 Saint Francis Drive
Entrance 3
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 [medical center map]

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