Health Services


What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is weakening of the bone mass that occurs when your bones lose calcium. About 44 million people in the United States are at risk of developing this disease, which is responsible for more than 2 million broken bones annually. The disease Osteoporosis is... Read more

Other Cancers

Bone Cancer Although many forms of bone cancer originate with different types of cancer, the primary forms of bone cancer include malignant fibrous histiocytoma, osteosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma. Our state-of-the art PET F18 Bone Survey can help detect the presence of bone cancer.  Brain Cancer Tumors in the brain... Read more

Other Services

Saint Francis offers a broad range of services separate from our major departments. From diabetes education to sleep disorders, laboratory and nutrition services, our highly skilled doctors, nurses, and staff members are here to care for you. In addition to providing state-of-the-art health care, Saint Francis Healthcare... Read more

Outpatient Care

Infusion Center Saint Francis’ Infusion Center provides cancer care and chemotherapy treatments from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. However, we are also able to accommodate your needs if you require after-hours care. The Center is staffed by oncology certified nurses who have been specially trained... Read more

Outpatient Care Center

Saint Francis Medical Center's Outpatient Care Center provides patients in the Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri region with a comfortable, convenient treatment environment. Comprehensive services are available for a range of diagnoses, including: AIDS and other infectious diseases Arthritis Blood clots and other thrombotic disorders Breast... Read more

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Cape Girardeau Saint Francis’ Outpatient Rehabilitation Services offers comprehensive and coordinated programs for adults and children in a state-of-the-art, medically integrated facility (featuring three swimming pools) at the Health and Wellness Center. Members of the interdisciplinary treatment team work together to develop individualized... Read more

Pain Management Center

The Pain Management Center at Saint Francis Medical Center helps people suffering from acute and chronic pain. With a specially trained staff on hand, the Pain Management Center reviews your medical and family health histories, identifies your source of pain, and provides the most effective method... Read more

Palliative Care Program

What is Palliative Care? If you or someone you love is seriously ill, Saint Francis Healthcare System has a special program to help: the Palliative Care Program. Palliative care is a type of medical care aimed at relieving suffering and improving the quality of life for people... Read more

Parenting Classes & Support Groups

The Family BirthPlace at Saint Francis Medical Center offers an array of rewarding childbirth education classes for every step of your journey. Whether this is your first baby or you’ve experienced the miracle of childbirth before, our step-by-step pregnancy, childbirth, and baby classes will provide great... Read more

Parenting Community Resources

Many community resources are available that offer support to parents in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, and other areas in southeast Missouri, including: Answers to Parenting Questions Cape Girardeau Public Library, 573-334-5279 Generations Family Resource Center, 573-651-5825 Jackson Public Library, 573-243-8141 Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of... Read more

Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson's Disease? Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the nervous system caused by the decay of dopamine-producing brain cells. Symptoms of Parkinson's disease include trembling hands, lack of facial expression and character in speech, as well as slower and more uncoordinated walking. Diagnosis We use several technologies... Read more

Pastoral Care

What is Pastoral Care? Pastoral Care at Saint Francis Medical Center provides spiritual and emotional care to patients, families and staff. It supports the Medical Center’s healing mission and meets the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations' standards that state, "Patients have a fundamental right to... Read more


24-Hour Inpatient Pharmacy at Saint Francis Medical Center Saint Francis Medical Center’s 24-hour inpatient pharmacy makes filling prescriptions more convenient for patients. All our staff members are familiar with patients’ prescription histories to ensure safety and the highest level of personal service. Taking care of our patients... Read more

Pink Up/Dig for Life

Saint Francis participates in several activities to raise breast cancer awareness and provide free mammograms in Cape Girardeau. You can join us in raising awareness through participating in Pink Up and Dig For Life. Pink Up Saint Francis Medical Center launched Pink Up in 2010 to raise awareness... Read more

Pregnancy & Childbirth

At the Saint Francis Medical Center Family BirthPlace, we believe that offering the right care begins with the right information. We are here to help you through the entire process, from pregnancy to childbirth, to make sure you and your baby are healthy and safe. From the... Read more

Premature Infant Conditions

The Level III NICU at Saint Francis Medical Center offers leading-edge treatments for various disorders related to premature infants and newborns, including: Apnea A period of 15–20 seconds when your baby doesn’t breathe, usually related to prematurity. Birth Defects A condition present at birth resulting in an abnormal structure, function... Read more

Premature Infant Treatments & Technology

Leading-Edge Infant Care in Cape Girardeau Caring for premature infants and newborns in a state-of-the-art facility, the highly trained staff in the Level III NICU at Saint Francis Medical Center provides advanced treatments and procedures, including: Antibiotics Drugs used to treat a suspected or identified bacterial infection. Most common... Read more

Prenatal Care

The healthcare you receive during pregnancy is important for the overall well-being of you and your baby. Expecting mothers who follow prenatal care guidelines supplied by their healthcare providers often deliver healthier babies. Some guidelines for prenatal care: Schedule an appointment with your obstetrician/gynecologist for an... Read more

Primary Care

What is primary care? Primary care is the care a patient receives at his or her first contact with the healthcare system, as well as the continuing, comprehensive, and preventive care a patient and/or family receives over time. This type of care is not limited to age,... Read more

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Facts Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in their lives. Prostate cancer is an uncontrolled malignant growth of cells in the prostate gland. This gland helps control urination and... Read more

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