The Audrain County Health Department is launching a new service today (Tuesday) for those residents who have questions regarding available health care services due to the closing of the Audrain Community Hospital.
The program is called Nurse Navigator and allows residents in Audrain County who may no longer have access to their doctor or health services through the closing of the hospital in Mexico to find out where to turn for health care and services in Audrain County.
Area residents can call the health department at 573-581-1332 and ask for the Nurse Navigator.
The nursing staff will answer questions Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm on the phone.
If a nurse is unavailable at the time of the call, you can leave your name and a return phone number for them to contact you back.
Audrain County Health Department CEO Craig Brace emphasizes this is not an emergency line and if you have a medical emergency, you will need to call 9-1-1.