ACCESS Family Care Recruitment Area Description

Any way you look at it, working at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is the place to be if your heart is to serve patients and not have to be concerned with managing administrative problems. ACCESS Family Care (ACCESS) has a full administrative team that manages the operations of the organization so that providers can do what they want—serve patients and still receive competitive salaries and benefits.

If you, as a medical or dental provider, have a heart to serve a large variety of patients, including the underprivileged, then you must consider opportunities with ACCESS. Since we are an FQHC, we receive a 330 grant from the Bureau of Primary Care that enables us to provide sliding fee discounts to those who demonstrate economic disadvantage. As an FQHC, we also receive great Medicaid reimbursement.

ACCESS Family Care is a community health center operating five medical clinics and three dental clinics serving the people of the southwest region of Missouri. ACCESS Family Care is committed to improving the health of the medically underserved of greater southwest Missouri through direct services and collaborative efforts. That is our mission; consider joining us to help fulfill that mission.

Southwest Missouri is a great place to live with lots to see and do. has the following description of Missouri:

America 's live-entertainment capital, crystal-blue lakes surrounded by forested hills, and attractions based on colorful native lifestyles represent just a fraction of what awaits travelers in Missouri’s Southwest Region.

Near the region's center is Branson, offering nonstop family fun highlighted by more than 100 music and variety shows. A wide variety of musical styles offers something for all tastes, including country, jazz, bluegrass, gospel, classical and many more. You’ll also find first-rate entertainment featuring magic, comedy, acrobatics and stunning special effects.

Nearby Silver Dollar City will transport you back to the turn of the century. Here you'll see artisans demonstrate candle making, glass blowing, blacksmithing and many other trades that were a way of life for an 1890s Ozarks town. Thrilling rides and music shows, 60 specialty shops and Marvel Cave tours keep visitors returning year after year. Other Branson highlights include a six-story IMAX Theatre, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, Celebration City, Hollywood Wax Museum and lake cruises on the Showboat Branson Belle.

On Branson's doorstep is Lake Taneycomo, where cold waters support an excellent trout fishery. Also close by is sprawling Table Rock Lake. Its 43,100 acres are a delight for anglers, boaters, scuba divers and other water sports enthusiasts. Equally impressive is Bull Shoals Lake, an hour east of Branson. And the upper end of Norfork Lake provides the region with yet another sparkling jewel.

When you visit Springfield, the state's third-largest city, plan stops at the history and art galleries, General Sweeny's Museum and Dickerson Park Zoo. The American National Fish and Wildlife Museum and Aquarium – Wonders of Wildlife features 160 live species of animals from otters to ducks and bobcats to sharks. Springfield also offers fantastic shopping opportunities, including one of Missouri's most popular attractions, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Just outside Springfield, take a "wild ride" through Exotic Animal Paradise, relive Civil War history at Wilson's Creek Battlefield National Park or explore underground at Fantastic Caverns, North America's only ride-through cave.

In Mansfield, tour the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Home, where the Little House books were written. The museum contains artifacts, family photographs, Wilder’s handwritten manuscripts and other family items.

On the west side of the region, visit Joplin, a booming mining town in the late 1800s. Nearby Carthage is known for its Victorian homes and artist Sam Butcher's Precious Moments Chapel and Visitors Center. Just south, at Diamond, is the George Washington Carver National Monument, with a museum highlighting the life and career of this renowned African-American agronomist. Farther north is Lamar and a state historic site honoring President Harry S Truman’s birthplace. Nevada's Bushwhacker Museum documents Civil War guerrilla activities in this area, and the Bates County Museum of Pioneer History in Butler’s historic downtown is a popular stop.

The Southwest Region offers something special for everyone. Any time of year, you'll find this region is the perfect getaway choice.

Education in our part of Missouri is represented through an excellent public school system, several private schools including various religion-based schools, a large home-school population, an excellent community college, technical college and university.

Detailed information about any of Missouri’s public schools can be obtained from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s web site located at Click on the School Directory feature on the right hand side and then identify the school for which you want to search.

Crowder College is a community college with its main campus located in Neosho, Missouri, and satellite campuses providing full general studies degrees in Webb City (next to Joplin), Cassville, McDonald County, and Nevada. Crowder’s web site is

Franklin Technology Center is located in Joplin. For more information visit their web site at

Missouri Southern State University, in Joplin, has a strong commitment to international education.

The ACCESS Family Care Anderson Clinic, housing both medical and the dental clinic, more commonly known as Ozark Dental, was built in 2002 in Anderson, Missouri. Anderson’s population is 2,000, and although it is rural in its setting it is only about a 20 minute drive to Neosho, a 35-40 minute drive to Joplin and only a 30 minute drive to burgeoning northwest Arkansas. Anderson is located in McDonald County, one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri due to the spread from northwest Arkansas. For more information on Anderson, visit the Anderson Chamber of Commerce website at The school district serving Anderson is the McDonald County R-I School District which serves all of McDonald County.

The ACCESS Family Care in Cassville has a new, combined medical and dental facility to serve the patients of Barry County. Cassville is a rural community of about 3,000 residents, but the summer population increases greatly due to the close proximity of Roaring River State Park, famous of its trout fishing, and Table Rock Lake. Cassville is about an hour and a half drive from Springfield, a thirty minute drive to beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and about a 45 minute drive to Branson, Missouri. For more information on Cassville, visit the Chamber of Commerce site at  The school district serving Cassville is the Cassville R-IV School District.

ACCESS Family Care's Joplin Clinic serves patients in Joplin and Jasper County. Along with providing family practice medical care, this clinic, our largest, also has full dentistry services, Pediatrics, Women's Health, and Maternity Care. This clinic is bustling with activity as it serves Joplin’s 50,000 population. Joplin is a little over an hour’s drive from Springfield, and about an hour and 45 minutes from Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information on Joplin, visit the Chamber’s web site located at  The school district serving Joplin is Joplin R-VIII Schools.

The ACCESS Family Care Clinic in Neosho is a medical clinic providing family practice medical care.

ACCESS Family Care's Mt. Vernon Clinic is a medical clinic providing family practice medical care.

Would you like to find out more? Contact us.

Director of Human Resources
ACCESS Family Care
4301 Doniphan Drive
Neosho, MO  64850
(417) 451-9450 Voice
(417) 451-9459 Fax


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