How to Make an Appointment - New Patient
In order to become a new patient at the Thompson Center you must obtain a referral. Referrals can be made by Primary Care Providers and other agencies such as schools or by therapists. Please have the provider or agency complete the patient referral form by clicking here.
If you have questions about the referral process, please call us at 573-884-6052 or 1-888-720-0015 (toll-free).
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is your waitlist? Our waitlist varies depending on what services the referring provider is requesting.
Who can send a referral? Physicians, school professionals, therapists, and agencies working with the patient can refer patients to us. Please make sure your referral source has your correct address and phone number so that we can easily contact you.
Do you see adults? Yes, we have one physician that provides medical services for individuals with autism.
How will I know if my referral has been received? Someone from the Thompson Center will contact you when the referral is received.
Can I schedule an appointment as soon as the referral is received? The Thompson Center requires a new patient form to be completed and returned to us before an appointment can be scheduled.
Why do you require the new patient form to be completed before an appointment can be scheduled? The information on the new patient form helps us determine the best providers to address each patient’s specific needs.
What insurance do you take? The Thompson Center is part of the University of Missouri. Please call the customer service number on the back of your insurance card to verify coverage.
Can I get an appointment if I have no insurance? Yes, you can still get an appointment if you have no insurance. Please call our customer service department at 573-884-3300 for information on payment plans and for all other billing questions.