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30+ Years Serving Columbia and Mid-MO

Over almost 30 years, Spectrum Health Care has grown to be your one-stop resource and service provider for all of your health care needs. What started as a volunteer-run organization now employs over 15 staff and key contractors, with an average of 10 interns and volunteers at any given time. Your Health In Full Spectrum is more than a tagline, it is a way of addressing the many overlapping needs of our clients and patients.

Providing Compassionate Care

Our approach stems from the desire to provide compassionate care to all our patients. We ensure that our processes and services are streamlined for the sake of efficiency and tailored to fit the needs of each individual patient. We treat all patients with respect and work with them to assess their specific needs – every step of the way.

Addressing the Unique Needs of Every Individual

We address the needs of each individual client and patient utilizing customized Gap Analysis tools for patients and clients to help in assessing needs that may be impacting the medical need for the visit. For example: if your transportation issues are limiting your ability to see your medical provider regularly, then we would work to find resources and referrals to reduce or eliminate that barrier. By utilizing a Gap Analysis, our staff can identify additional issues and barriers to our clients achieving better health; and then provide a road map for circumventing those barriers and addressing the health needs for their visit.

Practicing Trauma Informed Care (ITC)

Spectrum also employs the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) approach, based on knowledge of the impact of trauma, aimed at ensuring environments and services are welcoming and engaging for service recipients and staff alike. Spectrum is undergoing training for its staff and will be a certified agency to employ the TIC approach in Fall 2020. “Trauma-informed care is a strengths based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.” (Hopper, Bassuk, & Olivet, 2010) For more information on TIC, visit Harvard Health Publishing.


Spectrum Health Care will always research and implement the most effective approaches to better serve our patients and clients. By doing this, we can ensure #BetterHealth for our clients, patients and community as a whole.
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