The John J. Pershing VA Medical Center, located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, provides primary care to veterans throughout 29 counties of Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas. Approximately 50,000 veterans live in our service area and about 40 percent of them receive care at our Medical Center annually. Our facility is comprised of 18 general medicine beds and 40 extended care beds. Tertiary care support is provided by VA Medical Centers in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri; Memphis, Tennessee; and Little Rock, Arkansas. Subspecialty service needs at this Medical Center are met by local consultants and attendings and/or referral to tertiary care facilities. This non-affiliated medical center maintains contractual agreements for educational programs providing clinical practice sites for programs in Associate Degree Nursing, Licensed Practical Nursing, Laboratory Technology, Secretarial Science, Dental Assisting, Computer Science, Social Work, Physical Therapy, Radiology Technician, Social Work BS, Social Work MSW and Optometry.
In addition to our main facility in Poplar Bluff, we offer services in five community-based outpatient clinics. These clinics are located in:
- Cape Girardeau, Missouri
- Farmington, Missouri
- Sikeston, Missouri
- West Plains, Missouri
- Paragould Arkansas
Situated in Southeast Missouri, midway between St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, Poplar Bluff is home to about 17,000 people and is the county seat of Butler County. Nestled among Ozark foothills, spring-fed streams, a national forest, a scenic lake and fertile farmlands, Poplar Bluff serves as a regional hub for education, healthcare, business and light industry; and also offers a wide range of recreational opportunities. In the summer, the town is home to the Black River Festival and the Butler County Fair. Poplar Bluff offers a serene and pristine atmosphere wiht easy access to major metropolitan areas and lots of opportunities for outdoor entertainment.