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Cox Barton County Hospital

Built in 2007, Cox Barton County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Lamar, Mo., offering an emergency department, plus specialized care in diabetes, cardiology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurology, women's health and more. 

Cox Barton County Amenities & Information

Cafeteria & Vending Machines


The cafeteria is open daily from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria. 

Meals are served at the following times:

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Complimentary coffee, hot and cold tea, and water are available throughout the day for visitors. 

Meal tickets can be purchased at the Information or Emergency Room Registration Desk. Breakfast is $2.50 and lunch or dinner is $5.00. Patients who have permission to eat in the cafeteria must have a card from the unit secretary in order to be served.

Vending Machines

Vending machines for snacks and drinks are located near the main lobby, next to the dining room. Beverage vending machines are also located on the inpatient hallway. 

Patient Dining & Guest Meals

Patient Dining

Your food service will include a menu of nourishing, well-balanced meals that are an important part of your treatment and recovery. CBCH makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor's orders. 

Patients are served at the following times:

Breakfast: Between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Lunch: Between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Dinner: Between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Occasionally, your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, you will be served after your examination or test.

Guest Meals

One guest meal per patient may be purchased and delivered with the patient's meal. Simply purchase ahead of time in the Business Office. 

For parents and sitters of patients who are 15 years old and younger, one guest meal tray is provided with each patient meal tray. A guest tray is also provided for sitters of patients requiring 24-hour physician-ordered care.

Gift Shop

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekdays

The hospital gift shop is located in the main lobby and is a great place for family and friends to buy gifts for patients, friends or themselves. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit of Cox Barton County Hospital.


A small chapel is located down the main hallway toward the emergency department, including a prayer box  for patients or family members to leave a request. A minister visits the hospital daily to make rounds to those who wish to see them. In addition, local ministers are on call to help in times of need. 

Volunteer Services

Approximately 25 volunteers make up Cox Barton County Hospital's Auxiliary and they play an important role in the hospital’s success. The Auxiliary’s mission is to assist patients, families, visitors and staff in an empathetic and supportive manner.

The Auxiliary began shortly after the hospital was built in 1949 and  through the years has raised money and donated to different hospital projects. In recent years, donations helped purchase the player grand piano enjoyed by so many in our front lobby, new recliners for patient rooms and a blanket warmer.

Whether it is an hour each month or every day, Auxiliary volunteers cheerfully donate their skills and talents to support our hospital. Members of the Auxiliary act as greeters, cookie bakers, van or golf cart drivers and brighten lives by delivering mail and flowers to patient rooms. Some give their time to staff the gift shop or to give hand massages to patients and they also generously gives of their time to stitch lap quilts and cloth toys for our patients. 

If you’d like to be a volunteer at Cox Barton County Hospital, contact Amy Neher at 417-681-5107.

Telephone Directory

Administration 417-681-5104

Admissions 417-681-5100

Asthma 417-681-5196

Cardiology 417-681-5590

Diabetes education 417-681-5259

Environmental Services 417-681-5148

ER 417-681-5208

Golden City Clinic 417-537-4311

Human Resources 417-681-5107

Laboratory 417-681-5174

Maintenance 417-681-5234

Med One Clinic Family Practice 417-681-5266

Med One Clinic Specialty Clinic 417-681-5284

Medical Records 417-681-5152

Nursing Desk 417-681-5113

Nutrition Services 417-681-5262

Patient Financial Services 417-681-5223

Patient Rooms 51 & Room Number (ex Room 21 = 5121)

Pharmacy 417-681-5217

Physical Therapy 417-681-5186

Purchasing 417-681-5295

Radiology 417-681-5161

Respiratory 417-681-5191

Social Services 417-681-5109

Surgery 417-681-5275

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Barton Board of Trustees

Cox Barton Community Hospital is governed by a board of trustees comprised of community, business and industry leaders.