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health care advocate

The University offers health care advocate services to all staff, faculty and retirees. The health care advocate's purpose is to provide health care education and explore the availability of support services offered by UnitedHealthcare. These services are to provide timely information to members to help make informed decisions about health care and treatments.

Dr. Linda Heitman, Ph.D., RN, CS, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing, is the Health Care Advocate. Faculty, staff and retirees can make an appointment by calling the Human Resources Office at (573) 651-2206.  Strict confidentiality will be observed with each appointment. There is no cost to the member for this service.

The University reserves the right to modify or terminate such plans at any time with or without notice.  Participation in these plans is provided to eligible employees and does not constitute a guarantee of employment. Participation is subject to the terms and conditions specified in the plan documents.


Fax: 573.651.2108
Academic Hall Room 012
Office of Human Resources
One University Plaza, MS 3150
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701