For a small town in a rural community, Salem has been blessed with exceptional health care and social services. Salem is home to the Salem Memorial District Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital serving the city of Salem and the counties of Dent, Shannon, Crawford and Iron in Missouri. Salem area residents have ready access to physicians, pharmacies, dental care, eye care, chiropractic, and other medical specialties through private practitioners. In addition to the Salem Memorial Ambulance Service there is an air ambulance service, which is based at the Salem Municipal Airport, offering low cost annual memberships or fee-per-use for helicopter evacuation services. If specialized medical services are required, a quick drive to Rolla (25 minutes) or St. Louis (under two hours) provides access to the latest in medical advancements.
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