Melissa Hardesty, APRN
Melissa A. Hardesty, APRN
Family Medicine
Accepting New Patients
Melissa Hardesty, APRN
Melissa A. Hardesty, APRN
Family Medicine
Accepting New Patients


I provide individualized care, forming a partnership with my patients and their families to provide them not only the highest quality care but educating them on their health care.


Melissa began her career with OSF HealthCare at age 17, working as a unit secretary and monitor technician. After becoming a nurse practitioner, she knew it was where she wanted to return.

"I loved working for OSF and believed in the Mission and Vision as a Catholic health care system," she said. "OSF always puts the patient first regardless of their ability to pay."

Melissa credits her own pediatrician for her desire to pursue a career in family medicine.

"He was a great mentor and role model as to what an excellent health care provider exemplified," she said. "He taught me what true compassion, trust, respect and empathy was. I knew I wanted to care for people in that same way and that led me to where I am today."

Appointments with Melissa are patient-centered. "I am here to advocate for you in coordinating your care throughout the health care system."

When not working, she is active with her two sons and their sports. Melissa enjoys traveling – especially aboard a cruise ship – and visits Disney at least once a year.




Board Certifications

Education & Experience

Primary Location

OSF Medical Group - Primary Care
2200 Fort Jesse Road Suite 110
Normal IL 61761

If you're a patient of Melissa A. Hardesty, you can use OSF MyChart to schedule your appointment. If you don't have an OSF MyChart account, we can help you set up an account.

OSF HealthCare - Medical Group (Primary Care)
100 Delaney Drive
El Paso IL 61738

Accepted Insurance

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  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna MMAI
  • Aetna State of IL OAP
  • Aetna State of IL QCHP
  • Alliance
  • BCBS IL Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS IL Med Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Besse Forest Products
  • Caterpillar PPO
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Corvel
  • Employer's Coalition on Health (ECOH)
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Medicare
  • HealthLink
  • Healthsmart/PPI, Inc./IHG
  • HFN 10 HFN 20
  • HFN CHC-Elite
  • Humana Commercial
  • Humana Medicare
  • Humana MMAI
  • Meridian Medicaid
  • Meridian MMAI
  • Molina Medicaid
  • Molina MMAI
  • Multiplan
  • OSF Direct Access Network
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • Union Health Services Local 1546
  • United Healthcare Medicare Select
  • United Healthcare Commercial Plans
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • UPHP MI Health Link Dual Plan
  • USA Senior Network
  • Wellcare Medicare
  • Wellfirst Commercial
  • Wellfirst Medicare
  • Youthcare Medicaid
  • Zing Medicare

Rating & Reviews

Overall Rating
55 Reviews

Patient Reviews


Missy was great! She asked a lot of questions and provided a treatment plan. She took her time and didn't make me feel rushed when answering all my questions. This is the first time I've seen her and will definitely be back for my health care needs.


Missy was great! She spent time asking questions, listened to my concerns, gave feedback was very knowledgeable in her answers and made sure I understood. They were quick to call with test results, so I could get medication.


Melissa was very helpful & helped me understand my symptoms.


She was very sympathetic to my condition.


Melissa had read my chart beforing the room. She was very professional and answered all our questions. She reviewed my meds and ordered refills.