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Ground Broken for New Eastside Clinic

BREAKING GROUND: Participating in the groundbreaking with an Ochoa student are, from left, Tulsa City Councilor Connie Dodson; Jim McCarthy, CEO, Community Health Connection and Union Public Schools Superintendent Kirt Hartzler.

Courtesy Union Public Schools

Representatives of Community Health Connection (CHC), City of Tulsa and Union Public Schools celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Eastside Clinic. Located on the campus of Ellen Ochoa Elementary, this new clinic – funded by the Vision Tulsa campaign – will provide much-needed medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services to the Northeast Oklahoma community.

The groundbreaking was held Nov. 30.

Taking part in the evnt were Chief Executive Officer for Community Health Connection Jim McCarthy, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Union Public Schools Superintendent Kirt Hartzler, CHC board members and Tulsa city councilors.

Ellen Ochoa Elementary is located at 12000 E. 31st St. in Tulsa.

The new clinic, scheduled to open in fall 2019, will offer expanded services in order to meet the growing demand for health care in the area. With the creation of a new elementary school, Union Public Schools saw an opportunity to improve services to students and the local community by including a health clinic on the school grounds of Ellen Ochoa Elementary. In April 2016, voters overwhelmingly approved the passage of the Vision Tulsa package, which included $9.975 million toward the funding of CHC’s new Eastside Clinic.

Community Health Connection is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) committed to meeting the lifelong healthcare needs of the northeast Oklahoma community. CHC provides quality, affordable and accessible primary healthcare services in a culturally respectful and compassionate manner. CHC offers a broad array of services, including dental, prenatal/post-partum, pediatrics, family medicine, integrated behavioral healthcare and discounted prescriptions. Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. CHC also serves individuals who are uninsured or under-insured by offering a sliding fee scale to those who meet certain requirements.

Updated 12-18-2018

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