Community Health Connection and Partners Celebrate Clinic Opening at Ochoa Elementary

OPENING DAY: Tulsa City Councilor Connie Dodson readies to cut the ribbon for the Community Health Connection. Holding the ribbon are, from left, Superintendent of Union Public Schools Kirt Hartzler, Chief Executive Officer for Community Health Connection Jim McCarthy and City of Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum.

Representatives of Community Health Connection (CHC), City of Tulsa and Union Public Schools Celebrated the completion of a new clinic on the campus of Ellen Ochoa Elementary with a ribbon cutting October 29. This new clinic – funded by the Vision Tulsa campaign – provides much-needed medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services to the Northeast Oklahoma community. The Community Health Connection is located 12020 E. 31st Street in Tulsa.
The participants included Chief Executive Officer for Community Health Connection Jim McCarthy, City of Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Superintendent of Union Public Schools Kirt Hartzler, and Tulsa City Councilor Connie Dodson. 
With the completion of the new clinic, CHC and Union Public Schools are improving 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 the highest 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 to our patients. Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. CHC also serves individuals who are uninsured or under-insured by offering services on a sliding fee scale to those who meet certain requirements.