University Of Oklahoma To Close Several Clinics Due To Poor Economy

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 4:53 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- The economy in crisis has forced the University Of Oklahoma to shut down eight of its health clinics that primarily serve low-income families.

A spokesman for OU says it will also start asking some of its patients to pay small co-pay.

The University says it had to make some changes because there are fewer dollars coming in from the state and from donors.

Clinics that will close include:

  • McClure HeadStart
  • Skelly HeadStart
  • Hawthorne Elementary School
  • Robert Frost HeadStart
  • Bixby Brassfield Fifth and Sixth Grade Center
  • Sandy Park Apartments, Tulsa Housing Authority
  • Neighbors Along The Line
  • Family and Children's Services

Clinics that will remain open include:

  • Mark Twain Elementary School
  • Marshall Elementary School
  • Rosa Parks Elementary School
  • Roy Clark Elementary School
  • Sand Springs Early Childhood Center
  • Kendall-Whittier EduCare
  • A Third Place Community Center, Turley
  • Laura Dester Shelter
  • Day Center for the Homeless
  • Youth Services
  • Neighbor for Neighbor Heart Intervention Program
  • East Central Village, Tulsa Housing Authority
  • Bedlam Longitudinal Clinic
  • Six Bedlam Evening Clinics (Primary Care, Dermatology, Surgery, Allergy, Optometry, Pharmacy)