Free health care at a Tulsa Union elementary school

Wednesday, January 12th 2005, 2:45 pm
By: News On 6

Students at one Union School District school now have access to health care, for free. The Bedlam Campus Community Health Clinic opened at Roy Clark Elementary school Wednesday.

The clinic will provide a convenient way for students to receive a wide range of health care services without leaving their school building. There will be at least one full-time physician or physician's assistant, along with a pediatrician who will be part of a rotating schedule.

Clark Elementary School principal Theresa Kiger: "This will allow them healthcare easy at their fingertips, allows families the flexibility to get children taken care of should there be a healthcare problem."

All Clark students are eligible for this free program. The clinic is possible through private funding. Medicaid and third party health insurance will reimburse the clinic for students who qualify.

There are similar clinics at Tulsa's Mark Twain and Eugene Fields Elementary Schools.