Grant: $1,300,000 - Health Resources and Services Administration - Feb. 26, 2009
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Award Description: This ARRA funding from HRSA was for a New Access Point for a Federally Qualified Health Center in Adair County, Oklahoma. This expansion created a healthcare clinic where prior, there was not one. Adair County is the second poorest county in Oklahoma, with a Health Professional Shortage Area Score of 17 for primary healthcare. Accessing affordable healthcare for these residents was a barrier prior to this funding.This rural city had few buildings able to safely provide a setting for healthcare delivery. NEOCHC purchased a modular unit with reserve funds, the city leased the land for $1.00 per year, the county brought in utilities for free. The entire community has ensured the clinic opening was successful. With these funds Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers opened a health center in Westville, Oklahoma. We began providing services 105 days after funding award. We continue to add services as we find health providers willing to work in a rural setting. The total number of patients served by this site since June 15, 2009 is 286 new patients with a total of 440 patient visits.
Project Description: Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Center was able to open this New Access Point healthcare center in Adair county on June 15, 2009. Adair County is the second poorest county in Oklahoma with high unemployment, poor health outcomes, and a lack of health providers. We welcome all patients that need healthcare, Medicaid and Medicare. To date, about 50% of our patients do not have health insurance of any type. We opened with a part-time nurse practitioner until we could employ a new Nurse Practitioner in July 2009. We also employed a Mental Health Provider in July as well. We are seeing on average 15 patients per day and have plans to hire a Family Practice physician when we can locate a candidate.
Jobs Summary: Nurse Practitioner; Nurse; office manager/receptionist; Mental Health Provider (Total jobs reported: 4)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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