The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County have extended their collaborative efforts to include shared medical resources.
The City of Tulsa has offered its two onsite Minor Illness Clinics for complimentary care and treatment during the work day for county employees and their family members who carry Community Care health insurance benefits.
The clinics are staffed by St. John Urgent Care and are open four days per week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic location at 2445 South Jackson is open on Mondays and Wednesdays and the clinic on the 3rd floor of City Hall is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Tulsa County was working with health insurance provider Community Care on a similar arrangement when the opportunity to team with the City became apparent through discussions between city and county staff.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett said, “Our joint health initiative between the City and County is a great win-win for City and County employees. This is a good step in our new collaborative effort. It demonstrates we can work together to develop good programs that emphasize the sharing of services to serve a broader community. In addition, we accomplish the mission of governments working together – something that 73 percent of citizens agreed they want in our recent citizens’ survey.”
“The combining of resources, which in this case involve facilities and employees, for the benefit of the taxpayers is always a good thing since public dollars are maximized,” said Board of County Commissioners Chairman Fred Perry. “In this case, there is also the advantage of possible reduction in health insurance costs, less employee time off the job and better health of our employees. It is just another example of the County and the City of Tulsa working together as evidenced by the newly formed collaboration committee,” Perry added.
Tulsa County employees and their dependents can access the City of Tulsa Minor Illness Clinics by showing a valid Tulsa County employee identification. The operations of the City’s Minor Illness onsite clinics will be an important way to increase work productivity, improve health, and save City and County employees on their out-of-pocket healthcare costs. Through the Minor Illness Clinics, both City and County workers may receive treatment and be referred to their physician if their illness requires additional care.