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Report: Despite poor overall health, Oklahoma has noteable …

Oklahoma has significant health inequities, but Medicaid expansion could pave way for improvement. A new report found significant racial and ethnic health inequities in …

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Oklahoma Medicaid: How to apply, eligibility and …

How to apply for Medicaid in Oklahoma. Applications can be submitted online, over the phone or through the mail. To apply online, visit MySoonerCare.org. To apply over the phone, call the SoonerCare Helpline at …

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Changes are coming to Oklahoma’s Medicaid program as the state looks to overhaul how it provides health benefits to hundreds of thousands of low-income residents.. …

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When should you call 988

0:49. Editor's note: If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, addictive tendencies, stress and other mental health issues, you can call or text 988, Oklahoma's …

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After several delays, a new Senior Health and Wellness Center is

After years of planning and various delays in construction, Oklahoma City officials and northeast residents are celebrating the long-awaited opening of the newest MAPS 3 …

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New free clinic in Oklahoma City's Eastside offering health …

Oklahoman. 0:00. 1:30. Community leaders gathered Saturday to celebrate a recent addition to Oklahoma City’s east side: the Clara Community Health Center, a free clinic. The …

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988 mental health call center marks one year of aiding Oklahomans

In its first year, Oklahoma's 988 Mental Health Lifeline received nearly 40,000 phone calls from or on behalf of people in need of mental health or substance use assistance. …

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OU Health promises better service, more research with …

University of Oklahoma Health promises better service, more research with hospital merger. After about a quarter century apart and a $750 million hospital buyout, the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and the …

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See inside OKC's new MAPS 3 Health and Wellness Center

A gym is set up before the opening of the Eastside MAPS Senior Health and Wellness Center in Oklahoma City, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. NATHAN J. FISH/THE …

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How senior citizens can make a difference in their health by …

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services' Multisector Plan on Aging is an option you might not have been aware of. Its goal is “to give every senior the confidence to live …

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How the new 988 crisis call line works in Oklahoma

A new three-digit phone number, 988, will launch nationwide Saturday for anyone to call or text in a mental health crisis. In some states, 988 will simply work as a shortcut to …

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YMCA Healthy Living Center, last MAPS 3 project, opens in south …

Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 initiative saw its final project celebrated Wednesday with the launch of the latest senior health and wellness center at 13660 S Western Ave.. The new …

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Oklahoma schools are on front lines of addressing kids' mental …

Oklahoma schools are stepping up to support mental health for students in crisis. Oklahoma children were already dealing with rising rates of mental health challenges before …

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SoonerSelect Medicaid rollout has been a disaster, providers say

0:39. OKLAHOMA CITY – The Medicaid program’s recent switch to a managed care model has been a disaster, health care providers, a consumer and a state senator said …

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Oklahoma health care industry growing, providing thousands of jobs

Specifically in biotech, 21,000 were employed by the industry in 2019, making a total of $1.5 billion in wages, according to the OKC Chamber. Health care jobs also pay more …

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Oklahoma Medicaid expansion gives health coverage to thousands

About 200,000 Oklahomans are expected to apply for coverage through Medicaid expansion in its first year. Under the expanded eligibility guidelines, adults ages 19-64 are …

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Oklahoma can invest in mental health care for generations to come

This funding package is a critical opportunity for Oklahoma — not only to ensure generations of Oklahomans can access the mental health and substance use treatment they …

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OKC's eastside senior center nearly finished, will open in September

Crews are building out the interior of what will be the MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Center #3, where most floors and walls are still waiting to be painted or have …

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3 vs. 7: Heart health factors you can and cannot control

In general, moderate exercise will do the trick. Walking at a brisk pace for 30 minutes on most days of the week can help people reach the Department of Health and …

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Providing mental health treatment to adults will help protect …

During the 1998-99 school year alone, we buried five students and recent graduates. But schools were improving. For instance, on day one, students on Individualized Education …

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Epidemic Ignored: When Oklahoma closed its psychiatric hospitals, …

The state Health Department cited the jail after the 2014 incident. After the jail administrator implemented the new policy — that jail staff should seek medical help when …

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What happened to Oklahoma anti-abortion bills pitched in 2024

Despite a near-total ban on abortion, Oklahoma’s state Legislature saw dozens of bills attempting to impose more restrictions.. But none crossed the finish line to become law …

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Children born during pandemic facing delays can get help at centers

The third part of the Know and Grow project is the establishment of the Early Relational Health Corps (ERH Corps) focused on educating and advocating for our youngest …

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Murder suspects being released from state mental hospitals again

Mental health officials have maintained they have to release civilly committed patients who are no longer a threat no matter what they are accused of doing in the past. …

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Clayton Kershaw injury update: Dodgers pitcher shines in rehab start

Fans huddled around the Oklahoma City Baseball Club’s bullpen at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Saturday. As spectators gathered, Clayton Kershaw continued to warm …

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