UCO Partners With Oklahoma City-County Health Department For Expansion of Programs and Services

Oct. 3, 2012

Media Contact:  Grant Leatherwood, Communications Assistant, Wellness Center, University of Central Oklahoma, (405) 974-3127, gleatherwood@uco.edu

UCO PARTNERS WITH OKLAHOMA CITY-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR EXPANSION OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) have partnered to provide health services and community programs to the campus and Edmond community.

The partnership provides OCCHD a satellite office located at the UCO Wellness Center, adding a northern Oklahoma County location for public health services.

“The Oklahoma City-County Health Department is excited to partner with UCO in integrating public health and medical services,” said Gary Cox, OCCHD director.

“This partnership will allow for the expansion of much needed wellness and prevention efforts for the Central campus and surrounding Edmond community.”

OCCHD’s main facility is located at 921 NE 23rd Street in Oklahoma City. The health department also operates a full-time clinic in West Oklahoma City, a tuberculosis clinic and several part-time clinics at various locations for women, infants and children (WIC) clients.

Some of the health services the OCCHD will provide the Central community include child guidance services, immunizations, tuberculosis clinics, community health education, and reproductive health services and education.

“We’re pleased to have the Oklahoma City-County Health Department satellite office stationed in the Wellness Center,” said Mark Herrin, assistant vice president of Wellness and Sports at UCO.

“As a metropolitan university, we believe it is important to serve our community and this partnership will be effective in further implementing one of Central’s core tenets of transformative learning: health and wellness.”

For more information about the Oklahoma City-County Health Department visit www.occhd.org.  To learn more about other health and wellness programs at Central, visit www.ucowellnesscenter.com.

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