Variety Care clinics are FTCA deemed facilities and are a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Additional Support from: CNS Senior Corp., AmeriCorps, and National Service Corp. © Variety Care 2017. All Rights Reserved.

 

About Variety Care

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Our Mission

Making quality health care affordable and accessible.

Variety Care facts:

  • Non-profit organization
  • Officially known as a Community Health Center (CHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Founded & headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK
  • Employs more than 465 Oklahomans across central and southwest Oklahoma
  • Served more than 104,800 people in 2016
  • Variety Care provides access to affordable healthcare services to all persons, regardless of age, medical history, immigration status, or insurance coverage

Statistics from 2016 Calendar Year

A Brief History of Variety Care

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295,000

Total Encounters

104,883

People Served

26,857

Dental Visits

17,500

Uninsured Clinical

Patients

11,362

Teenagers

8,236

Mental Health
Visits

6,600

Cervical Cancer

Screenings

3,825

Diabetic Patients

2,066

Prenatal Patients

810

Daily Clinic Encounters

467

Employees (FT&PT)

29

Counties Served

96

Clinical Providers

16

Locations

We believe that our communities are stronger when we work together to solve the problems at hand. You can be a part of the important impact Variety Care makes every day. Please join our team or support Variety Care Foundation today.

2009

Variety Care

Variety Care developed from a merger between Oklahoma Community Health Services and Variety Health Center. With the shared history of serving low-income individuals and their families, this merger was ideal to serve more patients and provide them with more services.

1972

Oklahoma Community Health Services

Southeast Area Health Center (SEAHC), which later became known as Oklahoma Community Health Services, was formed when a group of concerned southeast Oklahoma City residents challenged the lack of access to health care. Their eventual success helped lead to Oklahoma City receiving the All American City Award in 1978 for citizen action, effective organization, and community improvement..

1932

Variety Health Center

Variety Health Center was established by the Junior League in 1932 during the great depression, with medical services first provided in the Walnut Grove neighborhood just south of the Canadian River in Oklahoma City. It became a strong United Way partner, which was its major funding source for many years.

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Our Mindset

We're all about health,
and health for all!

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A Unique Non-Profit Addressing a Pressing Need in Oklahoma

You may be aware that if a person is facing a life-threatening illness, an Emergency Room will provide medical care to stabilize them even if they are uninsured or cannot pay. But what happens when a non-emergency comes up, such as child with an ear ache or a person struggling to manage a chronic disease like asthma or diabetes?

 

Many times, people facing hardships in life rely on the Emergency Room for all of their medical care. This causes a number of problems in our communities, such as decreased availability of ER resources for true medical emergencies as well as increased costs borne by all patients to cover the services used by those who cannot pay.

 

An often overlooked problem in this situation is that of the actual patient who is relying on the ER for routine medical care in the first place. The impact on their life is far-reaching – for example, the parent who relies on an ER when their child gets a routine illness might have to miss an entire day of work while waiting to be seen. The adult who only seeks medical care when they feel it is urgent enough to visit the ER might develop a serious chronic condition later in life that could have been prevented by seeing a medical provider on a regular basis.

 

Variety Care is focused on solving many problems facing those in our community who might otherwise not be able to access regular, routine medical care. We believe that the community as a whole is made stronger when everyone has access to the medical services they need, and the data backs up our mission. By making health care affordable and accessible, we strengthen our communities financially and save lives.

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Our Goal

Increase access to health care services to improve community health.

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