Deborah Muhammad, medical technician, draws blood from Vietnam Veteran Frank Graves.

On July 19, the new Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic in Tulsa opened its doors for Veterans in Eastern Oklahoma. The clinic replaces the Tulsa clinic on East 41st Street, which closed August 8, 2021.

The new clinic will serve approximately 36,000 Veterans and offer new services, such as chemotherapy and infusion, endoscopy and mammography.

“I would like to welcome all Veterans in Eastern Oklahoma to the new Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic,” said Mark Morgan, director, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System.

The new clinic will make health care more accessible to the large number of Veterans in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

Greatly expanded clinic with more services

“Over the next few weeks, we’ll be opening a greatly expanded clinic,” Morgan added. “It offers more imaging services, increased women’s health care, primary care and behavioral health. You’ll find that access to the clinic is much easier than the clinic on 41st with expanded parking for Veterans, family and staff.”

The new clinic increases women’s health care. It offers a dedicated women’s health clinic with a private waiting room and entrance for the women Veterans.

Allan Lamont, Korean War Veteran, and Doris Lamont at the new Tulsa clinic.

Other improvements include exceptional lighting and space in exam rooms, larger halls for easier flow of Veterans and staff, and larger waiting rooms that are family friendly for Veterans with small children.

Services offered: 

  • Audiology, blind and low vision rehabilitation, COVID-19 testing and vaccines, cancer care, cardiology, dental, dietary care, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, hand surgery, hematology.
  • Lab, mental health, MOVE! Program, nephrology, neurology, optometry, orthopedics,
    otolaryngology, pain management, palliative care, patient advocates, pharmacy, physical therapy, primary care, podiatry, prosthetic and sensory aids, pulmonary.
  • Radiology, rheumatology, social work, telehealth, urology, Veteran Service Organizations, women’s clinic, wound care.

Volunteering

To volunteer at the new Tulsa clinic, please email O’lei Pettit at olei.pettit@va.gov or call Voluntary Service at 918-577-3622.

By Nita McClellan is communications director for the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System

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Published on Aug. 15, 2021

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  1. Amanda L Brown August 16, 2021 at 12:55 am

    You would think they would at least send out a letter notifying the veterans of the new facility. Didn’t receive a letter or phone call or anything.

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