The Bedlam Community Health Clinics offer a vital service in an innovative, collaborative environment that has provided healthcare to the indigent and underserved in Tulsa for 15 years. The mission is to provide quality healthcare, alleviate overcrowding in emergency rooms, and create a lasting positive impact in the community.
This no-cost evening clinic serves patients who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare and cannot afford health insurance. Staffed by OU physicians and students, the clinic provides free medical services and offers and essential teaching component for medical, physician assistant, nursing and social work students.
“The Bedlam Clinics provide quality, continuous care to many Tulsa-area patients with chronic disease who would otherwise often be in emergency rooms with one crisis after another,” says F. Daniel Duffy, M.D., former Dean of the OU-TU School of Community Medicine. “Helping to bring their diseases quickly under control has pulled many of them from the brink of serious health crises. They often tell us they don’t know what they’d do or where they’d go for treatment or medicines were it not for the Bedlam Clinics.”