The OU Bedlam Clinic offers a vital service in an innovative, collaborative environment that has provided healthcare to underserved individuals in Tulsa for over 17 years. The clinic includes a no-cost evening walk-in clinic, two afternoon longitudinal clinics for patients with chronic illnesses, and an onsite pharmacy. With oversight from faculty physicians, the clinic also offers an essential teaching component to medical, pharmacy, nursing, and social work students. This model fits well with the school’s community philosophy by allowing students to learn by providing medical care to individuals who otherwise would not receive on-going treatment.
All services are provided at no cost to the patient. This includes office visits, lab testing, radiology testing and medications through the onsite pharmacy. If the condition is such that further medical treatment is needed, clinic staff work with local community partners to arrange additional treatment. The OU Bedlam Clinic has truly been a life saver for people from all walks of life.
“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.”