June 2, 2014
OHCA Contacts: Jo Kilgore - (405) 522-7474, Jennie Melendez -
SoonerCare Representatives Bringing Community Forum To
Guymon on June 18
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority
(OHCA) invites the public to attend a community forum on Wednesday, June 18,
from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Victory Memorial United Methodist Church Family
Enrichment Center. SoonerCare members, providers and interested citizens are
asked to participate in this two-way conversation regarding Oklahoma’s
SoonerCare (Medicaid) program.
“The OHCA is dedicated to
collaborating with community partners to continue to build strong, healthy
communities,” said OHCA Community Relations Manager Hillary Winn. “This
community forum is an opportunity to meet with state and local partners to
discuss SoonerCare programs and how we can work together to increase the
well-being of qualified Oklahomans through quality health care.”
Katie Woodward, program manager of
the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP), will also be on
hand to receive donations of lightly used equipment. Suggestions for drop-off
include CPAPs, quad canes, shower chairs and nebulizers.
The forum is open to all members of
surrounding communities and counties.
Seating is limited, so plan to
The Victory Memorial United
Methodist Church Family Enrichment Center is located at 6th and
Roosevelt in Guymon, Oklahoma. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (580) 213-3173.
program, known as SoonerCare, is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority
(OHCA). SoonerCare works to improve the health outcomes of Oklahomans by
ensuring that medically necessary benefits and services are responsive to the
health care needs of our members. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain
low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those being treated for breast or
cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. Insure Oklahoma
assists qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care
coverage for themselves and their families. OHCA strives to educate and engage
our current 808,406 members regarding personal responsibilities for their
health services utilization, behaviors, and outcomes in partnership with a
state-wide network of 38,790 providers. For more information, visit www.okhca.org.