February 23, 2016
OHCA Contacts: Jo Kilgore - (405) 522-7474, Jennie Melendez- (405) 522-7404
OHCA hosts SoonerRide information forum
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority
(OHCA) and Carter County Health Department are hosting a community forum in
Ardmore on March 3 featuring information about SoonerCare’s non-emergency
transportation service, SoonerRide.
transportation to medically necessary services covered by SoonerCare for
members who are enrolled in either SoonerCare Choice or Traditional. The forum
will provide an opportunity for interested parties to learn more about the
benefit, as well as ask questions.
“The OHCA has found that one of
the best ways to facilitate two-way conversations between the agency and the
community is through our community forums. These forums provide an opportunity
to learn about our programs, ask questions and explore opportunities to improve
on the needs of the local community,” said Hillary Winn, assistant director of
OHCA’s Office of Health Promotion.
forum will be held from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., March 3 at the Carter County Health
Department, 405 S. Washington, Ardmore. Attendees are asked to complete an
online survey in order to reserve a seat. The survey is located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LTNJCXT
The Oklahoma Health Care
Authority (OHCA) administers two key health programs for the state. The first
is SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. 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. The second program OHCA operates is Insure Oklahoma, which 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 800,876 members regarding personal responsibilities for their
health services utilization, behaviors, and outcomes in partnership with a
state-wide network of 46,313 providers. For more information, visit www.okhca.org or www.insureoklahoma.org.