In July 2008, The Choctaw Nation Health Clinic in Atoka, Oklahoma opened to provide services to Southeast Oklahoma and Northeast Texas residents. This rural health clinic is a modern state of the art facility accredited by the Joint Commission. The health care facility with 20 staff provides ambulatory outpatient health care to approximately 1,000 patients per month.
The Atoka Clinic offers a full range of healthcare services to Native Americans of all ages in rural Oklahoma. Our full time services include one Physician and two Nurse Practitioners. A podiatrist also provides care one day each month. The clinic offers outpatient services in general family medicine, audiology, laboratory services, radiology, nutritional counseling, diabetic education, and behavioral health counseling. The Atoka clinic has one full time pharmacist and one full time pharmacy technician.
The Atoka clinic has an onsite WIC representative available to serve our community. Also, housed is a Referred Care Specialist that can help with all questions regarding the Choctaw Referred Care and also assist in any questions regarding Sooner Care or private insurance. In addition, the clinic is in partnership with the Reach Out and Read program which promotes early childhood literacy. The mission of reach out and read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care so that children grow up with books and a love for reading. This encourages early literacy skills with special focus on children growing up in poverty.
The city of Atoka is located in Atoka county, southeastern Oklahoma and is the county seat. Atoka is named for Captain Atoka, a leader of the Choctaw Nation and the signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek which began the process of relocating the Choctaw people from Mississippi to Oklahoma. Atoka is the site of the oldest Catholic parish in Indian Territory, the oldest chapter of the Freemasons in Oklahoma, and the oldest chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Oklahoma. Historical sites in Atoka include the Atoka Armory Building, the First Methodist Church Building, the Old Masonic Temple Building, the Middle Boggy Battlefield Site and Confederate Museum, Old Atoka State Bank, the Pioneer Club Building, and the Waddel’s Station Site, all of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
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