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November 7, 2013

Variety Care receives $975K grant to support Norman services

NORMAN — Variety Care received a $975,000 “New Access Point” grant Thursday from the Health Resources Services Administration to support a family health center and a pediatric health center in Norman, as well as the development of a third location on the Griffin Memorial Hospital campus.

There were more than 800 applications, with 232 funded, officials said.

“Being awarded this grant will catapult the capacity and services that Variety Care can deliver here,” said Renee Porter, a Variety Care board member who represents Norman. “Variety is one of only two community health centers in Oklahoma to receive a grant like this, and its impact will be felt locally.”

Variety Care, Oklahoma’s largest community health center, received the grant to support its mission of making quality health care affordable and accessible. Children and adults can receive medical, dental, optometric and behavioral health services at Variety Care, regardless of their insurance status.

The grant’s funding will help support operations at Variety Care’s Norman sites, as well as future improvements and expansions. Variety Care affiliated with Norman’s Health for Friends earlier this year.

“This will help us see thousands of more patients in the Norman area in the coming years,” Variety Care CEO Lou Carmichael said. “The need for quality, affordable primary care is important to every family, and our plan is to keep building capacity in Cleveland County to serve many more Oklahomans.”

Variety Care’s main Norman location is temporarily at 1124 N. Porter Ave., in preparation of renovations at Health for Friends at 317 E. Himes St.

Variety Care also is expanding a pediatric practice in Norman and will develop a primary care clinic on the Griffin Memorial Hospital campus to serve patients dealing with mental health issues.

Variety Care, a United Way partner agency, has locations in Oklahoma City, Norman, Del City, Tipton, Fort Cobb, Grandfield and Thomas. The clinics saw more than 57,000 people in 2012, providing primary medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care with multiple services at some sites.

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