TULSA, OK – [May 22, 2018] – The Tulsa Health Department announces the opening of a new location for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Broken Arrow. The new Tulsa Health Department Broken Arrow WIC Clinic is located at 514 West Atlanta, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that serves to safeguard the health of income-eligible women, infants and children up to age five. Services include nutrition education for families, referrals to various social service agencies, and issuance of food benefits that can be used at various grocery stores for health foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, beans, peanut butter, infant foods and formula, juice and cereal.
“We are excited to provide valuable nutrition education and resources to families in Broken Arrow,” said Pam Holt, Tulsa Health Department WIC program manager. “This new location will be able to serve 1,000 clients per month, with services available in English and Spanish.”
This marks the tenth WIC clinic for Tulsa Health Department with now five stand-alone clinics:
• Mingo WIC Clinic
• South Peoria WIC Clinic
• Owasso WIC Clinic
• Bixby WIC Clinic
• Broken Arrow WIC Clinic
and five health centers:
• James O. Goodwin Health Center
• North Regional Health and Wellness Center
• Central Regional Health Center
• Collinsville Health Center
• Sand Springs Health Center
Cumulatively, the Tulsa Health Department’s WIC program provides services to more than 23,000 Tulsa County residents. The program has a powerful impact on families. According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, pregnant women who participate in WIC receive prenatal care earlier and children who participate in WIC are more likely to have a regular source of medical care and are less likely to be anemic. Referrals to social service agencies help connect families with other important resources such as immunizations and family planning.
Members of the public are invited to attend Grand Openings at the Broken Arrow WIC Clinic and the Owasso WIC Clinic. Both events will take place on June 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Ribbon cutting ceremonies take place at 1:00 p.m. Attendees can take a tour of the office as well as learn about program and services; such as breastfeeding. Light refreshments will be available. Free gifts while supplies last. THD’s Owasso WIC Clinic is located at 8361 North Owasso Expressway, Suite C.
For more information including eligibility requirements and how to apply for benefits, please call 918-582-WELL (9355) or visit www.tulsa-health.org/WIC.
About Tulsa Health Department
Since its establishment in 1950, the Tulsa Health Department serves as the primary public health agency to more than 600,000 Tulsa County residents, including 13 municipalities and four unincorporated areas. The agency is one of two autonomous local health departments in Oklahoma, with statutory public health jurisdiction throughout Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa. THD’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of all Tulsa County residents, in order to make Tulsa County the healthiest county in the country. THD was among the first health departments in the U.S. to receive national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. For more information, please visit www.tulsa-health.org.