Health

A day to celebrate the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic has its own day.

In 2009, then-OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, proclaimed Aug. 19 the day to celebrate the nonprofit clinic. The clinic provides important health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma. Six tribal headquarters are located around Oklahoma City. The Iowa, Kickapoo, Citizen Potawatomi, Absentee Shawnee, Seminole, and the Sac and Fox. Also, more than 100 Osage families reside in and around Oklahoma City.

“Since 2009, on August 19 we have been excited to observe Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Day by celebrating providers, staff, leaders and patients,” Robyn Sunday-Allen said, OKCIC Chief Executive Officer in a news release. 

In 1974, a group of volunteer Native physicians gathered and saw a need to improve the health of American Indians in Oklahoma City. Since then, OKCIC has grown to offer American Indians a variety of health and wellness services including medical, pediatrics, optometry, behavioral health, dental, physical therapy, and more, according to the release. 

Today, OKCIC serves over 20,000 American Indian patients from over 200 federally recognized tribes.

OKCIC has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma nine times, is an AAAHC accredited Patient Centered Medical Home and Dental Home and was selected as an Oklahoma Quality Foundation's Leadership in Excellence recipient, which is the highest quality award in Oklahoma. Additionally, OKCIC offers over 235 staff a generous benefits package and access to all of OKCIC’s services, according to the release.

For more information about OKCIC, please visit www.okcic.com