BUSINESS: Crossings Community Clinic
Walking into the Crossings Community Center and Clinic, one gets an immediate feeling of welcoming and peace. The center’s director, Steve Turner, shows an obvious passion for helping other people in service of the Lord. To him and the volunteers who donate their time and talent to providing care to uninsured Oklahomans, they believe that being a follower of Christ means serving the community.
To date the clinic has seen more than 32,000 patient visits and provided more than $12 million in medical and dental care.
In January of next year the clinic will move to its final location at 10255 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. According to Steve, the clinic’s goal is to become the primary care provider to uninsured individuals, and to “be a ministry until Christ returns, to show people in a tangible way the heart of Christ through our service.”
The clinic and community center employs one full-time PA and one part-time MD, and relies on more than 650 volunteers, including licensed physicians, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, eye care providers and mental health providers, as well as volunteers from the community. Marie Bockus, DDS is one of the many community members who volunteers with the clinic. “It’s amazing to use my hands, my talent and my knowledge to help patients who can’t help themselves,” she said, “And they’re so grateful for the care they receive.”
The clinic also provides fitness and wellness programs for its patients through a partnership with the north side YMCA, and when Crossings’ new facility opens, patients of the clinic will receive discounted fitness plan options. With help from the Oklahoma City County Health Department, the community center provides health education programs on subjects like diabetes and hypertension. Counseling services are also offered at the clinic.
The clinic’s services are free for uninsured or under-insured individuals who come seeking help. The center welcomes support from the community in the form of volunteer hours, financial contributions and donations of over-the-counter health care products.
Crossings’ deep roots of faith call their staff and volunteers to help others in Christ’s name, who are inspired by the verse in Matthew 25:36, reminding them that God asks His people to serve others in need.
For more info, visit crossingsokc.org/clinic.