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NeoHealth provides affordable services to the NSU community

Published 2/1/18

Dustin Teenor

TNE Writer

As flu season is in full swing, getting help for any illness is important, and NeoHealth is here to help throughout the winter months.

“The clinic here is not set up to only see students,” said Scott Rosenthal, NEOHealth CEO. “It is also for faculty, staff and the general public, so if the faculty or staff families are not feeling well then we encourage them all to come here for care because we have to great providers, Ashely Couch and Libby Rogers.”

NeoHealth also provides for students who do not have health insurance. If a student does not have insurance, they can go to the clinic with their NSU ID or any other source of identification.

“For students or anyone else that does not have insurance, we will provide services and many other programs to uninsured patients,” said Rosenthal. “NSU students have a program set up where the university will pay your co-pay.”

For students who do not have insurance, the co-pay and doctor’s visit will be taken care of by the university, but any lab work, extra testing or medication will be charged to the individual.

“We are really good about meeting the needs of patients that are needing prescriptions for anything,” said Ashely Couch, nurse practitioner at NEOHealth. “There is always a way to figure out something that is less expensive if there is a cost issue. It seems that I rarely have problems with getting patients the things they need. “

The clinic is eligible to enroll students or any other patients into the 340B Drug Discount Program. This program was created in 1992 by the federal government to require drug manufactures to provide outpatient drugs to eligible health care organizations and covered entities at a significantly reduced price.

If a patient in the 340B program is needing a location to pick up their prescriptions, Walgreens, Tahlequah Drug Co. and TMC pharmacy are participating pharmacies in the 340B program.

“We try to encourage everybody to go ahead and take our paper work and have it filled out, said Crystal Steed, NEOHealth COO. “This is so everyone is already in the system and then all we need to do is update any of the information for our records. This saves us a lot of time in the check in process.”

The NeoHealth Medical Center is located on NSU’s Tahlequah campus next to The FIT. The clinic does take appointments and walk-ins and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

“If there is any question concerning their health or they are not sure, no matter what their situation is within the community or university, come in and ask.” said Rosenthal. “We have some great people, some nice people and they have lived in the community most of their life, so this is their home. They are willing to take good care the of people that need help.”

For more information or to set up an appointment, call the NEOHealth Medical Center at 918-444-2126.

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