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Future of Urgent Care Facilities

How do you know that you are going to be seen, in person, by a Licensed Medical Provider when you walk into an Urgent Care Clinic?

urgent care okc mooreWhen Classen Medical Complex opened our doors over 13 years ago, this question would not have made sense. We’ve seen significant changes in Medicine over the past 13 years. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated these changes.

One change that is creeping its way across the United States is the advent of “Phone Booth” clinics. The way these clinics work is that you will go into your usual clinic or a new one that just popped up and are greeted by an individual who checks you in, collects your urgent care co-pay, gets your vital signs, and even obtains your labs and X-rays. Then you are seated in front of a computer to speak to a Medical Provider. You are then treated in accordance to the best of the knowledge of the Medical Provider and sent away. Some clinics may not divulge this process upon checking in or on their websites.

While there are many, many rural areas of Oklahoma that can benefit greatly from this type of service, one may question why such a service exists in the Metro areas.

Telemedicine is a good tool and should be used when it’s needed. But why should you have to drive to the facility and pay as if you are being seen in person, only to be treated via Telemedicine?

The last thing medicine needs is to become even more impersonal.

Each and every individual who checks in to see a medical provider at our Classen Urgent Care Norman and Classen Urgent Care Moore locations will be examined in person by a medical provider in a timely manner.

2024-02-09T10:11:08-06:00January 19, 2024|

New Covid-19 Vaccine

9/12/23, we are currently waiting for CDC’s decision on the release of the latest version of the Covid-19 vaccine.  They will also recommend to whom these shots should be offered.

However, these vaccines are no longer free of charge.  State of Oklahoma will be sending few doses to each Health Department.  As of now, there are no indications that these vaccines are covered by any insurance company.  We expect them to be covered, however it will be up to each individual company.  The least expensive version of this vaccine for any age is at least 10 times the cost of the Flu vaccine.

Due to the continued decline in the mortality rate of those who contract Covid currently, the cost of the vaccine, and the uncertainties of the reimbursement from the insurance companies, Classen Urgent Care and Classen Family Practice will not be carrying this vaccine at this time.  We will be reviewing this policy frequently and will update it when needed.

2023-09-12T12:58:29-05:00September 12, 2023|

Masks are now optional for all

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We were the first medical facility to make masks mandatory for all staff and later for all patients entering our facilities.

We have been involved in this pandemic from the beginning.  We have been monitoring our number of positive COVID patients for months, as well we have also been monitoring the flu, its prevalence and its complications.

Although CDC removed all mask restrictions including those for medical facilities months ago, we held out and maintained our mandatory mask policy for employees until now!

Although it remains our policy to encourage all to protect themselves and others at all times, we are now making it optional for our employees to wear masks.

2023-01-27T11:28:30-06:00January 23, 2023|

$15 Sports/School physicals

It is permanent!!   All sports/school physical for all school age kids will be $15.

Its that time of the year for sports and school physicals in the Oklahoma City Metro Areas.

All of our Sports and School Physicals are now only $15.00

Contact Us TODAY to Schedule an Appointment!

2023-08-01T15:57:39-05:00January 3, 2023|

Increased Respiratory illnesses

Due to an exceptionally large number of patients with respiratory illnesses (led by the flu), our Urgent Care in Norman will stop accepting additional patients tonight at 9pm.

Our staff need to get out on time to rest.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

2022-11-28T17:15:31-06:00November 28, 2022|

Norman Urgent Care Hours Of Operation

Effective 9/19/2022 for our Norman Urgent Care only, we will stop accepting additional patients at 930pm to allow our staff to go home in a timely manner, thank you for your understanding!

2022-09-16T11:56:43-05:00September 16, 2022|


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We have our Flu vaccines in, get yours today! 

Free will most insurances.  Children with Medicaid or un-insured kids can get theirs here for free.

2023-01-27T11:41:52-06:00September 6, 2022|

MonkeyPox Vaccine and the new COMBO COVID vaccine

We have limited supply of Monkeypox vaccine for those who qualify and are at high risk.

Soon we should have the Moderna /SPIKEVAX booster for COVID-19 that is supposed to cover for the Omicron strain as well.  Anyone, 12 and older, who’s gone through the original MRNA vaccine series and has had at least 4 months since the last shot qualifies to get this vaccine.  We will update once this vaccine arrives.

2022-08-30T16:48:18-05:00August 25, 2022|

More Restrictions on the use of MonoClonal Antibodies for COVID-19

Recently NIH updated their recommendations for treatment of COVID-19.  The guidelines dictates that before using MCA’s, one must consider and rule out the use of Paxlovid and/or Remdesivir.  It is very likely that the insurance companies will follow this guidelines.  This means a valid reason must me present to chose MCA’s over the other two and superiority of this medication is not good enough.  Lack of a valid reason will mean that the patient will be responsible for the entire cost.  Soon MCA’s will be available commercially and not through the government.  Although, this will increase the accessibility to this medication, but at $2100 plus per dose, not a whole lot of folks will be able to afford it.  Please take care of yourselves, we are expecting a much higher than normal volume for this flu season.

2022-08-30T16:49:49-05:00August 24, 2022|

Monoclonal Antibody Infusion shortage

We currently have only very few doses left.  We can not reserve for anyone.  Please do not call to ask about the availability, as this will change by the time you get here.  We have to examine and assess your severity of illness and history to come up with the best course of therapy that is currently available to us.

2022-08-04T07:26:17-05:00August 4, 2022|

Increased COVID-19 Cases

We have been seeing a steady increase, however, this seems to be getting a bit worse.  Add this matter to the fact that the government is soon to be running out of MonoClonal Antibodies (MCA’s), it makes for a very worrisome next few months.  The infusions are supposed to be commercially available by 8/15/2022, but there are a whole lot of things to work out by then.  There  are other treatments available, but our experience has shown that the MCA’s are better tolerated with less side effects.

Also, Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is now available.  This vaccine is made unlike the ones like Pfizer and Moderna (MRNA vaccines).  This vaccine is made like the traditional Flu vaccines and can not be mixed or used as a booster to the MRNA vaccines.

2022-08-03T07:39:26-05:00August 3, 2022|

MonoClonal Antibody Infusions

Effective July 16th, 2022, we will continue providing Monoclonal Antibody Infusions up to 3 hours prior to closing times for either of our clinics.  This means Moore clinic will be able to provide this service 7 days per week from 7am-5pm and the Norman clinic will until 7pm also 7 days per week.  As usual, you do not need an appointment.

2022-07-16T07:01:42-05:00July 16, 2022|
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