Attention: SoonerCare Members

A new rule requires that all SoonerCare (Medicaid) members keep their mailing address updated with SoonerCare. If a letter from SoonerCare is returned by the Post Office as “undeliverable”, you could lose your SooonerCare benefits. To update your mailing address, call toll-free number: 1-800-987-7767 or log into your membership portal on: www.mysoonercare.org.

Caregiver Information Services

Morton provides monthly programs for caregivers of family and friends. The following is a list of the current program, “Conversations about Caregiving”. The informational session is held on the 1st Tuesdays, 1p.m.-2:30p.m., Evergreen Baptist Church, 10301 E. 111th St. S.; 2nd Tuesdays, 1p.m.-2:30p.m., Broken Arrow Library, 300 W. Broadway; 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 9a.m.-10:30a.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 3515 S. Harvard Ave., Room 134; and 3rd Wednesdays, 1p.m.-2:30p.m., The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, 815 S. Utica. For more information, call (918) 295-6154.

Morton reopens Sandy Park location on June 17

We are glad that you and your families are safe after the threat of flooding. Morton is excited to resume services to provide the highest quality of primary health care to our patients and to northeastern Oklahoma.

Morton offers support to diabetic patients

Morton Comprehensive Health Services launched the first in a series of diabetes education classes as part of a patient-centered focus to control and manage diabetes. A partnership with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the W. L. Hutcherson YMCA will provide a comprehensive approach to include diabetic office visits, all medications and supplies, diabetes education, physical fitness instruction, a food diary, eye exams, and free transportation, if needed. For more information, call (918) 295-2724.

March is Women’s History Month

The Smithsonian Institution sponsors a website promoting the accomplishments and achievements of women with its exhibit “Because of Her Story”. It says, “The American Women Initiative will amplify women’s voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future.” Visit https://womenshistory.si.edu/ for more information.

American Heart Month – February

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. Heart disease can be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. To make your appointment for your check up, call (918) 587-2171 or for more information, visit https://healthfinder.gov/nho/februarytoolkit.aspx

National Children’s Dental Health Month – February

During National Children’s Dental Health Month, Morton encourages parents to take their child/children to see his/her dentist for proper care and maintenance of one’s healthy smile. To make a dentist appointment, call (918) 587-2171.

Area restaurant donates to Morton

“Give Back to Morton on Fridays” – Naples Flatbread Kitchen and Bar, 201 S. Denver Ave., (918) 879-1990, is donating 10 percent of dine-in or dine-out sales on Fridays between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. to Morton. Just mention that to the waiter/waitress that you are there to support “Morton Day.” Parking will be validated.