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The Hurricane Health Center (HHC) provides medical care to students, faculty, and staff including routine lab work (including pregnancy and STI testing) onsite, immunizations, well-woman exams, and health education. The HHC is staffed with one physician and a care team. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch.

Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an appointment for in-clinic and virtual services can be done with three scheduling options:

  1. Call 918-398-8803 (English & Spanish)
  2. Patient portal at www.careatc.com/patients
  3. CareATC mobile app

While the HHC does its best to accommodate the needs of all students, appointment times do fill up quickly. Careful adherence to the schedule is observed to ensure all students scheduled get adequate time with a physician to address their medical needs. Please cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend to allow other patients the appointment time.

Treatment of Minor Illnesses & Injuries

  • Respiratory infections
  • Sore throats
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Headaches
  • Skin disorders
  • Abdominal pain
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Eye infections
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Minor cuts and burns

Imaging

The HHC does not provide in-house imaging. Patients will be referred out for imaging studies (i.e. X-rays or CT scans), which will be followed up and addressed by the HHC care team. Referrals placed to specialty care may also sometimes be required. The HHC staff do their best to ensure that referrals are placed to an organization covered by the patient’s insurance. All costs incurred at outside facilities (co-pays, procedure fees, etc.), as well as the cost of prescription medications, are the responsibility of the patient.

Medications

The clinic’s physicians must order all prescription medications. A list of no-cost medications are available at Hurricane Health Center. Visit the office or call for more information.

Diagnostic Testing

The health center can perform various lab tests, including dipstick urine, strep screens, flu tests, and pregnancy tests. Additional lab work can be drawn at the clinic and sent to a reference lab.

HIV/STI Testing

Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections including syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and herpes are available at Hurricane Health. HIV testing is also available. Referrals to confidential off-campus sites can be made.

Women’s Health Services

Women’s health services are available by appointment for enrolled students. A nurse practitioner will perform annual gynecological exams, including breast exams, STI testing and treatment, contraceptive management, and pregnancy testing. Please call the clinic for more information.

Immunizations

The State of Oklahoma requires all students who attend Oklahoma colleges and universities to provide proof of immunization for certain diseases. Medical, religious, and personal exemptions are allowed by law and must be made in writing using The University of Tulsa Certificate of Exemption form. Please refer to the Immunization Compliance Policy page for more information.

Immunizations available at Hurricane Health include:

  • Hepatitis B (series of three injections)
  • HPV (human papillomavirus) (series of three injections)
  • Influenza (annually in the fall)
  • Meningitis
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • TD (tetanus, diphtheria)
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

After-hours Care

The Hurricane Health Center does not provide care outside of business hours. For care needed after hours, visit an urgent care or emergency room as needed.

Go to an urgent care center for a minor illness or injury that needs immediate attention. The cost will be less than a hospital emergency room. If it’s not urgent, you may want to wait until the Hurricane Health Center opens. At the emergency room, true emergencies are treated first. Other cases must wait, sometimes for hours, and it may cost more.

If a situation seems life-threatening, call 911 immediately.