GEARY, Okla. — On Tuesday, Oct. 14, Mercy will begin offering flu shots to patients at its new mobile clinic in Geary, Oklahoma.
In partnership with the Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Health Sciences, Mercy offers health care services through a telemedicine program every Tuesday onboard a bright orange bus featuring a large Dr. Pete decal on the outside of the bus, which is OSU’s mascot.
Mindy Sargent, a Mercy physician assistant, sees patients on the mobile bus in Geary and connects to Dr. Robert Spencer through the use of audio-visual telemedicine equipment to his Mercy Clinic location in Watonga. The walk-in, primary care clinic treats patients from Geary, as well as Blaine County and eastern Canadian County.
The telemedicine technology helps patients receive treatments faster – and more conveniently – than if they had to travel to another city to see that provider.
The cost of the flu shots for individuals without insurance is $37.10. If you have health insurance, please bring your health insurance card to the mobile clinic. Most insurance plans cover the cost of flu shots. For more information, contact your health insurance company.
Flu shots will be available until supplies run out. The mobile telemedicine clinic is parked in the Geary City Hall parking lot, located at 115 S. Broadway, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.