Oklahoma Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Oklahoma Urgent Care and Walk-in Clinics

Oklahoma has a number of health problems. In 2011, they were ranked 46th in the country for health status. Smoking, obesity, and limited availability of medical professionals are all factors in this number, each of which drives up mortality rates and preventable emergency room visits.

Healthcare in Oklahoma

There are many reasons that the healthcare status in Oklahoma in not as good as many other states. When you combine a number of bad habits perpetuated by many in the state, along with a high number of rural areas, it's not surprising to see a ranking like this. Oklahoma has the second highest death rate due to heat disease. Part of this is due to the large number of elderly living in the state. Over 14% of the state's population is over the age of 65. Luckily, though, when looking at the healthcare outlook of the state, preventable hospitalizations have lowered to 81 per 1000 discharges. This is down from 95.9 per 1000 in 2007.

Urgent Care in Oklahoma

With 158 hospitals in the state with emergency rooms treating cases largely resulting from the chronic conditions of residents. However, because of the extremely high number of those who visit the emergency room when a condition is not life threatening, frequently ERs get full quickly. Luckily, there are nearly 60 urgent care centers to carry some of this load and provide accessible, immediate care options for patients. While Oklahoma is ranked low for health status of the individuals in the state, there are many options when one needs to seek medical care. When properly using medical facilities, the state will continue to improve their health status.

Oklahoma Walk-In Clinics Facts and Stats

  • 140
    Walk-in clinics in Oklahoma
  • 10
    Retail clinics in Oklahoma
  • 93
    Urgent care clinics in Oklahoma
  • 2
    Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics in Oklahoma
  • 61%
    Walk-in clinics open 7 days a week in Oklahoma

* Stats are based on the data within the Urgent Care Locations database, and do not reference outside sources.

Oklahoma Cities with Urgent Care Centers and Walk-in Clinics