Cherokee Nation has open house for new $10M health center in Ochelata


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OCHELATA, Oklahoma — The Cherokee Nation is showcasing its new $10 million health center in Ochelata.

The 28,000 square-foot Cooweescoowee (coo-WEE-scoo-WEE) Health Center is five times larger than the existing Bartlesville Health Center it replaces. The health center opens to patients later this month, when the Bartlesville facility will close.

The Bartlesville center offered family medicine and limited pharmacy and lab work; the new health center offers a much wider variety of services.

The new health center has 10 exam rooms and offers family medicine, full lab services, optometry, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, radiology, disease prevention and more services.

The facility carries historic Cherokee Nation Principal Chief John Ross's Cherokee name, Cooweescoowee, which is a type of bird.

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