Posted Date: 11/03/2020
Fall is now upon us and with it the onset of cold and flu season. Lawton Public Schools (LPS) is taking additional efforts to slow the spread of flu while simultaneously working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to create a safer environment for students and staff members. LPS Chief Operations Officer Dr. Jason James shared that this new clinic with Total Wellness will create valuable health services.
“We are excited to extend our partnership with Total Wellness and appreciate the opportunity to explore this new venture for the district,” James said. “The clinic will provide services including telehealth, rapid response COVID-19 testing, flu and strep throat testing.”
The district has established a Hub, or central testing center, for students, LPS employees and their immediate family members enrolled in any eligible health benefits program. The Hub is now fully operational and is open for all symptomatic students or staff.
“When an employee or student presents symptoms during the school day, they are sent home,” James said, “now they can go straight to the clinic if they cannot get into their medical provider.”
The telehealth visit and testing are covered through the patient’s insurance plan. Most co-pays and deductibles are waived through this current phase of the pandemic.
The Hub is located at Douglass Learning Center, 102 E. Gore Blvd. Patients will access the building from the East parking lot using the East doors. Clinic hours are from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or when school is in session. The last patient will be accepted at 3:45 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but insurance is required.
For questions about this service, please call (580) 215-0255 ext. 2438.