The Christian Medical Clinic of Grand Lake Inc. (CMC) is organized to serve those who have need of health care but are unable to pay for private medical care or are not eligible for services provided through employer or government programs.
Founded July 12th, 2001, CMC has been filling a gap in our community’s health care system by promoting the health and well-being of those who are unemployed, disabled or ill, or not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, and often representing ‘all they have’ for medical care. The clinic offers a safe, caring, and professional atmosphere for those in need of health care and spiritual care as well. CMC partners with INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, local medical professionals, churches and pastors, the business community, local agencies, and many others to provide a beautiful and effective example of a community caring for its own, placing “service above self.”
Clinic services are available without charge for Grand Lake area residents living in certain zip codes who are ages 19-64 and have no health insurance or coverage of any kind.
Pat Sorrels is the CMC administrator and serves alongside the numerous other community medical, administrative, and spiritual volunteers, meeting weekly at the east entrace of Grove’s First Baptist Church.
CMC Hours of Service
The CMC, located at First Baptist Church, 501 E 13th St, in Grove, is open Thursday afternoons at 3 pm, except for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Fourth of July holidays.
Doors are open at 3 pm for doctor visit sign up. Doctor visits begin at 6 pm. Medication refills are from 3-6 pm only. Individuals are seen based on a random drawing system according to the number of slots available on a given evening.
The Christian Medical Clinic operates entirely on donations from the community. To contribute time or monies please contact is Pat Sorrels at firstname.lastname@example.org or (918) 787-5191.
Registration – Joyce Milliser and Jean Tuttle.
Eligibility – Jeannie Reed.
Primary Care Services Provided
Referrals to specialists when needed.
Basic dental services, once a month
Medications (formulary-based prescriptions).
Narcotics are not distributed, nor will prescriptions
for them be written.
Access to pharmaceutical assistance programs.
Prescriptions for non-formulary medications.
Other Services Provided
Misc. durable equipment items (walkers, crutches, pulmonary medication delivery systems, dressing supplies, etc.).
CMC services are available without charge for Grand Lake area residents living in certain zip codes who are ages 19-64 and have no health insurance or coverage of any kind.
Proof of income will be required for all procedures done at Integris Hospital.
To ensure that our patients receive the best care, failure to comply with doctors orders will result in cancellation of clinic privileges.
CMC does not do physicals for disability applications.
CMC policy requests that patients purchase their own medications from the pharmacy of their choice whenever possible, with the clinic providing the medicine when the patient is unable to do so.
Patient Materials (PDFs)
Patient hand-out describing services and responsibilities; Application for Eligibility; Referral Form which shows that patient has no health care coverage and does not qualify for commercial, private or government health care plans.
Directors & Staff
Board of Directors
The Advisory Board of Directors is composed of persons from the community representing a wide range of experience in health, business, law, education, ministerial, and social services. Donations from the community finance the CMC’s activities. The Board meets quarterly to oversee and advise the operations of the CMC.
- Zachary Bechtol, MD, Chairman
- Rev. Randy Hamill
- Clara Mills, CPA
- Terry Jones, R Ph
- Wilma Spears
- Cathi Spencer
- Dion Mote, RN
- Larry Stout, DC
- Richard Tidwell, MD
- Debbie Totty
- Konnie Wentworth, LPC
The clinic is staffed entirely by volunteers. Pat Sorrels is the CMC administrator and serves alongside the numerous other community volunteers. Ministers from local churches are present during clinic hours. Lay persons serve at the registration table and social workers perform the eligibility screenings. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, dental hygienists, nursing students, medical assistants, and nurse aides perform the patient health screenings and interviews along with assisting the volunteer physicians. Volunteer physicians/medical students conduct the physical examinations, provide the diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and evaluate the need for consultation with various medical and surgical specialists who also volunteer their expertise when needed.
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Feedback from those we serve is important in our efforts to bring the best patient care that we can.
I missed everyone at the clinic recently, because I love them all. I have been coming to the clinic since 2002. They are a God send. I would not know what to do if they weren’t here to help me.
The clinic has literally saved my life and I appreciate everything they have done for me. Everyone has been very helpful. Thank You!!!