Cherokee Nation is opening the new Cooweescoowee Health Center near Ochelata in Washington County. The 28,000-square-foot, $9 million facility will improve access to patient care for Cherokee citizens living in the northwest portion of the Cherokee Nation.
“The new Ochelata clinic is going to make it so much easier for people to receive health care,” said Nowata resident Linda “Jo” Eldridge, who works as a nurse in Bartlesville and is a Cherokee Nation citizen who receives health care through the tribe’s health system. “It’ll have more staff, making it much easier to get an appointment. It’ll be so much easier, especially for those elders unable to get around. They can go to one place and get everything they need.”