Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
COFMC began in the early ’60 as community leaders recognized the need for closer health services. Dedicated in 1966, the first health center included two physicians and one dentist.
Two decades later, after the two physicians had left, community members and the Central Oklahoma Economic Development Agency collaborated to write a grant for a new community health center. A board of Directors was established and by 1985, Konawa housed the first rural community health center (CHC) in the state of Oklahoma.
Today, a Board of Directors still exists made up of community members. COFMC now has two locations, and includes medical, behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, lab/xray.
Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center is an FTCA deemed facility, Congress enacted FTCA medical malpractice protection for Federally-supported health centers through the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA) of 1992 (P.L. 102-501) and FHSCAA of 1995 (P.L. 104-73), later codified as 42 U.S.C. Section 233 (a) – (n).
The mission of COFMC is to provide patient centered, community-based health care through comprehensive and coordinated care without regard to finance, culture, or lifestyle by providing the education and support to promote participation in their own health care decisions.
The vision of COFMC is to provide the finest primary and preventive healthcare network to patients in our service area. By developing a strong organizational structure through our board of directors and staff, COFMC is able to provide a foundation for the health center, which is the catalyst for all organizational decisions. By establishing collaborative relationships with the patient, community, and health care resources available COFMC is able to identify needs for additional program development.
- Excellence and Quality
- Affordable and Accessible Care
- Honesty and Integrity
Sliding Pay Scale
It is the practice of Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center to charge patients according to their ability to pay for medical, dental and behavioral health services. Patients who have either no third party reimbursement or inadequate coverage will be eligible for the sliding fee scale if they qualify according to their family size and proof of income. The sliding fee program allows us to reduce or "slide" the fees for the care of you or your family at COFMC. You can apply for the program if you need assistance to help you pay for your care. This fee scale is based on the Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines, published yearly. Updated guidelines can be obtained from the Census Bureau, HHES Division, Room 1462, Federal Office Building #3, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C., 20233, telephone (301) 457-3242, or on web site at http://aspe.hhs.gov/. Incomes of all existing sliding scale patients are verified during the new patient registration process and annually thereafter. Changes in family size and income are noted in the electronic health record. Patient must provide required documentation or will not receive the sliding fee discount. Read more about who qualifies and how to apply.