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Oklahoma urgent cares face cutbacks and shutdowns amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic strain
Episode 1945th October 2021 • StateImpact Oklahoma • OPMX
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In a weekly update to state agencies, the Oklahoma State Department of Health warned that strain has led to cutbacks. It reads, in part, "Urgent care centers are reporting decreased hours or are shutting down due to inability to serve patient volume or redirect staff to other facilities to support increase in patients." Like all other health providers, the centers are experiencing staff shortages, high demand and burnout.