The Edmond Sun

January 21, 2013

Mercy opens clinic on OC’s campus

New clinic will serve students, general public

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Mercy Clinic has opened a permanent location, called Mercy Clinic at OC, on the Oklahoma Christian University campus. The clinic began serving students and the general public Monday.

“We remember what it’s like to live on campus,” said Mercy Clinic at OC Medical Director Dr. Melinda Cail (OC alumna and daughter of Dr. James Cail, a retired Oklahoma Christian University psychology professor who taught for more than 30 years at OC). “Students have enough to worry about, so we want to make health care as simple as it can be — and part of that is geography. We want to bring health care within walking distance for these students.”

Kendall Phillips, certified physician assistant, will be the primary provider for the clinic. The clinic will provide a convenient location for students to receive services such as sutures, flu shots, sports physicals, breathing treatments and general primary care for everyday conditions.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mercy to serve our students,” said John deSteiguer, president of Oklahoma Christian University. “Since OC is highly residential with 80 percent of our undergraduates living on campus, it is important that our students have convenient access to high-quality health care. We’re excited to have one of our outstanding alumni physicians, Dr. Melinda Cail, coming home to OC to direct the clinic.”

The clinic will partner closely with nearby Mercy Clinic Edmond Memorial, at 1919 E. Memorial Road, where students will be referred for X-rays and additional tests and treatments.

Mercy Clinic at OC is at 2801 E. Memorial Road, Suite 140. Appointments can be made by calling 425-6100. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.