INTEGRIS James R. Daniel Stroke Center

Support Groups in Oklahoma

Life After Stroke

  • What you need to know about stroke 
  • Practical tips and tools for living with stroke 
  • Can be used for “Carry The Message” for community education by lay public 

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Groups

  • Citywide Stroke Support Group
    American Heart Association
    3401 NW 63rd, #200, Oklahoma City, OK  73116
    Contact Janet Spradlin, Ph.D., 405-272-6554 to join from home anywhere in Oklahoma or go to brainatlas.info. 
    Meets 4th Monday of month, 6:30-8 pm.  
  • Jim Thorpe Rehab Caregiver Support Group
    INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital,
    Jones Education Classroom
    4219 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73109 
    Contact: Allie Friesen, MRC  405-636-7883
    Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.
  • Norman Regional Stroke and Aphasia Support Group
    Norman Regional Hospital, Hospital Education Center 
    901 N. Porter, Norman, OK  73070 
    Contact: Lisa Robertson, M.S. CCC/SLP  405-307-1722
    Meets 3rd Wednesday, 2-3 p.m. 
  • Mercy Hospital Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group 
    4120 W. Memorial Rd. (Glass Pyramid), #102
    Oklahoma City, OK 73120 
    Contact: Gary Bulmer  405-721-8453
    Meets 2nd Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
  • Brain Injury Support Group 
    INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital,
    Jones Education Classroom
    4219 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City, OK  73109 
    Contact Karen Bryan, OTR/L  405-644-5381
    Meets 4th Thursday of month, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • OKC Brain Injury Support Group
    • Valir Rehab Hospital – 721 NW 6th St., Oklahoma City, OK 
      Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of month, 6-8 p.m.
    • Contact: Gary Bulmer (405-721-8453) 

Outpatient PT and OT – Metro

  • Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation - Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy 
    • If insurance exhausted or no benefit, discounted self-pay  rate – contact clinic of choice
    • Bioness- functional electrical stimulation – upper and lower extremities -  currently only provider in OKC
    • Vital Stim Therapy - electrical stimulation with dysphagia or swallowing therapy – strengthen and restore function of swallow
    • Ekso bionic suit - wearable robot or exoskeleton enables lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk
    • Lokomat - stationary robotic device to assist ability to walk
    • Speak Out! Oklahoma – originally speech therapy program for Parkinson’s - Stroke and TBI benefit by improved swallow, improved loudness/clarity of voice, improved cognition   405-810-0695
    • Aquatics Program – Exercise and water aerobics  in warm water with decreased gravity allows increased ease of movement, relaxation of muscles, and decreased joint pain.

      For Scheduling Appointments, call 405-945-4500.
  • South – at Southwest Medical Center campus, Oklahoma City
    4219 S. Western, Oklahoma City, OK
  • North – Baptist Medical Center campus Oklahoma City
    5300 N. Independence, Oklahoma City, OK
  • INTEGRIS Cancer Institute, Oklahoma City
    5915 W. Memorial Road, Suite #210
  • INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon
    1201 Health Center Parkway, off I-40 West, Yukon
  • INTEGRIS Health Edmond
    4509 INTEGRIS Parkway, Suite #100 – off I-35N
  • INTEGRIS Moore
    2111 Riverwalk Drive, Moore, OK
  • Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Services – Lawton
    3201 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, OK  73505|
    580-250-5833
  • OU Med Center
    1200 Childrens Avenue, 2nd floor – OP Rehab Services Oklahoma City, OK  73104
    405-271-4152
    • PT/OT/Speech Therapy
    • Sliding Scale
    • Will see all patients
    • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Valir PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
    721 NW 6th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
    valirpace.org/ or 405-609-3688
    • PT/OT/ Speech therapy
    • Prescriptions at no cost
    • Transportation provided
    • Serves OKC and surrounding areas
    • Accepts Medicare/Medicaid/private pay

Outpatient Speech Therapy

  • UCO Speech and Hearing Clinic – Edmond, OK
    • 405-974-5419
    • Evaluation, Treatment and Screening – Consultation
    • Speech therapy – sliding scale/semester
    • University of Central OK campus – Edmond, OK
    • 14 week fall and spring session; 7 week summer
    • Waiting list – get on early
  • Jim Thorpe Rehab – Aphasia Clinic
    • 4100 S. Douglas Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
    • 405-644-5445
    • Contact person Susan Dowell, MS, CCC-SLP
    • $75 for each 4 week session, including initial evaluation
  • John W. Keyes Speech and Hearing – OUHSC OKC
    1200 N. Stonewall, Oklahoma City, OK  73117
    405-271-2866
    • Speech therapy – $80/session, may bill insurance, can request sliding scale
    • Accept Medicare and Medicaid
    • Aphasia Clinic
    • 14 week fall and spring session; 7 week summer
    • Short waiting list – call to get on list

Access to Social Security and Disability Information

  • Applying for Medicare and Medicaid  
  • medicare.gov/people-like-me/disability
  • Applying for help with job retraining   
  • 1-800-487-4042
  • okrehab.org/job-seekers/dvr
  • Finding a Healthcare Provider   
  • 211ok.org
  • Applying for Disability    
  • 1-800-772-1213ssa.gov/disabilityssi

Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology

  • Oklahoma ABLE TECH
  • 1-800-257-1705
  • Affordable Assistive Technology for disabilities of all ages –  STATEWIDE resource
  • Device Demonstrations;  equipment and device reuse;  equipment and device short-term loans
  • Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program

New View Oklahoma

710 W. Wilshire, Suite 102, OKC, OK  73116
405-286-9699

  • Specializes in visual changes from stroke and brain injury
  • Vision changes and perception
  • Visual Rehabilitation

Senior Resource Directory  

  • Resource directory – very practical
  • Areawide Aging Agency – central and western Oklahoma - 405-943-4344
  • areawideaging.org

Stroke Magazines  

  • Sent at No Charge to stroke survivors and caregivers
  • Stroke Smart – National Stroke Association - 1-800-787-6537
  • Stroke Connection – American Stroke Association - 1-888-478-7653

Stroke Associations and Resources

  • National Stroke Association - Can download brochures and flyers at no charge - stroke.org
  • American Stroke Association - strokeassociation.org and americanheart.org
  • National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke - ninds.nih.gov

RX for Oklahoma

  • 1-877-RX4-OKLA or 405-232-0199
  • Prescription assistance for uninsured OR underinsured in Oklahoma
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Pharmaceutical company provides
  • Long-term medications ONLY

Transportation 

  • United We Ride
  • One-Call/One-Click clearinghouse of Oklahoma’s public transportation resources
  • Does NOT PAY for ride or schedule ride
  • WILL provide phone help to find provider if no computer – call 1-844-OKMYRIDE or 1-844-656-9743