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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has awarded a community health investment grant to Arcadia Trails INTEGRIS Center for Addiction Recovery to address the public health concerns of addiction and mental health in Oklahoma by creating access to behavioral health care.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Awards Grant to INTEGRIS Arcadia Trails

Arcadia Trails

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma has awarded a community health investment grant to Arcadia Trails INTEGRIS Center for Addiction Recovery to address the public health concerns of addiction and mental health in Oklahoma by creating access to behavioral health care. 

Arcadia Trails is a 40-bed residential treatment facility for adult men and women seeking recovery for chemical addiction, mental illness and trauma. Located on the INTEGRIS Health Edmond campus near Lake Arcadia, it provides a peaceful setting for 90 days of structured, evidence-based treatment. 

“With the generous gift provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma we would like to implement modern day technology into our aftercare plan,” said Kimberlee Wilson, D.O, an addiction psychiatrist at Arcadia Trails. “People living with addiction and mental illness require ongoing support long after leaving our facility. This grant will allow us to offer aftercare services through a variety of different mediums, whether it be by phone, tablet or two-way interactive video conferencing. This type of on-demand access to continued care is imperative for this particular patient population to successfully navigate life outside of a controlled environment.”

Investing in and partnering with like-minded organizations like INTEGRIS on community health initiatives builds on BCBSOK's legacy of supporting local communities and helping families and individuals thrive. Through these efforts, BCBSOK aims to help improve the lives of people in our communities by removing barriers and addressing social factors that affect their health and well-being.

“We are investing in solutions to reduce costs across the health care system and improve health outcomes in Oklahoma,” said Joseph Cunningham, M.D., president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. “It's important to us to collaborate with organizations that have a shared interest in creating communities of healthy Oklahomans.”

“We have been providing health insurance in Oklahoma for nearly 80 years,” Dr. Cunningham continued. “It is part of our mission to help our members as well as our communities find solutions to the most pressing health problems such as addiction and brain health.”

“Collaboration is the only way to combat the addiction epidemic plaguing our state,” said Timothy Pehrson, president and chief executive officer of INTEGRIS Health. “We are grateful Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is joining forces with us and financially committing to this common cause. Partnerships like these, coupled with a collective passion, will be critical to address the addiction crisis in Oklahoma.” 

Arcadia Trails INTEGRIS Center for Addiction Recovery officially opened in May of this year. Call 405-216-2564 for more information.