The Tulsa County Social Services Department is a division of the Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Social Services includes the Tulsa County Pharmacy, the County Abandoned/Indigent Cremation Program, as well as the Tulsa County Transitional Living Center (TLC) formerly known as the Emergency Shelter.
Tulsa County provides life-sustaining, basic services to low-income residents. The department’s focus is on providing basic necessities to those who need it most, saving taxpayers from more costly outcomes when community members fall on difficult times.
Social Services has more than 25 employees working in the pharmacy, shelter, operations, service navigation, and administration.
Social Service’s George Prothro, MD Pharmacy was the first of its kind in the nation to repurpose unused, unexpired medications from long-term living facilities. The pharmacy has filled 261,055 prescriptions with these unused medications free-of-charge with a wholesale value of $26.7 million
The pharmacy program has inspired similar programs in small and large communities across the nation and even internationally.