Health Department Absorbs Costs of Harrington Investigation

Apr 30, 2013

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Each free screening for former patients of Scott Harrington costs about $195, according to the Tulsa Health Department’s Kaitlin Snider.

She says the expense isn’t causing problems for the Health Department right now.

“This is a representative of public health in action,” Snider said, “so we do consider this a core public health service, and we will adjust our budgets as necessary to accommodate whatever we need to as part of this investigation.”

She says over 3500 people have been tested so far.

The Department won’t know the full cost of the case until follow-up investigations on those testing positive are finished.