ASTHS Press Release: J&J Vaccine

PRESS RELEASE: Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

14 April 2021


The AST Health System has paused its inventory of all Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccinations as per the CDC and FDA guidelines via communication with the I.H.S. OKC Area Office.

April After Hours COVID-19 Vaccine event



We care about the members of the communities we serve and are proud to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible persons.*

Visit us at or follow us on Facebook for future vaccine opportunities.


  • Anyone over the age of 16 years old.


Walk-in only, no appointments. First come, first serve. Limited vaccine availability.

April COVID-19 & Antibody Testing



(Please enter the clinic for testing)

Little Axe Health Center, 405.447.0300

COVID-19 Testing

5:30pm - 6:30pm:

  • Tues., April 13th


Free Medication Take Back event

AST Tribal Opioid Response Grant Presents:

Free Medication Take Back Event

Turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal!

*intravenous, injectable solutions, and syringes will not be accepted due to hazard.

When: April 27, 2021

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Second Annual Seeds of Hope event

Second Annual Seeds of Hope event

Free Drive-thru Prevention Activity

Join AST Behavioral Health Prevention grants to receive a free goodie bag of seeds and prevention information.

Dates of events:

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Little Axe Health Center

Building Our Future Event

Building Our Future: Creating Leaders of Change

Join the Native Connections Grant for our upcoming virtual event "Building Our Future: Creating Leaders of Change" featuring Native motivational speaker, Brian Frejo! This FREE & VIRTUAL event will provide Native youth with traditional leadership values for positive decision making, wellness, resiliency, and so much more.


Classes & Meetings

Native Connections Virtual Beaded Ornament Class

Native Connections is hosting a virtual class event on December 11, 2020 at 6 PM for our “Native Youth Beaded Ornament Class". The flyer has a QR code that can be scanned for the registration form, however, participants can register using the following link below as well. For additional information, please contact Angela Gonzalez at or call 405.701.7995.

Registration Link:

Healthy Cooking Demo

Please join us for our March Healthy Cooking Demonstration Thursday, March 12th, at 2:00 P.M. in the Diabetes & Wellness demo kitchen. Free samples, recipe cards, & BINGO!

Menu: Stir Fry and Cauliflower Fried Rice

Questions? Contact the Diabetes & Wellness Program at 701-7977 or email at

Youth Shawl Making Class

This event is open to all youth, ages 12 to 24 ONLY. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay and help your child. Our Native Connections Grant is hosting a shawl making class on Thursday, Feb. 13th beginning at 6 PM at the Little Axe Resource Center. To learn more and to reserve your spot, contact Margo at 405.701.7995


An overall positive experience! Beautiful facility housed with friendly professional faces and care!


"[I] used the small clinic south of Hwy 9 in Little Axe. I am very impressed witht he growth and the continued excellent care I have received over the years. The doctors, nurses, lab, wellness and pharmacy have been better than most in the private sector."

Boyd S.

Excellent Services, Wide Variety of Services in one location, Caring Staff and physicians, [and] Excellent Education/ Resources for Native Americans. I would recommend this clinic to others!


PlusCare is a minor illnesses & injuries, walk-in (no appointment needed) clinic.

This service is extended to existing AST tribal member patients and other IHS eligible Native Americans who are the ages of 2 years and up. However, if you are a new (AI/AN) patient to our health system and are in need of our PlusCare services, please bring with you:

- Your Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB); and - A second form of identification (i.e. Driver’s License or State ID); and - If available, health insurance card(s).

After your initial visit, you will be obligated to complete a follow-up visit with either the Little Axe Clinic or Shawnee Clinic to become an established patient.

*If you are an AST tribal member, the AST Nurse Triage line is still available as an after hours resource. The AST Nurse Triage number is 405.447.0300.

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The Cleveland County Health Department, collaborating with community partners, is working on updating their community health assessment (CHA). This is a county wide project in hopes of reaching a consensus on what should be the top health priorities for Cleveland County. These priorities will drive the development of our community health improvement plan (CHIP).

Attached is the Community Health Survey. Please take the survey and share with those you know, work with, attend school with or do business with in Cleveland County.

2015 Cleveland County Community Health Status Survey

2015 Encuesta del Estado de Salud de la Comunidad del Condado Cleveland

On May 25th, #repsforvets will be having our very first annual 5K run to raise funds for Veterans Treatment Court. They need your help! There was a delay with the online form, but we’re ready to move!

Your very own Tulsa Veterans Treatment Court leads this country as a national mentoring program, i.e., we train other new and/or struggling programs from around the nation. More importantly, see below.

The Impact:

Saving Lives – 22 veterans each day take their own lives. Participants in VTC are surrounded by a team there to support them every step of the way. By the time veterans graduate from VTC, they’ve spent hundreds of hours receiving treatment for mental health, substance abuse and/or PTSD.

Saving Families – Many veterans that plea into VTC have little or no contact with their family, friends and even their own children. By the time they graduate, many of these vets have rebuilt bridges with friends, reconnected with family and some gain increased visitation with their children or even regain custody of children that they have lost.

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The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System announces the opening of an after hour walk-in clinic called the AST PlusCare Clinic. This service will be located at 15702 East State Highway 9 (the former Little Axe Clinic site), Norman, Oklahoma, and will begin to see patients on March 30, 2015. The PlusCare Clinic is an acute care facility that will have the ability to treat non-life threatening illnesses and injuries on a walk-in basis (no appointment needed) for AST tribal members and other IHS eligible Native Americans. The PlusCare Clinic number is 405.447.0477. We will have special hours this week due to the holiday; the clinic will be open: - Monday through Thursday from 5 PM to 9 PM - Friday from 10AM -4 PM - Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM; and - Closed for Easter Sunday (April 5th) The PlusCare Clinic will consist of 4 private exam rooms including a pediatric room. Care provided for will include common illnesses, sprains, strains, flu, allergies, and infections. However, if you have a life threatening injury, onset of a heart attack or stroke please call or immediately go to the hospital/emergency room nearest you.

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<p>Native American Veteran Warriors - Come Join Us!</p> <p>See if you qualify for VA benefits! Explore your current VA benefits!</p> <p>Little Axe Health Center, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm</p> <p>Shawnee Clinic, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm</p> <p>VHA Health &amp; VBA Benefits Specialists will be available to assist with the following US Department of Veterans Affairs programs:</p> <p>- Vet Center Mobile Unit<br /> - Disabled American Vet (DAV) Rep<br /> - Mental Health &amp; Substance Abuse<br /> - Women's Health Program<br /> - Survivor's Benefits<br /> - Housing &amp; Education Benefits<br /> - Homeless Program</p> <p>Contact: Connie Bottaro/Melinda Ferrell/Lela Culley, Patient Benefit Advocate<br /> Little Axe Health Center, 15951 Little Axe Dr / Norman, OK 73026, 405.447.0300<br /> Shawnee Clinic, 2029 S Gordon Cooper Dr / Shawnee, OK 74801, 405.878.5850<br /> Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System,</p>
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You Can Stop Smoking!

Classes will begin Thursday, March 12th at 5:30 pm at Little Axe Health Center.

This is a 12 week program which will meet every other week for 1 hour.

If interested in participating, please contact Kristie McGuire, RN at 405.701.7997.

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March Madness 5K Run

Represent your favorite basketball team in the 2015 March Madness 5K Run. Wear your favorite basketball apparel from any team and come enjoy a morning of physical activity! Hats, jerseys, t-shirts, jackets, socks, and foam fingers are welcome. Come and be the ultimate fan! Best dressed fan contest will follow the 2015 March Madness run!

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 8:00 am start time 1 mile Fun Walk begins at 8:05 am

Registration from 7:00 am to 7:50 am, Little Axe Health Center. Pre-register now!

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Farmers' Market

First Saturday of every month starting May 2nd. Free to sell, trade, or give away local produce.

Vendors needed! The Absentee Shawnee Little Axe Health Clinic will be hosting a community Farmers' Market. Local produce vendors are needed. Location only is being provided; vendor must bring own set-up and products to either sell, trade, or give away at their own discretion.

For more information, or to sign up as a vendor, please contact Shea Warden at 405.701.7977. Free registration is required.

All products must be Oklahoma grown and made. No exceptions.

OIDC Golf Scramble

Oklahoma Inter-Tribal Diabetes Coalition

6th Annual Benefit Golf Scramble

Friday, April 17, 2015 9:00 am shotgun start (Rain cancelation date: Friday, April 24, 2015)

Firelake Golf Course 1901 S Gordon Cooper Dr Shawnee, OK 74801 405.275.4471

Registration Fees Early bird (through Friday, April 3rd): $240/team or $60/person Late (April 4th - April 13th): $300/team or $75/person

Deadline to register: Monday, April 13, 2015 by 5 pm No on-site registration

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Due to inclement weather, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System (Little Axe & Shawnee Clinics) will be closed Wednesday, March 4 through Thursday, March 5, 2015.

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