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


"[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.

I love the fact that the wait times aren't that long. They seem to stay on schedule and its easy to get a same day appointment. Jackie the women's health provider is easy to talk to and very informative. Over all it's always a great experience and would recommend this clinic to anyone looking to change their doctor.


Other providers choose not to accept patients with primarily soonercare, and its almost unwelcoming.  At the Little Axe Clinic, I don't experience that.  The services are excellent and patients are treated with the highest regard.


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Each Donor Receives A HERO T-shirt (while supplies last) Health Screenings Donor Rewards Point

Shawnee Clinic (Bloodmobile) Tuesday, March 3 -- 11 am to 3 pm To sign up call 405.878.4702.

Little Axe Health Center (Conference Room) Thursday, March 5 -- 9:30 am to 1:30 pm For more information contact Autumn at 405.447.0300

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The goal of the project is to increase Moderate Intensity Physical Activity (MIPA) by employees of the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Clinics in Little Axe and Shawnee during work hours. With approval from upper management and a current policy in place, the Employee Steering Committee will enhance policy and access to physical activity opportunities to increase utilization of work site MIPA policy.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has finalized and released the tax application form and instructions for the Tribal Exemption from the Shared Responsibility Payment. Additionally, the IRS provided guidance for some of the changes to tax provisions. You can find the documents below:

IRS Health Coverage Exemption Form 8965 Instructions Tax Exemption Guidance

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Due to inclement weather, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System (Little Axe & Shawnee Clinics) will be closed Friday, January 2, 2015.

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The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System will be closed beginning at noon on Tuesday, December 23rd, reopening regular hours Monday, December 29th. We will also be closed all day January 1st. We would like to thank the AST Executive Committee for their generosity this holiday season and wish all of you a safe and happy holiday.

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Early Close for Christmas

Closed for holiday at noon on Tuesday, December 23rd. Will re-open Monday morning, December 29th.

The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System is pleased to announce a Native American - US Department of Veteran Affairs partnership.

We are now accepting Veterans Health Benefits! - Basic Medical Eligibility - Behavioral Health Services - Service-Connected Disabilities* - Dental Services* - Vision Services*

*Veteran must be VA Service-Connected CDIB required Annual required VA hospital visit must be current! VA disability assessment and annual VA hospital visit must be scheduled at a VA facility

Schedule your appointment today!

Little Axe Health Center 15951 Little Axe Drive Norman, OK 73026 405.447.0300

Shawnee Clinic 2029 S. Gordon Cooper Dr. Shawnee, OK 74801 405.878.5850

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Both clinics will be closed Monday, November 17th due to inclement weather.

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Are you turning 65 or do you want to explore your current Medicare options? Come see us!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Little Axe Health Center Thursday, November 20, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Shawnee Clinic

Annual Open Enrollment for 2015 October 15 – December 7, 2014 ● Medicare Basics ● Annual Open Enrollment Info ● Medicare Enrollment Assistance ● Explore Medigap or Part C&D Plans Explore your Medicare options courtesy of Richardson Insurance ● Personal Medicare Plan Comparison ● Part D Drug Plan Comparisons ● Medicare Savings & Extra Help Info ● Understanding Tribal Benefits Coordination

Sponsored by OKINSUREME, serving the Native American community for 24 years

Richardson Insurance is an Indian-owned and family-operated Oklahoma state licensed insurance agency specializing in assisting Native Americans find the best medical plan for their specific needs. Tanya and Tommie Ann Richardson have been in the insurance business for 24 years with extensive experience in Native American clinic settings and Contract Health Services. ~ 1-800-MEDICARE

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Please read and review the below information regarding the Ebola Virus. The basic message for now from state and federal authorities is to be “aware, be informed, be calm, and be clean.”

1. Best defense for any viral infection, up to and including Ebola, is “hand washing.” 2. Ebola is at a very low risk in Oklahoma. 3. Concern is highest for Individuals that report that they are unwell and have visited an affected area in the past 21 days AND report a fever of >38°C (101.5°F) or fever within the past 24 hours; they will be advised not to come to the clinic based upon these responses. 4. If this occurs, we will transfer the phone call to the registered nurse for triage instructions. The primary care clinician is responsible for ensuring they are referred appropriately to the closest Emergency Department prepared to handle possible Ebola patients. 5. Procedures are in place to address the potential concern of a patient who presents to primary care at either of our clinics in person that will provide the maximum protection possible to the clinic, staff, and our patients.

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