Announcements

Phase 1 & 2 COVID-19 Vaccines Available

COVID-19 VACCINES AVAILABLE

(By appointment only)

To schedule your appointment call 405.701.7190 or 405.701.7600

Currently in Phase 1 & 2 Serving:

ASTHS Press Release: 2020 Year in Review

AST Health System Year in Review 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Available

COVID-19 vaccines are available by appointment only. We are currently in Phase 1 serving ACTIVE patients 65 years and older and all AST members 65 years and older. The vaccine will be administered in a series of 2 shots 3-4 weeks apart. You will be monitored 15-30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. To schedule your appointment, please call 405.701.7190 or 405.701.7600.

Events

Seasons of Change Event

Seasons of Change Event - You are invited to join the AST Native Connections Grant for our virtual gardening event on March 5, 2021 at 6 PM via GoToMeeting! This event is open to ages 12-24 years old. Your registration will provide you with a FREE gardening kit including plants, paint, DIY supplies, wellness kit, self-care tips, and more preparing you to grow into the best version of yourself for the new year. You even have the chance to receive a FREE incentive item upon joining the class.

Bead Against Violence

You are invited to join the Absentee Shawnee Tribe's Rising Warrior and Native Connections Grant teams for our virtual "Bead Against Violence" event on Thursday, February 25, 2021at 6 PM! Join this FREE & VIRTUAL event to learn how to make a beaded popsocket.

 

Free Community Fluoride Prevention Drive

The Absentee Shawnee Dental Clinic is committed to helping reduce the negative effects of the pandemic and the rise in dental decay among children. 
We encourage the parents and guardians of all Native children and Non-Native SoonerCare children ages 2-17  to attend our free community fluoride prevention drive. 

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 agonzalez@astribe.com or call 405.701.7995.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/ePhGJ176rGfkAHcJ8

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 swarden@astribe.com

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

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Testimonials

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.

Melissa

My health is top priority. My needs are always meet. I feel I can express my feelings and be heard. I really appreciate it.

Marijo

Very impressed with the service provided by the Doctor, technicians & staff that were in attendance. I appreciate the level of care I was given. Thank you.

 

Elizabeth F.

New Research Reveals Medications Are the Leading Cause of Accidental Poisoning Deaths Among Children Today 
“Safe Storage, Safe Dosing” Campaign to Focus on Medication Safety 

Washington, DC – Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found while the death rate among children from poisoning has been cut in half since the late 1970s, the percentage of all child poisoning deaths due to medications has nearly doubled, from 36 percent to 64 percent.

Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids:  A Report to the Nation on Safe Medication examines trends in morbidity and mortality of medication poisoning among children ages 14 and under. The report underscores the challenge of medication-related poisoning among children and offers solutions that will reverse the trends. Safe Kids also proposes specific roles that parents and other caregivers, industry, governments, and the medical community can play in improving medication safety through safe storage and safe dosing.

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The Little Axe Health Center is located off Highway 9 in the Little Axe/Norman area, across the road from our old Little Axe Tribal Clinic. The physical address of the new clinic is 15951 Little Axe Drive in Norman, OK 73026.

We are open to the public and are very excited about our growing capacity to serve the community.  We are having a grand opening Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

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The MSPI Creative Arts Program offers free music lessons all year round for Native American children from 6 years to 19 years old. Adults are also encouraged to participate. Come join the fun and learn to play the guitar, bass guitar, piano, or vocals.

Contact Phil Bradley, Music Instructor 405.275.4030 Ext: 117 or Cell 405.370.5576 

At the Shawnee Campus from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Classes are made possible through AST Behavioral Health’s Meth/Suicide Prevention Initiative Grant (MSPI) “Following in Our Footsteps” 

Come enjoy music and have some fun too!



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Most people who are trying to stop smoking have some withdrawal symptoms, but usually do NOT have all that are listed below. Use this information to help you with the symptoms you do have and don’t worry about those that you do not experience. Remember that these symptoms are generally temporary in nature and a sign that you are on the road to recovery. 
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The National Kidney Foundationcelebrates March as National Kidney Month.  Take the Kidney quiz to check your kidney knowledge.

Most people have how many kidneys? 
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

How big are your kidneys? 
  • The size of your head
  • The size of your fist
  • The size of your eye

Where are your kidneys? 
  • in your back by the ribs
  • in your back behind your lungs
  • by your belly button

Which of the following are functions of your kidney?
  •  to clean your blood
  • to support healthy bones and tissues
  • to keep your blood pressure normal

Let’s see how you did...

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How can you tell if you're hitting the mark when it comes to good oral care? Generally, your 
teeth and gums should not bleed, be painful, or feel rough or sharp to your tongue.  Your breath 
should be fresh for at least a couple of hours after brushing in the morning and after having 
eaten breakfast. One of the easiest ways to prevent gum disease is to clean your teeth properly, 
so try these tricks for a healthier mouth.


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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Young as our new Optometrist, who is already receiving high praise from the community.  More frames and lens options are now available thanks to our teaming up with Thundercloud Optical in Omaha, Nebraska.  Order placement and delivery can be expected to take 4-5 days now, down from the previous 10-15 days.

We are in the process of expanding the number of exam rooms at the Shawnee Clinic from four to eight.  We welcome Dr. John Jutting, MD to our medical staff, and will be bringing more health care providers on board to offer more services in the near future.

Our Shawnee Clinic Pharmacy is now filling prescriptions for all Native Americans, and is now open through the lunch hour.

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The LSWN Clinic is located off Highway 9 in the Little Axe/Norman area, across the road from our existing Little Axe Tribal Clinic. The physical address of the new clinic is 15951 Little Axe Drive in Norman, OK 73026.

We are expecting to open to the public in May 2012 and are very excited about our future capacity to serve the community. 

Tour the new clinic!  Take a walk-through in this video:

 

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