ASTHS Health Administration announces on April 1st through April 30th, the 2019 Summer Internship Program will be accepting applications from Native American students ages 16-22 who are interested in seeking a future career in the health field. Students will gain valuable insight in this 8-week, paid program. Applicants must be available Tuesdays through Thursdays/20 hours a week and carry a GPA of 3.0 at the time of application. The actual internship program begins June 3rd and will run through July 26th. Application information can be located on the AST tribal website at www.astribe.com under Employment Opportunities. Please submit a cover letter and resume along with employment application. If you have any questions, please contact Dayna Dick at AST Health Human Resource office at 405.701.7638.
It is not too early to start thinking about summer activities for your kiddos. The Native American youth PINS 5 program will begin registering students from April 1st through May 10th on a first come, first serve basis (space is limited). Native American youth ages 10-14 who live within Oklahoma, Pottawatomie and Cleveland counties are welcomed. The camp begins June 4th and runs through June 27th, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M. Our program emphasizes physical activities, good nutrition, smoking prevention and other health education topics. A light healthy breakfast and lunch will be prepared and served by our licensed dietitians each meeting day. For additional information, please contact Deidre Yarbrough, RN, Public Health at 405.701.7190.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe Election Commission will be holding its annual Primary Election on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the tribal complex and AST Resource Center. The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System, including Same Day Clinic, PlusCare Clinic and Resource Center's Fitness Gym will be closed for Primary Election.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System (ASTHS) is always looking to improve healthcare and as part of this improvement and new convenience, Little Axe Health Center will begin offering patients a fast, easy, and secure way of checking-in for appointments through touchscreen kiosks beginning March 11, 2019. The kiosks will allow patients to self-check-in for their appointments. Patients will be able to update their contact information, scan card information, sign and accept consents, complete forms and questionnaires, and pay for any required co-pays. The Little Axe Health Center’s kiosks will be located in the main lobby near the security and patient registration desks. If you are a new patient to the health system, you will be required to check-in first at the patient registration desk or if you have not visited the clinic since the implementation of our new electronic health record system as of October 22, 2018, patients must check-in at the patient registration desk as well. To make this a smooth process for our patients, our friendly staff will be available to assist you with the check-in process, if needed.
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is hosting a tax preparation for AST tribal citizens, widows/widowers of AST tribal citizens and employees, who meet the low-to moderate maximum income threshold of $55,000, for tax year 2018. The location of this free service is at the Shawnee Clinic's Multi-purpose building, 2029 South Gordon Cooper Drive, every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., except on March 16th, AST Primary Election Day. Please bring all tax documents, photo identification for each adult, social security cards for all intended to be listed on forms, 1099's, W-2's, 1099-R's, medical and dental expenses, the previous year's taxes and receipts for any charitable donations.
The Executive Committee has agree to close all businesses (complex closed) on Thursday, February 28, 2019, in honor of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe's first Governor under the AST's modern constitution, John Sloat. Governor Sloat started the pathway of our tribe in many areas. He served in the Korean War and 2 tours in the Vietnam War. He served his country with pride and honor earning several high commendations that included 2 silver stars and 2 bronze stars. He also earned 3 Purple Hearts for his bravery. He is truly a man of honor and service to both his great people and our great nation.
Due to the impending inclement weather, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System will be CLOSED at NOON today 2/19. This includes PlusCare and Shawnee Clinic Extended Hours. The ASTHS encourages all patients to please stay safe and weather aware.
The February monthly health board meeting will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2019, beginning at 8:30 A.M. at the Little Axe Health Center's Conference Rooms A & B, 15951 Little Axe Drive, Norman OK. Meeting is open to the public.
ASTHS will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019, in observance of President's Day. Please check your medications for needed refills to avoid untimely prescription delays. The PlusCare Clinic in Little Axe will be available for acute walk-ins only, with operating hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM accepting the last patient at 4:30 PM.
ASTHS administrative half-day is Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (first Wednesday of the month) and all AST Health facilities are closed from noon to 5 PM for trainings, departmental meetings and administrative tasks. Both the PlusCare and Shawnee Same Day Clinics will re-open at 5 PM to 9 PM, accepting the last patient at 8:30 PM.
The Contract Health Services (Purchased and Referred Care) Department located at Shawnee, building 16, has moved into the Shawnee Clinic, building 17, across from the lobby restrooms. All patients will need to check-in with a patient registration clerk and the CHS/PRC staff will greet you in the lobby. The CHS/PRC staff can be contacted by telephone by calling the Shawnee Clinic's main line at 405.878.5850.