*Please call in your prescriptions at least 24 hours in
advance and allow one full business day for them to be completed.
*Non-controlled medications can be called in upto one week
early and controlled medications upto 3 days early. It is especially important
to call in as early as possible during inclement weather season to prevent
running out of your medications.
*Shawnee Pharmacy hours: 7AM to 5PM, open through lunch
*Little Axe Pharmacy hours: 8AM to 5PM for lobby hours,
7:30AM to 5:30PM drive-thru hours, open through lunch, drive-thru remains open the afternoon of the 3rd
Wednesday that the clinic is closed.
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, not only in Oklahoma but around the entire United States. Oklahoma leads the nation in both prescription painkiller abuse and related deaths. Native Americans in Oklahoma are at the same level as the general population when it comes to prescription painkiller abuse and deaths. Painkiller abuse and related deaths are highest among Whites and Native Americans, about three times higher those of Blacks and Hispanics. Because of this abuse and related deaths due to prescription painkillers, the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health Board of Directors voted at their recent monthly meeting to approve the pharmacy department request to stop the practice of mailing narcotics to out-of-state addresses.
As of January 1, 2012, Oklahoma State Law mandates a current photo ID is required for EVERY time ANY controlled medication being picked up.
Both Shawnee and Little Axe pharmacy locations both fill prescriptions for members of all tribes, but outside prescription orders are restricted to Absentee Shawnee Tribal citizens with established charts.
If you would like to receive a text message to your cell phone when your medications are ready for pick-up, please alert the pharmacy staff and provide us with a current cell phone number.
The following are a few tips to help us be more efficient in our delivery of pharmacy services to you:
Present insurance cards each time you pick up or drop off a prescription
Keep us informed of changes in address, phone number and other contact in-formation.
Let the Pharmacy staff know if the prescription is going to be picked up or needs to be delivered.
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.