IN THE NEWS AT SCHC

Willow Clinic Open on Saturdays

The SCHC Willow Clinic is now open on Saturdays for your convenience.

Free Summer Lunch for Children

The Upper Susitna Food Pantry provides free meals to children during the summer. Meals will be served at the Talkeetna Public Library and The Upper Susitna Food Pantry on Walstead Road Monday through Friday from 11:30-1:00.

There are no income requirements or registration. Any child  age 18 and under may come to eat for free. For more information, contact LouAnne at 355-1410 or email us at uppersusitnafoodpantry@gmail.com.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Upper Susitna Food Pantry to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer.

Join our Board of Directors

There are new opportunities for you on the board, volunteering and being part of the SCHC Board of Directors. We are fortunate to have a great community of people who are part of SCHC. Also, we are asking SCHC staff to be on the lookout for patrons they feel would be great board members.  So don’t be surprised if you are asked to join us! If you have questions about joining the SCHC Board of Directors, call 907-733-2273 and we will put you in contact with a board member that can assist you. It has been a good year! Come join us!

Need a Ride to Wasilla?

Sunshine Transit is now going to Wasilla, round-trip, Monday thru Friday! Sunshine Transit will pick-up folks at Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Caswell, Willow, Big Lake and Houston locations. As there is limited space, you must call Sunshine Transit (733-9279) one day (24 hours) prior to the day you need to be in Wasilla. Calling the day you need a ride, will not insure you a seat on the bus.

Departure from the Talkeetna Clinic is 9:00 a.m.; departure from Wasilla is 3:00 p.m. We stop at Walmart, Fred Meyer and Target. Costs are: $8 – One Way; $15 Round-Trip; $10 for Seniors. Deviations must be approved by the office before departure.  If you would like a schedule sent to you, call Sunshine Transit and they can send you a list.

If you would like more information, such as a pick-up time in certain locations, please call Sunshine Transit at 733-9279. Come ride with us!

A Reminder From Our Dispensary...

Just a reminder that when you call in for a refill that it will take three (3) working days to process your refill request. This does not include Saturday, Sundays or holidays. For example, if you call in your refill on Thursday it will be available after 4 pm the following Tuesday; call in on Friday, it will be available after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, etc. All refills are handled at the Talkeetna clinic. Please specify which clinic you want to pick up your refills or which pharmacy you would like us to send them to. Also, when leaving a message on the refill line, please spell your last name and give us your date of birth. Many names sound similar and we want to be sure we are refilling the medication for the correct person.

Are You 65 Years or Older? Let Us Know What You Think!

The Mat-Su Health Foundation wants to know if Mat-Su seniors are getting their health needs met. We have already talked with seniors at the local seniors center; now we are looking for Seniors who do not regularly use these Centers.

These interviews are part of a project sponsored by the Mat-Su Health Foundation that is working to improve the health and wellness of people living in Mat-Su. A person from the research firm, McDowell Group, will do the interview and the information you share will not be associate with your name and only reported anonymously in a report.

Participate in a 30-45 minute anonymous telephone interview and receive a $25 VISA Gift Card. Call Aaron Gallagher at 907-267-6503 for more information. 

Are You an AmazonSmile Patron?
If you are an AmazonSmile patron, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the busiest shopping days of the year. This is a great opportunity to increase Sunshine Community Health Center, Inc's AmazonSmile donations by supporting SCHC when you shop at www.smile.amazon.com
 
Be sure to use this charity link:
http://smile.amazon.com/ch/92-0117838.

If you have any questions, please sign in to
http://org.amazon.com and click on the Help tab.

Thank you for your participation in the AmazonSmile program and supporting SCHC!
 

Suicide Prevention Awareness

Early in the 1960’s, an Anglican priest by the name of Bernard Mayes thought to set up an anonymous hotline for people who had considered “ending it all”, but who were also looking help. He saw the need and made the effort to fill that need.  In the same spirit with which Mr. Mayes sought to extend a “listening ear,” we here at the Sunshine Community Health Center want to assure our families, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and veterans  who may feel alone in their current situation and might have a need for  a “listening ear”, that there are those who are ready and waiting to extend that same nonjudgmental and unconditional listening ear that Mr. Mayes provided those many years ago.

Please call the Alaska Care line 1-877-266-HELP (4357) if you want to talk to a person about your thoughts of suicide; they are waiting to hear from you today.

If you are experiencing severe depression and would like some help, you can make an appointment to see either a medical provider or the behavioral health provider here at the Clinic.  If you are concerned about someone you know do not hesitate to ask whether they are considering suicide.  You will not “give them ideas”; they already have the ideas and will likely appreciate being given permission to talk about their thoughts.  You can then suggest making an appointment to speak to someone about these thoughts.  If you believe a person is in imminent danger of doing something to hurt him or herself do not hesitate to call the Troopers.

Mission Statement

Sunshine Community Health Center is committed to accessible, proactive, quality health care, promoting community wellness through outreach and education.

Hours of operation

HOURS OF OPERATION FOR TALKEETNA AND WILLOW
Monday thru Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Talkeetna Dental Clinic
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm