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Memorial Day Observance

On Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day, all Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health facilities will be closed with the exception of the PlusCare Clinic.  PlusCare will be open holiday hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the last patient accepted at 4:30 PM.


AST Student Internship Summer Program

The Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System is kicking off its inaugural 2017 Student Internship Program for AST Students from the surrounding service area.  We are very excited to be offering this program to AST Students who are seeking a future in a healthcare related field!    This will be a unique experience in which area Native American AST youth, 5 finalists who are selected, attend a rigorous 8 week program designed to orientate them to a variety of professions and technical careers in the healthcare field.  The program will begin 5 June 2017 and end 28 July 2017.   The program is advertised on the Absentee Shawnee Tribal website under “Employment Opportunities” located at:   All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, a desire to serve in any area healthcare field, and should submit their packages as per


AST Jr. Olympics

The Absentee Shawnee Diabetes and Wellness Program will be hosting its annual Junior Olympics (for grades 1 to 5) on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The event will be held at the Absentee Shawnee Resource Center, 1970 156th Avenue NE, Norman, Oklahoma.  Youth events will begin at 9:00 A.M.  To register or if you have additional questions, please contact Buster Bread at (405)364-7298. 

1st Wednesday of the Month

Wednesday, May 5, 2017, all of the AST health facilities will be closed from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM for administrative purposes.  The PlusCare Clinic and Shawnee Clinic Extended Hour services will open at 5:00 PM and both will remain open till 9:00 PM with the last patient accepted at 8:30 PM. 


Drug Take-Back Day 4/28

Turn in your unused or expired medication(s) for safe disposal at the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Police Department on April 28, 2017, from 11 AM to 3 PM.  This is a partnership sponsored by the MyDNA (My Drug-Free Native America) Program/Partnership for Success.  Also, there will be free medication lock boxes - making them available to protect your children, your family and the environment.  For more information, please call (405)701-7993.

Shawnee Clinic Blood Drive 4/28

The Oklahoma Blood Institute has been "Saving the Lives of Oklahomans since 1977" and they will be visiting the AST Shawnee Clinic on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 9 AM to noon.  If you would like to sign up, please email Ms. Chelsea Cope at or call (405)878-5850 or just look for the bloodmobile.  Please come and help us reach our goal!

AST Health Day 4/28

AST Health Day for AST members is to be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm. Appointments preferred but walk-ins are welcomed.  Please use CODE: ASTHEALTHDAY at registration for:  acute medical care at Shawnee Clinic Same-Day & PlusCare Clinic, dental at Little Axe Health Center's Dental Department and for vision at the Optometry Department at the PlusCare Clinic building.  These services are not in lieu of your regular, more comprehensive medical, dental or vision appointments but to offer additional access for our AST members.

Spring Cleaning Tips from Diabetes & Wellness

April is a month of renewal, as we are feeling the seasonal changes that come with the spring rains. Use your spring cleaning energy to improve your overall health and well-being by taking stock of the foods you allow into your home.  Consider cleaning out your home food storage areas.  The best diet is the "Don't Buy it ". Purge your pantry; frisk your fridge and freezer! Imagine patting your home food storage areas down for weapons of  diet destruction.



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