Services Alcona Health Center Offers
Alcona Health Center is a Patient Centered Medical Home. The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and when appropriate, the patient’s family.
Alcona Health Center Pharmacy now offers
- An extended list of over-the-counter medications
- Prescription medications
- Online prescription refills
- Sliding fee on prescriptions
- Accepting commercial insurances, Medicare part D and Medicaid
- Patients in Need (PIN) program
- Excellent customer service
- Conveniently located inside the Alpena and Lincoln clinic sites
- Refill requests
Providing services for all your dental needs
- Children’s dental care
- Crowns & Bridges
- Dentures & Partials
- Gum Treatment
- Oral Surgery
- Root Canals
- Special Needs
- TMJ / TMD
We participate in many dental plans, including Medicaid, Health Kids, MI Child and most other insurances. You may also qualify for our Sliding Fee Program, and payment plan options.
The Behavioral Health Services Department at Alcona Health Center welcomes all patients who have established with a Medical Primary Care Physician (PCP). The Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs) are fully licensed Professional Counselors and/or Masters of Social Work in the State of Michigan, and at least one is available in all Alcona Health Center sites, including Alcona Elementary School, Alcona Middle/Senior High School and Lincoln Elementary School in Alpena. The BHCs are able to provide counseling and therapy to all ages, and also to individuals and families. The BHC works collaboratively with your PCP to provide you with seamless integrated treatment to work toward successful resolution of the issues you are facing, and to help you improve your quality of life. The BHCs will work with you to develop personal goals that you would like to see accomplished. These goals may be accomplished through any of the following, and maybe in combination of two or more: Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Couples Counseling, or Family Counseling. We also have Psychiatric Services available on-site at our Lincoln clinic, or telepsychiatry available in several of our clinics, with the goal of having it available at all AHC clinics in the future.
- Focuses on preventative medicine
Provides well child visits focused on the child’s growth and development, making sure they are gaining appropriate milestones and growing as expected
Like to educate our parents and patients to help keep the children healthy and happy.
Evaluates and manages chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, eczema, obesity, headaches and abdominal pain.
Takes care of acute problems such as sore throats, rashes, pink eye, etc.
Has a physician or nurse practitioner always on call 7/24 for any urgent or emergent parental concerns.
Alcona Health Center Mission Statement
The purpose of Alcona Citizen’s for Health, Inc. (Alcona Health Center), shall be to promote, develop and operate such facilities and programs as are necessary to provide quality health care to all residents of Alcona County and the surrounding areas, regardless of ability to pay.
Alcona Health Center Non Discrimination Statement
Alcona Health Center is a network of healthcare clinics serving northern Michigan in Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Iosco and Mackinac counties. It is the policy of Alcona Citizens for Health, Inc. that it does not discriminate on basis of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, income, gender identity, sexual orientation or creed. This policy applies to staff, volunteers, patients/clients, guests, and Board Members. Alcona Citizens for Health, Inc. provides assistance for those with limited English proficiency. Non-Discrimination Policy
To find out more about Health Center Advocacy visit: http://www.hcadvocacy.org/
Patient Centered Medical Home
The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults. The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal healthcare provider, and when appropriate, the patient’s family. Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician and/or healthcare provider that is trained to provide first contact, continuous and comprehensive care. Your medical care is Physician-directed. – Your personal physician leads a team of individuals at the practice level who collectively take responsibility for your ongoing medical care. Whole person orientation – the personal physician is responsible for providing for all the patient’s health care needs or taking responsibility for appropriately arranging care with other qualified professionals. This includes care for all stages of life; acute care; chronic care; preventive services; and end of life care. Care is coordinated and/or integrated across all elements of the complex health care system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient’s community (e.g., family, public and private community-based services). Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.