[!] Alert:

05/22/2024 - 8:58 p.m. We are experiencing phone outages in our Alpena County Area, this includes incoming, outgoing and our fax services. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve the issue. We will do an update once the service is restored. Alpena's Walk-In Clinic is Closed on the afternoon of 5/22/2024. Patients may still phone the office where they are seen to request a same day appointment if available.

Ella White Elementary – Alpena

About this Location

The school based behavioral health program is operated by Alcona Health Center in partnership with Alpena Public Schools. With parental/guardian permission, our licensed behavioral health professionals can provide therapy conveniently located within your child’s school. This allows for ease of access, fewer disruptions of regular routines and less loss of class time. Commercial insurance and Medicaid plans are accepted and we offer an income based sliding fee program. New patients are welcome.


Stacie Papineau, LLMSW

Behavioral Health - 31N Program

Stacie Papineau, LLMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist. She studied at Spring Arbor University, earning her Master of Social Work. Stacie will be assisting young children as a school-based 31N therapist in collaboration with Alpena Public Schools.​​

Ellen Zempel, LMSW

Behavioral Health - 31N Program

Ellen Zempel, LMSW graduated from Michigan State University with a Master of Clinical Social Work. Areas of professional interests and strengths include Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, child development and children and family issues. Ms. Zempel will be assisting the young children at Ella White Elementary School in Alpena as a school-based therapist in collaboration with Alpena Public Schools.

Services Provided

  • Behavioral Health
  • Translation/Interpretive Services (for Blind, Deaf and/or Non-English Speaking) are Provided if Needed while Accessing Our Services. Please Contact Us in Advance.

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Hours & Contact Info


(989) 356-4049 (Phone for Support Staff/Scheduling Extension 3920)

Hours of Operation

Available 5 days per week during school hours throughout the school calendar​

After Hours

For urgent after-hours behavioral health needs go to the nearest ER or dial 911

FTCA Seal 5.3.22

FTCA Statement

Alcona Health Center is a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed Facility. This health center receives Health and Human Services (HHS) funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health related claims, including medical/dental/behavioral health malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.