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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.


tracy romel

Tracy Romel, LMSW

Tracy Romel, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist. She earned a Bachelor's of Science in Family Studies from Central Michigan University before going on to complete her Master's of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Romel is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has a special interest in working with children and families. She is a member of the Michigan Association of School Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers.

Services Provided

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

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Hours & Contact Info


(989) 356-4049 (Switchboard/Scheduling)

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 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.