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Owl Health Extension (at Richardson Elementary School in Oscoda)

About this Location

The Owl Health Extension is a collaboration of Oscoda Area Schools and Alcona Health Center, supported through funding from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).   This program is aimed at supporting student health with the availability of on site, medical and behavioral health services.  With parental/guardian permission, our licensed behavioral health and medical professionals can provide healthcare that is conveniently located within Richardson Elementary 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!

View more information about Owl Health Extension –

Owl Health Extension Brochure

Owl Health Extension Videos – 

Owl Health Extension – Meet Mari Anderson, FNP

Owl Health Extension – Behavioral Health Services with Catherine Nickell-Simpson

Downloadable Consent Forms –

Owl Health Extension Medical Consent

Owl Health Extension Behavioral Health Consent

Other Forms –

CAHC Program Health History

CAHC Program Rights & Responsibilities

Do you need help with insurance?

You can apply for Medicaid coverage (and MI Child) at any time throughout the year. For more information or to apply click here.  If you need assistance with your application please let us know. We are here to help!


Mari Anderson, FNP-C

Mari Anderson FNP-C completed her Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2019 from Walden University. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Catherine Nickell-Simpson, LMSW

Catherine Nickell-Simpson, LMSW is a Behavioral Health Therapist at the Owl Health Extension. She completed her Master of Social Work at Ferris State University, and has obtained certificates through the National Council of Behavioral Health related to integrated care, children's services, addiction, mental illness and recovery, and human services. Catherine also holds a Master's Certificate in Non Profit Leadership & Administration (with a focus on community service) from Western Michigan University and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Services Provided

  • Medical
  • Behavioral Health
  • Lab Services
  • TELEHEALTH VISITS ARE AVAILABLE! Now you can see your medical or behavioral health provider using your smart phone, tablet or computer.
  • Translation/Interpretive Services (for Blind, Deaf and/or Non-English Speaking) are Provided if Needed while Accessing Our Services. Please Contact Us in Advance.

Learn more about our services

Hours & Contact Info


(989) 569-6002
(989) 569-6002 (After Hours)


(989) 358-3711

Hours of Operation

Mon: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wed: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thurs: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Adolescent Only Hours Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Walk-In Hours

There are no Walk-In hours at this location.
Same day appointments are available.

After Hours

For more information on accessing care while we are closed click here – After Hours Care

Recognized NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Badge

Recognized NCQA

Patient Centered Medical Home

For more information on our Patient Centered Medical Home approach to care, click here –About

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.