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!
Alcona Health Center bases our masking requirements while on our campuses on current area COVID hospital admission rates and other high-risk factors. Hospital admission rates with “color” and screening questions will be posted at all patient entrances. A separate sign showing the current appropriate color/admission level will be displayed next to this one on all entrances for you to view prior to entering our buildings. Green = Low/No Mask Required. Yellow = Medium/No Mask Required. Orange = Mask Required. Yes to Screening Questions (Do you have COVID symptoms? Have you had tested positive for COVID? Have you had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID?) = Mask Required. If you wish to know the current status of masking requirements before coming to our location please phone us. Otherwise be prepared that you may have to wear a mask based on the current level as posted on the entrance door.
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Elise Langley, MSN, FNP-CFamily Nurse Practitioner
Elise Langley, MSN, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She studied at both Graceland University and the University of Michigan, earning a Master of Nursing Science Degree. Ms. Langley began her career as a pediatric nurse, working at both Detroit Medical Center and U of M's children's hospital. She also has experience working in Internal Medicine as a Nurse Practitioner for MSU and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
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.
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Hours & Contact Info
Hours of OperationMon: 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 HoursThere are no Walk-In hours at this location.
Same day appointments are available.
For more information on accessing care while we are closed click here – After Hours Care
Patient Centered Medical Home
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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.