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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.

Pickford Medical Clinic

About this Location

Welcome to our Pickford location page! Alcona Health Center’s Patient Centered Medical Home model of care means that we are your partner in healthcare. Our team of professionals will work with you to establish and manage your health goals and assist you in achieving your best possible health! We strive to provide quality healthcare and excellent customer service. If you have questions or concerns, or just want to share how great your patient experience was please don’t hesitate to contact the office manager for this location, Danielle at (906) 647-2217.

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. 


Jeremy Day, MD

Family Medicine

Leslie Freel, FNP-BC

Family Medicine

Leslie Freel, FNP-BC is a Family Nurse Practitioner at our Pickford location. She studied at Michigan State University, completing her Bachelor's of Nursing Science in 1995 before going on to earn her Master's in Nursing Science in 2000. She is the former President of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners (EUP Chapter) and is the Secretary of Les Cheneaux Community School Board of Education.

Katy Lehigh, FNP-C

Family Medicine

Katy Lehigh, FNP-C is a Family Nurse Practitioner at our Pickford location. She studied at Concordia University Wisconsin, earning a Master's of Science in Nursing. Recovery Services Team Member.

Joy Newhouse, PMHNP BC

Telehealth (Behavioral Health)

Joy Newhouse, PMHNP, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned her BSN prior to completing her MSN from Walden University. In addition to seeing patients in person, Ms. Newhouse will also be offering some telehealth services.

Sommer Stallman, LPC

Behavioral Health

Sommer Stallman, LPC is a Behavioral Health Therapist. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree along with a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Stallman specializes in working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression and aging/medical related challenges.

Daniel Mead, NP

Telehealth (Behavioral Health)

Daniel Mead, NP is a nurse practitioner who practices family medicine. He studied at South University in Georgia and earned his Masters of Science in Nursing in 2018. Mr. Mead has a special interest in Family and Psychiatry Treatment.

Services Provided

  • Medical
  • Behavioral Health
  • Care Management
  • Dental Care
  • Lab Services
  • MAT/Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Wellness Programs
  • 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


(906) 647-2217
(906) 647-2217 (After Hours)


(906) 647-2228

Hours of Operation

Mon: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tue: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wed: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Walk-In Hours

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.