Upcoming Training Opportunity in Talkeetna

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program, intended for adults, which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

Audience: Talkeetna community

Upcoming Training:  August 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Montana Creek Baptist Church, Mile 98.5 Parks Highway, Talkeetna

Cost: $0

Register: Those who wish to attend must register through the TTC Learning Management System (LMS).

Register online at

Contact: For more information, contact Wendi Shackelford at 907-264-6224 or

For more information on other TTC sponsored trainings, visit   

Donation drop-off at SCHC

SCHC is continuing to take donations at both clinics for ‘those in need’ from the wildfire. Donations can be dropped off at either the Willow or Talkeetna clinic. Sunshine Transit will transport the goods to the main community drop-off center. For those of you that may need assistance with paperwork concerning the fire damage, our patient advocates are available.

There are no words to express our gratitude for the hard work that the visiting firefighters, our Alaska Fire Fighters, Troopers, DOF, DOT, and the many volunteers have done during this time. We thank you for your care and concern for the Willow Community.

Mobile Mammogram Unit coming in August 31at

The Mobile Mammogram Unit will be at SCHC on Monday, August 31st. If you are a woman aged 40 or older and due for your annual screening mammogram, give Providence Imaging Center a call at 212-3151 or call toll free at 888-458-3151 to schedule this important 15-minute test. YOU MUST CALL TO PRE-REGISTER PRIOR TO AUGUST 28TH, 2015. The cost will be billed to your insurance and a report sent to your healthcare provider. For those without insurance or underinsured, programs are available to assist. Call BCHC at (800) 410-6266 for more information.

For more information about mobile mammography, please browse PIC’s Web site at  Does your due date for your mammogram not coincide with this mobile date? Please call us at 888-458-3151 to see if we can accommodate your request. Please verify early mammogram eligibility with your insurance carrier before scheduling an appointment.

If you missed this opportunity, the next scheduled date is October 5th.

Need a ride to Wasilla?

Sunshine Transit is now going to Wasilla, round-trip, Monday thru Friday! Sunshine Transit will pick-up folks at Trapper Creek, Talkeetna, Caswell, Willow, Big Lake and Houston locations. As there is limited space, you must call Sunshine Transit (733-9279) one day (24 hours) prior to the day you need to be in Wasilla. Calling the day you need a ride, will not insure you a seat on the bus.

Departure from the Talkeetna Clinic is 9:00 a.m.; departure from Wasilla is 3:00 p.m. We stop at Walmart, Fred Meyer and Target. Costs are: $8 – One Way; $15 Round-Trip; $10 for Seniors. Deviations must be approved by the office before departure.  If you would like a schedule sent to you, call Sunshine Transit and they can send you a list.

If you would like more information, such as a pick-up time in certain locations, please call Sunshine Transit at 733-9279. Come ride with us!

SCHC August Board of Directors Meeting

Sunshine Community Health Center's next Board of Directors meeting is Tuesday, August 25th in Willow beginning at 6:30 p.m.

September SCHC Closures

In September, Sunshine Community Health Center in Talkeetna and Willow will be closed two separate days. Please see the listing below. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. As always, if you have a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency facility.

Wednesday, September 2nd - All Staff Training. Clinics will RE-OPEN on Thursday, September 3rd at 9 a.m.

Monday, September 7th - Observance of Labor Day Holiday. Clinics will RE-OPEN on Tuesday, September 8th at 9 a.m.

REMEMBER to check your medications for refills during this time. Three business days are needed for refilling prescriptions.

Mission Statement

Sunshine Community Health Center is committed to accessible, proactive, quality health care, promoting community wellness through outreach and education.

Hours of operation


SCHC in Talkeetna and Willow
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Talkeetna Dental Clinic
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm