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OBOT News || August

Your OBOT Group Leaders

We have 2 locations for OBOT Treatment!

Talkeetna Clinic || Sunshine Community Health Center 34300 South Talkeetna Spur Road Talkeetna Alaska 99676 Every other Thursday from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Upcoming Dates

  • September 6th, 13th & 20th

  • October 4th, 11th & 18th

Willow Clinic || Sunshine Community Health Center 24091 Long Lake Road Willow Alaska 99688 First three Wednesdays of the month from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Upcoming Dates

  • August 24th

  • September 7th & 21st

  • October 5th & 19th

How do you become scheduled for your next group?

IMPORTANT!!! Participants need to schedule their next group session PRIOR to leaving the clinic. Appointment card reminders are available to provide group information to participants.

Need a ride?

If you need a Medicaid Ride for the group, please let your OBOT team know. We require 10 days' notice to ensure that our staff has enough time to coordinate your ride. If you do not let us know, and you tell us outside of that 10-day period, we will not be able to coordinate your ride and it will be your full responsibility to find transportation.


Consider Sunshine Transit at 1-907-491-8411.






















Individual Counseling

Individual counseling appointments are available to participants and are encouraged. If you are interested in scheduling time, please contact us at 1-907-733-9292, talk to your OBOT team, or mark on your check-in sheet that you would like to schedule this service.


Prescription Refills

All refills for medications after group should be sent to the Sunshine Community Health Center dispensary staff, who can help facilitate refill requests. If you call the Behavioral Health line, we will direct you to the dispensary for faster processing.


Narcan kits are available upon request. If you are interested in taking one home, please talk to your OBOT team who can help facilitate.

Partnership with Alaskan Aids Assistance Association (Four A's)

Sunshine Community Health Center is partnering with 4A’s to bring harm reduction supplies to both the Willow and Talkeetna Clinics. We are in early stages of developing this relationship and how this will look in our community. The goal of partnering with Four A’s is to provide harm reduction kits to our community, either at our Talkeetna and Willow Clinic, or while located in the community, which is planned to be at each clinic parking lot biweekly. More details relating to dates/times and how to access this service will be coming soon.

If you know of someone who may benefit from this, please feel free to share this information with them. Once our details are finalized, we will be sure to share with you so that you can pass along to community members you know. This is a great opportunity to bring preventative methods to our community and increase health outcomes in the area. Flyers will be provided as soon as the details are ironed out that will provide more information.


Did you know about the opioid distribution settlement funds coming to Alaska?

As of July 18, a resolution was passed to begin allocating $2.3 million in opioid distribution settlement funds. After the close of the public forum hearings, and reviewing the surveys sent to community members, it was decided to build grants that will aid programs that are working on treatment, prevention, harm reduction, and recovery. The focus of the grants will be 30% treatment, 30% prevention, 10% harm reduction, 10% recovery, with the remaining funds being used for education and training. The funds will be rolled out over the course of 18 years, each year distributing $50,000-$150,000 through 40 separate grants. Organizations will be able to apply under one specific area and have the ability to renew while keeping data on how the funds are used and its outcomes. -Source, Alaska Public Media, published 26 July 2023.


Other therapies are available for addiction treatment!

Other services are available to individuals who are struggling with addiction. We offer an Addiction/Recovery group for individuals looking for additional skills in relapse prevention and addiction treatment. This is an open group for any who would like to participate. We also provide comprehensive assessments and referrals to residential and inpatient treatment for individuals identifying they are ready for treatment.

Sunshine Community Health Center Behavioral Health Direct Line || 1-907-733-9292 General Inquiries || 1-907-376-2273 (CARE) Willow Clinic || 1-907-495-4100 Talkeetna Clinic || 1-907-733-2273 (CARE)

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