Cross Road Health Ministries is pleased to announce the opening of the Interior Alaska Pharmacy on March 13. The new pharmacy is located at 2730 Alaska Highway in the Interior Alaska Medical Clinic. Dr. Lonnie Owens Pharm D, the new pharmacist has been working with us for a few months getting things ready and we’d love for you to come and meet him. A grand opening celebration is being planned in a few weeks when the weather is nicer (tentatively planned for April 8).
The pharmacy has been talked about by Cross Road for a couple years since we were invited to help meet health care needs in the area. The pharmacy was the first thing Cross Road had hoped to open while waiting on a possible clinic grant. Cross Road had to quickly change priorities when the clinic grant was received after the typical grant cycle had ended. After two years and with the Interior Alaska Medical Clinic stabilizing financially, it seems to be feasible at this time to move forward with the pharmacy.
The Interior Alaska Pharmacy is a full service retail pharmacy. Prescriptions from other providers and clinics may be filled here. Another service available to qualifying patients of Interior Alaska Medical Clinic is 340B special pricing. Talk with Dr. Lonnie to see if you qualify!
Over the last 3 years, the Interior Alaska Hospital Foundation has held numerous fundraisers for the pharmacy. We thank those who donated to that group as they were able to use the money raised to purchase shelving for the pharmacy. Checks made out directly to Cross Road were also used to help pay for start-up supplies. We appreciate those who have made an effort to help us get this pharmacy running for the community. As a not-for-profit organization, needs always overwhelm our funds. We appreciate those who have helped make this pharmacy possible!
It takes quite a while to get all the paperwork back from the state and companies, but the pharmacy is currently able to accept Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, and many other insurances. The pharmacy is starting with a supply of more common medications. If you need something that isn’t in stock, medications can generally be ordered within 48 hours. Please talk to Dr. Lonnie if there are medications that you need regularly or if you have an insurance carrier that is not covered at this point. We want to do our best to help this pharmacy meet the needs of the community! Pharmacy hours will be Monday to Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. If you have questions about the pharmacy, call Dr. Lonnie at the pharmacy at 895-6244.
Come join in on the fun! The Buffalo Center Drive-In is sponsoring the 6th annual Tour To Tok (ride-at-your-own-risk) bike ride!
This 108 mile overnight bike ride begins at the Drive-in and continues down the Alaska Highway to about mile 1371.
There is a campout complete with a delicious pot luck style dinner.
The next day we continue on to Tok and have a delicious dinner at Fast Eddy’s restaurant and then hop in vehicles for a relaxing ride back to Delta!
This is a free, fun, family event.
This years event will take place on June 4-5, 2016 beginning at the Drive-In at 11:30am. For more information email Lindsay Pinkelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or look us up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TourToTok
Come join the Cooperative Extension Service and the Delta Partners for Progress in celebrating the arrival of spring with 5 days of FREE mini classes. Classes run 1 to 2 hours. Space is limited and some classes will be providing supplies. Please register with the CES office in Delta by contacting Christy or Phil at 895-4215, email@example.com, or stop by the office located in the Jarvis Office Center Room 114. Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Friday, April 3.
Nineteen free community classes, from mushroom hunting and composting to seasoning firewood, will be offered April 6-10 in Delta Junction.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service in Delta and the Delta Partners for Progress will host the mini classes as part of Extension Week in Delta.
Other topics will include making healthy bread, medicating livestock, greenhouse heat, private woodlot management, seed starting and transplanting and more. There will also be a 4-H meet-and-greet. Classes will run one to two hours at the Delta district Extension office and at the Delta Career Advancement Center. See the full schedule at www.uaf.edu/ces.
Instructors will include Extension agents and staff, a representative of the Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation District and mushroom enthusiasts. Register for the classes by calling Christy Roden or Phil Kaspari at 907-895-4215 or stop by the office in the Jarvis Office Center. The registration deadline is April 3.
There will be a First Aid & CPR class on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1pm
Cost for the class is $75.00. Cards are valid for 2 years
Classes will be held at Alaska Home Care Office in the Jarvis West Bldg.
Located at 2855 Alaska Hwy, Ste. 1F
For more information or to sign up, please call Nadia-895-9830
Cheri Day, manager
Alaska Home Care
The Delta Junction Public Health Center is holding a Woman’s Health Clinic on Tuesday, January 27th and Wednesday January 28th.
This clinic is for teens and women who have difficulty getting health care due to lack of health insurance or other barriers. Fees will be charged on a sliding scale basis for the annual women’s health exam, Pap smears, family planning, and screening for sexually transmitted diseases, counseling and supplies. No one will be refused service if unable to pay.
Appointments are required. We are located in the Jarvis Office Complex Room 210, just off of the Alaska Highway next to the State Troopers Office.
Please call the Delta Junction Public Health Center at 895-4292 for an appointment.
Common Core affects everyone; your children, your grand-children, have no children, taxpayer, America’s future. Please take the time to listen to the very first Common Core Symposium that took place in Anchorage on December 9th and 10th. You need to know this information. They are both excellent! Please share.
You will be glad you did this!
Submitted by Pamela Goode