Medical Services

Our medical department is dedicated to helping our clients improve their lives through a coordinated approach to care involving clients, their caregivers, their clinical staff and primary care providers. We are proud to be part of a state-wide community of people who share our values, and part of a company that supports us so we can support our clients!

Accessing Services

The Medical Team provides services at several locations in Anchorage and Fairbanks, depending on the age of the client.

To schedule in Anchorage, call 907-563-1000.

To schedule in Fairbanks, call 907-371-1300.

Walk in Hours for Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent Walk-In Options:

Established child & adolescent clients may visit either of our Child & family Clinics for walk-in services at the following times. Services may be provided via telehealth or in person.

Please note: there is limited availability for walk-ins each day; please call the front desk at 907-563-1000 as early as possible to let them know you are coming.

  • Mondays, 4 – 5 pm
  • Thursdays, 2- 3 pm 
  • Fridays, 2- 3 pm 

Anchorage clinic: please check in at 4120 Laurel Street

Fairbanks Clinic: 926 Aspen Street

Adult Walk-in Options

Established adult clients may visit our clinics for walk-in services at the following times:

Fairbanks (1423 Peger Rd)

Mondays, 10 -12 noon 

Wednesdays, 9 – 11 am

Fridays: 10 – 12 noon

Anchorage (4120 Laurel Street)

Monday – Thursday, 10 – 11 am

Monday – Thursday, 2 – 3 pm

New adult clients may visit our clinics for walk-in appointments at the following times. Please note: there is limited availability for walk-ins each day; please call the front desk at 907-563-1000 as early as possible to let them know you are coming.

Fairbanks

coming soon

Anchorage (4120 Laurel Street)

Monday – Thursday, 2 – 3 pm

Psychiatry

We provide psychiatric medical care to people of all ages and all walks of life. We provide services to all psychiatric issues at all stages of recovery. Our services include:

  • diagnostic psychiatric evaluations
  • medication and symptom management
  • medication administration
  • coordination of care with case managers, therapists, primary care providers and other medical specialists

Internal Medicine

Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to offer internal medicine/primary care for our clients. Clients access primary care services through our adult clinic at 1423 Peger Road in Fairbanks and at our Medical Building at 4120 Laurel Street in Anchorage.  Common conditions addressed include:

  • Annual wellness checks
  • Health maintenance and promotion, disease prevention
  • Counseling and education regarding medications and diagnoses
  • Treatment of acute illnesses
  • Treatment of chronic illnesses/conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid disorders and diabetes
  • Laceration repair and foot care
  • EKG’s

Primary Care Walk-in Hours

Walk-in hours are available for primary care in Fairbanks for established clients only.

Tuesdays, 9 – 11 am

On-Site Pharmacy and Labs

We partner with Genoa Healthcare to provide on-site pharmacy services in both Anchorage and Fairbanks. Close coordination between our providers and pharmacy staff reduces medication errors and allows us to resolve issues quickly.

We are able to perform basic labs on-site. Some lab needs may need to be referred to an outside lab.

Meet our Team!

Our team consists of psychiatrists; advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs); physician assistants (PAs); psychiatric nurse-case managers (N-CMs); family nurse practitioners; nationally certified medical assistants (NCMAs); certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and administrative support staff.

Curt Wengel, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wengel is a board certified psychiatrist and is excited about working as part of a team that includes therapy and wrap-around services to fully meet the mental health needs of our clients. Dr. Wengel comes to us from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He and his family are excited to live in a place with snow!.
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Linda Keddington, DNP
Adult Psychiatric Provider - Fairbanks
Linda Keddington, DNP, holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from University of Northern Colorado. Her professional interests include treating adult psychosis, mood disorders, depression, and anxiety. Her personal interests include outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, and SCUBA.
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Toni Brent, DNP, APRN PMHNP-BC
Adult Psychiatric Provider - telehealth
Toni Brent DNP, APRN PMHNP-BC holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Capella University and is board certified in Psychiatric-Mental Health across the lifespan. Her professional interests include treating early onset psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, bipolar disorders and serious mental illness utilizing evidence-based practice and medication management. Toni works remotely from her home in Texas. Her personal interest includes spending time and traveling with family, shopping, reading and singing with a gospel group. The joy of her life is her twenty-four-year-old daughter.
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Hannah McKinney, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Provider - Anchorage
Hannah McKinney, DNP, PMHNP-BC is a Doctor of Nursing Practice board certified in Psychiatry and Mental Health. She obtained her doctorate from the University of Wyoming, although she is originally from Tennessee. Her professional interests include treating a wide variety of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan through evidence-based medication management. Her personal interests include distance running, skiing, hiking, climbing, biking, cooking, and spending time with her family.
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Susan Matthews, PhD, APRN, FAANP
Psychiatric Provider -
Susan Matthews, DNP, APRN, FAANP has been providing primary care for patients for more than 20 yeas and added behavioral health in 2018. She has degrees from University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University, and is certified in EMDR. She is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children, and is a Certified Judge for professional BBQ and Steak Cookoffs! Susan works remotely for Alaska Behavioral Health from her home in Kentucky, but you can also sometimes find her standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.
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Erum Ali, MSN PMHNP - BC
Psychiatric Provider - telehealth
Erum Ali, MS, PMHNP - BC received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has been trained to treat people across the lifespan but her particular interest is in adult bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She is very passionate about working in community health and excited to be working with an integrated team at Alaska Behavioral Health. She works remotely for AKBH and reside in Texas. When she is not behind the webcam, she's with her 2 boys outdoors exploring nature.
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Jonathan Blum, APRN
Psychiatric Provider -
Joseph DeLong, MPAS
Adult & Child Psychiatric Provider - Fairbanks
Joseph DeLong, MPAS, is a Physician Assistant working out of our Fairbanks clinic. He is interested in adult, pediatric, and peripartum mental health. Joe moved to Alaska for the opportunity to work in mental health as a PA, and for the outdoors. He enjoys spending time with his dog, cooking and getting outside as much as possible.
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Larry Kelly, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Adult Psychiatric Provider - Fairbanks
Larry Kelly, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is from Southeastern Kentucky and recently moved to Fairbanks. His hobbies include fishing and spending time with his family. He works primarily with adult clients at Alaska Behavioral Health’s Fairbanks Adult Clinic.
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Lauren Krahling, APRN
Psychiatric Provider - Children & Adults, Fairbanks
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LaValda Lyons, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Provider - Anchorage and Wasilla
LaValda (Val) Lyons is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP-BC). She is passionate about providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services to adolescents and adults. LaValda is a life-long Alaskan, and her hobbies include camping, fishing, and spending time with family.
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Jason Martin, PMHNP
Adult Psychiatric Provider - Anchorage
Jason Martin, PHMNP, has Masters of Science in Nursing and is board certified in adult psychiatry and mental health. He treats an array of patients with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, Obsessive Compulsive disorders, and addictions through the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic and our Anchorage outpatient clinic. Jason utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapies along with medication management, taking a holistic and personalized approach to care. He spent 30 years in the military, and has been providing mental health care for 10 years.
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Katherine Robins
Psychiatric Provider -
Virginia Walker, ANP
Adult Psychiatric Provider - Anchorage
Lisa Enea, APRN, FNP -C
Family Nurse Practitioner - Anchorage
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Myra Kelly, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner - Fairbanks
Myra Kelly, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is from Southeastern Kentucky. She works with adults and children, providing primary care. Her hobbies including cooking, fishing, and spending time with her family.
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Daniel Waters, APRN, FNP - C
Family Nurse Practitioner - Anchorage
Daniel Waters, ARPN, FNP - C received his Doctorate of Nursing from the University of Wyoming. He previously worked as an RN for 9 years in a verity of settings, including ER and psychiatric settings. He moved to Alaska for this job and is excited about the opportunity to work in an integrated practice setting. He and his family are excited about all of the outdoor adventures Alaska has to offer!
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Karina Demientieff, CNA – Medical Department Coordinator

Kimberly Jeffrey, RN

Jennifer Race, RN

Catherine Sears, RN – Assertive Community Treatment team, Anchorage

Heidi Beardsley, LPN – Fairbanks

Shayla Burton, CMA

Madison Gingrow, CMA

Emily Krause, CMA

Heaven Lee, CMA

Kelly Matson, CMA

Lexi Phillips, CMA