JUNEAU – The open enrollment period for obtaining or changing insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace has been shortened to just six weeks this year. Enrollment begins November 1 and ends December 15.

To help Southeast Alaskans navigate the process of applying for health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Outreach team would like to remind people that they are available to help people apply for or renew insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace, apply for Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance (TSHIP), help those turning 65 apply for Medicare, help Veterans apply for health benefits, and assist with Medicaid applications. The service is free to all Southeast Alaskans. Read more

You’re getting nutrition information online and plenty of advice from family and friends. But what are the facts?

Join SEARHC Community Dietitian Laura Schembri on Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 pm in the Alicia Roberts Medical Center conference room for answers to some of the most common nutrition questions.

  • Are carbohydrates bad for you?
  • Do I need to take a vitamin?
  • Is Himalayan salt better for you than regular salt?
  • Is gluten bad for you?
  • Are foods that say “no trans-fat” healthy to eat?
  • And many more!

Questions? Contact June May at 755-4959.

SEARHC Outreach will be on POW October 11 & 12. Our Outreach staff will be available by appointment to help families apply for Medicaid and the Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program (TSHIP). 

You may also visit us at the Tlingit and Haida Client Informational Fairs:

  • Hydaburg: October 11, 11:00 am -1:00 pm, Boys & Girls Club
  • Craig: October 11, 6:00-8:00 pm, Craig Tribal Hall
  • Kasaan: October 12, Noon-2:00 pm, Totem Trail Café
  • Klawock: October 12, 6:00-8:00 pm, School Library

To schedule an appointment, please contact Rachel Michaela Dunlap, 966-8920 or the Alicia Roberts Medical Center, 755-4800.

SEARHC Outreach will be in Haines September 25 – 27.

Our Outreach staff will be available by appointment to help families apply for Medicaid and the Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program (TSHIP). 

You may also come see us at the Tlingit and Haida Client Informational Fair on Sept.25 from 6-8pm at the ANB Hall.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Mariah Enloe at 364-4589 or call the Haines Clinic at 766-6300.

SITKA – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH) is offering free 3D mammogram screening to women who make an appointment in October. 3D mammography is the latest breakthrough in early breast cancer detection and is only available in Sitka at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital.

All women are at risk for breast cancer – it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death (after lung cancer) among Alaskan women. Regular screening can often find breast cancer early when treatments are most likely to be successful and increase the chances of long-term survival.  Read more

SITKA – The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Outreach & Enrollment team is hosting a Senior Health Fair at the Swan Lake Senior Center on Friday, September 29, 2017, from 9:00 am to noon.                             

Attendees can look forward to learning more about Medicare and Medicaid options, independent living assistance, healthy lifestyle choices, senior community activities and much more. Read more

Goals: lose 7% of your body weight by eating healthier and exercising 150 minutes/week. The small group setting and evidence-based curriculum help support life-long changes.

All 16 sessions are free. The program is offered through SEARHC Health Promotion. Sessions are open to the whole community.

All sessions will be held at building 223 Tongass Drive on the SEARHC campus. They’re on Tuesday’s starting October 10–January 23, from 12 noon-1pm. Read more

Goals: lose 7% of your body weight by eating healthier and exercising 150 minutes/week. The small group setting and evidence-based curriculum help support life-long changes.

All 16 weeks are free. The program is offered through SEARHC Health Promotion. All you need is a consult from your provider.

How can I sign up? 

Ask your provider for a consult. If it has been awhile since your last visit, you may need to come in for a check-up to ensure you’re a good fit for this program. Call our front desk at (907) 766-6300 to schedule an appointment. Read more

You’re invited to learn about our program!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm at the WISEWOMAN office, bldg. 223 (Across from Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s main entrance.)

The SEARHC WISEWOMAN/Women’s Health program helps Alaskan women understand their risk and get health screenings for breast and cervical cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

We’ll have snacks, door prizes, healthy recipes & health information. Come meet the WISEWOMAN & Healthy lifestyle teams!

Questions? Call us at (907) 966-8782.