SITKA — This year the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment period is only six weeks; November 1 through December 15, 2017. To help maximize SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s (SEARHC) ability to assist as many Southeast Alaska residents as possible, the SEARHC Outreach and Enrollment Team in Sitka will open their office each Saturday during open enrollment from 10 am-4 pm in addition to their usual weekly schedule of Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm. Read more

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

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