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

SEARHC is offering a $100 gift card toward a new bike!

To show our appreciation for all patients that have seen a SEARHC provider within the past year, we’re offering a $100 gift card towards a new bike from Sitka’s Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop.

In partnership, Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop is also offering $50 worth of safety accessories when you purchase a bike with this offer.

This offer is open to new patients as well. Come see a SEARHC provider in Sitka before the end of September to qualify.

Learn more by contacting 966.8938 or fitnesscenter@searhc.org.

Construction will bring state-of-the-art technology to ER

SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is renovating and expanding emergency department services at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH). The expansion is part of a continued initiative to optimize technology and improve access for all patients at MEH.

“The new emergency room will bring state-of-the-art equipment to Sitka,” says Dr. Daniel Sparks, SEARHC surgeon. “Having a dedicated trauma bay will allow us to stabilize and treat the most acutely ill patients.” Read more

SITKA – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital will host three new free “Doc Talks” presentations at the Sitka Public Library in September.

SEARHC medical providers and health educators firmly believe the best way to prevent illness and injury is through education. Reaching out to the community with a variety of topics presented by Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s medical providers is an excellent way to give Sitkans an opportunity to learn more about health-related issues that interest them. Read more