KLAWOCK — SEARHC Outreach and Enrollment will be visiting Hydaburg, Kasaan, Craig, and Klawock on October 11-12 at the 2017 Tlingit and Haida Informational Fairs. SEARHC received a Connecting Kids to Care grant that focuses on helping families to sign up for Medicaid/DenaliCare. SEARHC Outreach staffer, Rachel Michaela Dunlap will be available to assist anyone applying for, or that needs to renew Medicaid/DenaliCare and the Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program. 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