SITKA — Sitka Public Health and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Outreach and Enrollment are hosting a “Health Insurance Day” on Friday, June 16 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The free event will be at the Public Health office, located at 210 Moller Avenue next to Moller Park.

SEARHC Outreach & Enrollment staff will be on site to answer questions related to health coverage and can assist people applying for insurance including Medicaid, the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, and veteran’s benefits.

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On May 22, the new and expanded Children’s Dental Clinic in the SEARHC dental building in Juneau will begin seeing patients. The expansion has been in the planning stages since 2014 and was the logical next step in providing all children in the community, many of whom are recipients of Denali Kid Care, with access to dental care. With more space and more dentists, SEARHC can care for the oral health of more children in Juneau. Read more

JUNEAU – For safety’s sake, gauges on all pressure canners should be tested at least once a year to ensure proper pressure during the canning process. Jars not cooked at the recommended pressure may allow bacteria called Clostridium botulinum to survive and grow inside a sealed jar of food producing a poisonous toxin. Even a small taste of food containing this toxin can be fatal. One way to prevent food spoilage is to make certain that the gauge of the pressure canner is accurate when home canning.

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The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium 2017 Distinguished Provider Award was presented to Thomas Bornstein, DDS, Dental Department, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium on March 25th in Anchorage. 

Dr. Tom Bornstein is a career-long advocate of Alaska Native oral health, and a truly remarkable public health visionary. Through his innovation, persistence and commitment to core public health principles, thousands of Alaska Native people have had their lives improved through oral health.  Read more

JUNEAU – SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is delighted to announce the opening of their new Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau. The new clinic is on the first floor of the SEARHC Dental building at 3245 Hospital Drive. Pediatric dental staff will begin seeing patients in the new space on Monday, May 22, 2017, with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house planned for June 22.

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JUNEAU – The SouthEast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program (WISEWOMAN) is bringing state-of-the-art digital mammography technology to women in many Southeast Alaskan communities that would otherwise need to travel to have their mammogram performed. The WISEWOMAN program facilitates mobile mammography visits in the spring and fall each year to various communities in the region.

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WRANGELL – After more than a year of discussions between SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and Alaska Island Community Services (AICS) about delivering sustainable and improved healthcare services for Wrangell and surrounding communities, today marks the official start of the merger between the two healthcare organizations.

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SITKA — Representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be in Sitka Wednesday, April 5 through Friday, April 7, 2017, to meet individually with Veterans interested in learning what benefits they may be eligible to receive.

The VA offers many benefits including health coverage, disability compensation, burial benefits, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counseling and other services. 

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On March 16 and March 23, 2017, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will host a drive to help add more potential bone marrow donors to the national Be The Match Registry®, the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. The drive will take place at the Ethel Lund Medical Center (ELMC) in Juneau (1200 Salmon Creek Lane) from 2-6pm.

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