In 2018, HRSA gave SEARHC a perfect score. The latest operational site visit from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) was extremely successful. The preliminary report indicated SEARHC met 100 percent of the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care’s nineteen program requirements, which encompass the areas of clinical services, finance, management, and governance. Surveyors reviewed extensive documentation, conducted interviews with staff, SEARHC leadership, and board members.
According to the surveyors, perfect scores are extremely unusual and reflect SEARHC’s commitment to providing the highest quality care. The site visits are conducted on a three-year schedule with the goal of assessing SEARHC’s overall compliance with the program requirements. HRSA surveyors visited the Juneau, Haines, and Klukwan SEARHC sites.
Some SEARHC facilities are classified as Community Health Centers and receive funding from the U.S. Health Resource and Services Administration (HRSA) for providing health services in underserved areas. As Community Health Centers, these clinics serve all community members and offer services on a sliding fee schedule, based on income. SEARHC’s facilities are FTCA deemed by the Federal Government.