Patient Benefits

SEARHC can help you take advantage of numerous healthcare programs.

SEARHC Patient Health Benefit Assistance

Reach out for free help establishing care in Southeast Alaska

Phone | 907.966.8684
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SEARHC’s Patient Health Benefits program provides free help signing up for health insurance to Southeast Alaskans. If you need a assistance with Medicaid, Medicare, Veteran’s Benefits, the Health Insurance Marketplace, Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program, HRSA sliding discount or our Financial Assistance program, we can help you.

Our team can help find the right coverage fit for you. Alaska Native and American Indians are covered by the Indian Health Service (IHS) however, additional coverage expands options and services available to you.

SEARHC assists with the following programs:

Browse the options below to learn more

Medicaid is a program created by the federal government, but administered by the state, to provide payment for medical services for low-income citizens.

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older, certain people under 65 with disabilities, and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).

Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2024 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, and how the law affects you.

If you qualify for VA health care, you’ll receive coverage for the services you need to help you get—and stay—healthy. Learn more about your health care benefits.

  • Application form
  • Serving Alaska Veterans – This video introduces Veterans to the three administrations of the VA — Health Care Administration, Benefits Administration, and Cemetery Administration. The video, produced in Alaska, may have relevance to Veterans throughout the United States who are eligible for benefits from the VA. Veterans are encouraged to make contact with the nearest VA. (Video published 07.14.16)

Tribes and Tribal health organizations now pay for health insurance for Alaska Native and American Indian people who qualify. The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) is offering Tribally-Sponsored Health Insurance in Alaska.

  • TSHIP flyer – General information, including income guidelines for eligibility
  • TSHIP FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

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.

This Sliding Fee Discount Program provides a mechanism that ensures services at the HRSA Clinics are available to all clients without regard for the person’s ability to pay. It provides a consistent and comprehensive set of eligibility guidelines for sliding fee discount management and a mechanism for collecting income level information for all patients, regardless of discount status. SEARHC’s facilities are FTCA deemed by the Federal Government.

Questions? Call 907.966.8621

If you live in one of the following HRSA clinic communities, please use the form above to enroll in the sliding fee discount program:

  • Klukwan
  • Haines
  • Kake
  • Angoon
  • Hoonah
  • Pelican
  • Tenakee
  • Klawock
  • Hydaburg
  • Thorne Bay
  • Kasaan
  • Wrangell
  • Gustavus
  • Excursion Inlet
  • Coffman Cove
  • Whale Pass
  • Naukiti
  • Edna Bay
  • Point Baker
  • Port Protection
  • Juneau (Front Street Clinic & Lemon Creek Clinic)

Services eligible for the Sliding Fee Discount Program at these HRSA Clinic Locations:

  • Primary Care
    • Immunizations
    • Screenings
    • Child wellness
    • Diagnostic Lab
    • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Pharmacy services
  • Substance Use Disorder Services (excluding opioid treatment programs)
  • Gynecology, Prenatal, and Postpartum
  • Dental
    • Basic Services
      • Exams
      • Cleaning
      • Fillings
      • Emergency Care
    • Prosthodontics
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Health
  • Optometry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology and Therapy
  • Nutrition