Located in the Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue, the Dental Clinic offers affordable full service dental care to tribal members and other individuals.
Comprehensive eye care and screening for the tribal members and other individuals including therapeutic medications and procedures for detection of eye diseases.
The Laboratory performs most of the routine lab tests requested by physicians. The Laboratory is accredited by The College of American Pathologists.
Staff rovides a full range of medical care to Kotzebue and the eleven outlying villages.
Staff may use telemedicine technology to diagnose and treat patients in outlying villages. Using a computer telemedicine unit, a community health aide (CHAP) can take digital pictures of eardrums, rashes, and wounds and send to physicians in Kotzebue for review. The department also uses live video conferencing, allowing providers in Kotzebue to directly view critically ill or injured patients. The images provide additional information that can be very helpful in making long-distance diagnoses and improving the care of village patients.
Patient Social Services / Translation
Staff helps patients with interpretation, referrals, and financial assistance and acquiring Durable Medical Equipment, as well as elder transportation, and Funeral arrangements when needed. This department refers patients to other programs such as the Maniilaq Recovery Center, Legal Aid, Public Assistance and others as well as offering spiritual support for patients with medical concerns, grief over illness and death, substance abuse, domestic violence and more.
Full service pharmaceutical needs are addressed locally with licensed staff. Routine x-ray and fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, EKGs, and pulmonary function tests. The program is ACR-FDA accredited and fully staffed.
Acute, Ambulatory, Biomedical, & Dietary Care, Nutrition Services serve as additional resources to support full-service medical coverage and education.
Implemented in 2002, this health treatment option provides alternatives to help tribal members and other individuals to return to normal life after illnesses or trauma.