Located in the Maniilaq Health Center in Kotzebue, the Dental Clinic offers affordable full service dental care to tribal members and other individuals.
The Laboratory performs most of the routine lab tests requested by physicians. The Laboratory is accredited by The College of American Pathologists. Routine x-rays, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasounds, EKGs, and pulmonary function tests are provided. The program is ACR-FDA accredited and fully staffed.
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.
Staff provides a full range of medical care to Kotzebue and the eleven outlying villages. The staff includes 14 permanent providers and 6 locum providers for the majority of the year. Those staff consists of Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, & Certified Nurse-Midwives. Staff utilizes Electronic Health Care Records software that is implemented nationwide.
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, which allows 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.
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.
Full service pharmaceutical needs are addressed locally with licensed staff.
Credentialing and Privileging
Provide credentialing functions such as verifying credentials of staff. Process information in compliance with all regulatory standards that are met nationally. Maintain all records of documentation on providers. Collects and reports Performance Indicators for re-credentialing. Track certifications, licensures, and required trainings. Maintains and distributes privileges throughout the hospital.
Acute, Ambulatory, Biomedical, & Dietary Care, Nutrition Services serve as additional resources to support full-service medical coverage and education.