Primary Care Services
(Provides IHS Services to Atka, Nikolski, St. George, and Unalaska and IHS/HRSA 330 CHC Services to Atka, Nikolski, & St. George)
PRIMARY CARE SERVICES DIVISION
Assures our tribal members and Community Veterans receive quality primary health, emergency services, case management, access to care, home health monitoring for chronic patients, and specialty clinic care (dental, optometry, diabetes, etc.) visits.
The Oonalaska Wellness Center (OWC) in Unalaska is staffed with a mid-level provider, regional medical director while our health clinics in Atka and Nikolski share a mid-level provider and CHA/P. The St. George Health Center is staffed with a mid-level as well as CHA/P. APIA’s Belkofski Tribal members services are provided by the King Cove Clinic (Eastern Aleutian Tribes). The Atka, Nikolski, and St. George Health Centers are designated HRSA Community Health Centers and provide primary and emergency services regardless of race or ability to pay. This division also ensures facilities are safe and compliant. Contact your local clinic or Jessica for access to services.
ORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Regular scheduled/funded oral health services are provided to our communities through the Southcentral Foundation who receives the Indian Health Services funding to perform dental in our communities on our behalf. In house oral health services are provided to the region via an itinerant contract dentist when funding allows. Our villages receive a wide range of dental services including prevention, comprehensive dental treatment, case management and referral, and patient education and outreach. For Emergency Dental needs for APIA villages above and beyond what can be accomplished on-site emergency care can be contracted. In the communities of Atka, Nikolski, and St George dental services should be available to all regardless of race or ability to pay due to its HRSA Community Health Center funding and designation. Contact your local clinic or Jessica for access to services.
APIA members also receive other specialty services on an as needed and qualified basis. We strive to provide services as close to home as possible to assure access to care. This includes: women’s health, optometry, diabetes and wellness education, orthopedics, etc. With direct coordination with the patients’ medical home; individual care is coordinated and facilitated. If it is related to medical, please contact your local clinic or Jessica for access.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
Administers a grant awarded by the State of Alaska to provide community-based training as well as EMS-related supplies and equipment on a funds available basis. Contact your local EMS lead for volunteer and training information.
COMMUNITY HEALTH AIDE TRAINING
Administers a grant awarded by the State of Alaska to provide training and development for APIA Health Aides to all five of our sites.