Yakutat Community Health Center

PO Box 112

Yakutat, AK  99689

907-784-3275

907-784-3263 (fax)

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

This Health center receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.  For more information, please see http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

Clinic is closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.

Behavioral Health appointments may be available on Saturdays by appointment.

About Us

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Opening Hours:

9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

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The Yakutat Community Health Center (YCHC)  is owned and operated by the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, a federally recognized tribe, and receives P.L. 93-638 funding through the Alaska Tribal Health Compact and the Health Resource Services Agency (HRSA).  The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe assumed management of the Health Center from Yak-Tat Kwaan, Inc., in 1997.

It is the policy of Yakutat Community Health Center to make health care affordable by offering a sliding scale discount to patients who qualify based on family size and income level in accordance with the Federal Poverty Guidelines as published and updated annually in the Federal Register. According to this policy, patients are responsible for the payment of minimum charges or discounted charges after the discount has been taken.  To see if you qualify for a discounted rate, please download and complete our Sliding Fee Application.

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Our Past, Our Present, Our Future

Our Past:
Our Present:

“We serve all members of the community regardless of

Tribal enrollment status or ability to pay.”

 

 As a HRSA grantee, we are a Federally Qualified Health Center which means:

  • We offer services to all persons, regardless of the person’s ability to pay

  • We offer a sliding fee discount program

  • We are a nonprofit public organization

  • We serve a medically underserved area or population

  • We provide comprehensive primary care services

  • We have an ongoing quality assurance program

  •  We serve all members of the community regardless of Tribal enrollment status or ability to pay

Our Future:

The YCHC is committed to providing quality care and we continue to expand our services whenever possible.  Our future plans include:

  • Behavioral Healthcare Center Accreditation

 

The YCHC began offering behavioral health and substance abuse counseling services 2016; less than a year later we began offering counseling services within the Yakutat school system (Native Connections Project).  Our next goal is to obtain accreditation as a Behavioral Health Center through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).  CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation will demonstrate YCHC’s commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. For more information on CARF, visit www.carf.org.

 

  • New Health Center facility

 

In 2014 the YCHC submitted a proposal to Indian Health Services (IHS) for a Joint Venture Construction Program (JVCP) contract for a new clinic. Of the thirty-seven applications received, only thirteen Tribes were invited to submit a more comprehensive final application for further review and ranking. The Yakutat Community Health Center was one of the thirteen tribes invited to submit a final proposal, and was one of only seven tribes awarded. 

 

Under this joint venture agreement, YCHC will finance the construction of the new clinic facility, while Indian Health Services will cover the cost of personnel, and facility operations and maintenance for the next 20 years.

 

YCHC and YTT have been working diligently on obtaining funding for the facility. YTT has been awarded $1 million in capital funding through the HRSA HIIP program.  Other possible funding sources include obtaining a USDA loan, a BIA loan guarantee, federal grants including ICDBG, as well as foundation grants.

 

A site has been selected and site control is in process. The City and Borough of Yakutat is transferring ownership of a 2.5 acre parcel of land to YTT at no cost. Final recording of the transfer should occur in the next month or two. It is hoped that the organization will have all funding lined up and will be ready to move forward with the project in 2017.  This project will create a facility specifically designed for health care services and will provide funding to hire additional medical providers enabling this YCHC to expand services. It is anticipated that the project will not be completed till April 2019, due to construction and logistics issues unique to Alaska.