Call Before Seeking Care

If you or someone in your household has respiratory symptoms, before seeking care call your local village clinic or in Bethel call the COVID-19 hotline at 543-6949. The COVID-19 hotline is staffed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation, commonly referred to as YKHC, is a Tribal Organization that administers a comprehensive healthcare delivery system for 58 rural communities in southwest Alaska. 

Each of the communities in our service area is home to a federally-recognized Tribe, whose governing council has authorized YKHC to provide health services on behalf of the federal Indian Health Service (IHS). 

YKHC’s healthcare delivery system includes community clinics, sub-regional clinics in five of the area’s larger communities, a regional hospital, dental and optometry services, behavioral health services, substance abuse counseling and treatment, health promotion and disease prevention programs, and environmental health services.

Gold Seal Certified

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.​

12 hours ago

Effective Saturday, June 19, YKHC will no longer offer COVID-19 testing at the Alaska Airline terminal in Bethel. This change is being made due to decreased demand for testing at the airport. All other Bethel testing locations and hours remain the same.Walk-in COVID-19 Binax testing is available on the first floor of the hospital in Bethel between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patients should enter through the main hospital doors (not the emergency room entrance) and indicate they are interested in a COVID test. “Close contacts” and people showing symptoms of COVID-19 can schedule testing by calling 543-6949. In villages, please call your local clinic.YKHC strongly recommends unvaccinated people test and/or quarantine after travel. There are two options for quarantine—a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on day 6 and day 7 OR a 10-day quarantine with no test required. The earliest an unvaccinated person should return to work with two negative tests would be on day 8 following their last day of exposure, or day 11 with no test. Other local travel or quarantine restrictions must also be followed. Fully vaccinated people do not need to test after travel unless they develop symptoms of COVID-19. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask at all times in airports and while traveling in a plane, taxi or other form of public transportation.To sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine, fill out the survey at tinyurl.com/y7reeyst or call 800-478-6599. ... See MoreSee Less

16 hours ago

You should get vaccinated against COVID-19 even if you already tested positive, according to YKHC’s Chief of Staff Ellen Hodges. “Immunity from the vaccine is likely to last longer than immunity from having the disease and protects you against other variants that can have more severe health consequences,” Dr. Hodges said. “When you are vaccinated, you are unlikely to spread COVID-19 to others in your family and community who may be more vulnerable to the virus.”If you have any questions, speak with your healthcare provider, who is the best person to help you decide if you should get the COVID-19 vaccine. To sign up, fill out the survey at tinyurl.com/y7reeyst or call 800-478-6599. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

During the week of June 5-11, YKHC reported seven new cases of COVID-19 in the YK Delta.The 7 were residents in:Atmautluak (1)Chevak (1)Hooper Bay (2)Kipnuk (2)Nunam Iqua (1)To read the full case statements, which are posted the day the positive COVID-19 case is announced, visit our website: www.ykhc.org/ykhc-news/.Counts of COVID-19 cases of residents and visitors in the YK Delta are updated daily on our COVID-19 dashboard at www.ykhc.org/covid-19/. ... See MoreSee Less