Community Lockdown Advisory Update

YKHC released an updated lockdown advisory which helps communities identify when it would be safe to begin lifting COVID-19-related, communitywide restrictions. The new advisory can be found at https://www.ykhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/022521-lockdown-guidance.pdf.

The new guidelines are based on recommendations from the State and CDC, stakeholder feedback and the availability of vaccines.

Recommendations for lifting restrictions vary based on the level of community transmission of COVID-19 in the area. Levels of transmission are established based on multiple indicators: 

  • Total new cases in the past 7 days,
  • Percentage of positive tests during the past 7 days
  • Percentage of eligible population that has been vaccinated, 
  • Households in the same sub-regional area with positive cases in the past 7 days
  • Contact tracing of local cases

To safely lift lockdown restrictions, all community members must be practicing proper precautions, such as proper mask wearing, physical distancing, proper quarantine practices, small social circles, regular screening tests and good ventilation. YKHC encourages all eligible people in the community to be vaccinated. (To request a vaccination appointment, please submit a vaccine application online at https://tinyurl.com/y7reeyst. Residents without internet can call OEH at 800-478-6599 or 543- 6420 M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The new advisory includes specific recommendations for lifting lockdown based on COVID-19 transmission levels. To review the recommendations, visit https://www.ykhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/022521-lockdown-guidance.pdf.

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COVID-19: Call Before Seeking Care

If you have symptoms like a fever, cough or shortness of breath, do not go to your village clinic and do not go to the Emergency Room in Bethel. Instead, call your village clinic, or in Bethel, call 543-6949.

Contact YKHC

YUKON-KUSKOKWIM HEALTH CORPORATION 

Box 528, Bethel, Alaska 99559

Phone: 907-543-6000
YKHC Medicaid Travel: 907-543-6625
Email: info@ykhc.org
Media Inquiries: publicrelations@ykhc.org

ACCESS YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION 

myYKHealth is an online portal that allows our customers to view medical information and connect with their care team.

To enroll in MyYKHealth or if you have questions about MyYKHealth, call MyYKHealth Enrollment Specialist at 907-543-6947 or Registration at 907-543-6315 or email MyYKHealthEnroll@ykhc.org.

RESOURCE LIBRARY

Visit the Resource Library to view issues of the Messenger, YKHC publications, provider resources, referral forms, financial statements, retail store and release forms.

Schedule an Appointment

BETHEL OUTPATIENT CLINICS

Bethel or a cell phone:
907-543-6442

Landline or phone outside Bethel:
1-800-478-3321 ext 6442

DENTAL CLINIC
907-543-6229

OPTOMETRY CLINIC
907-543-6336

SUB-REGIONAL CLINICS
Aniak     675-4556
Emmonak     949-3500 
Hooper Bay     758-3500
St. Mary’s      438-3500 
Toksook Bay    427-3500 

In order to ensure we offer timely appointments to all of our patients, we ask customers to register 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are unable to keep or make your appointment, please call YKHC Scheduling to cancel or reschedule.

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