YKHC Dental Resuming All Services

On April 15, Governor Dunleavy issued health mandate 15 that outlines how healthcare providers can begin to resume routine services. Included in this mandate are provisions for routine dental operations across the state to start to resume.

Beginning May 4, YKHC Dental is able to resume all elective procedures, including procedures that generate aerosols. To protect customers and staff, health mandate 15 requires a negative COVID-19 test in the 48 hours before a dental procedure that generates aerosols.

With our expanded testing capacity, YKHC is able to test all dental customers scheduled for procedures that generate aerosols. When scheduling an aerosol-generating procedure, dental customers will be referred to testing at YKHC’s drive-through testing site in the hospital parking lot. Once a negative test result is received, you will able to visit the dental clinic for your appointment.

Like all YKHC employees, dental staff receive daily health screenings and are required to quarantine for 14 days upon return from any travel. YKHC Employee Health is closely monitoring any reports of employees with questionable symptoms to ensure our customers and employees are safe while in our facilities.

Process for Scheduling a Routine Exam or Cleaning

  1. Call YKHC Dental at 543-6229.
  2. Dental staff will screen you for symptoms and other COVID-19 risk factors, including:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever
    • Close contact with a known positive COVID-19 individual
  3. If you are showing no symptoms of COVID-19 and do not meet any risk factors, dental staff will refer you for COVID-19 testing.
  4. Be tested for COVID-19. Your testing appointment will happen in the 48 hours leading up to your appointment.
  5. When you arrive for your appointment, hospital staff will screen you for any respiratory symptom.
  6. Proceed to dental for your exam or cleaning.

Patients scheduling exams and cleanings that do not generate aerosols will not be required to be tested prior to their appointment.

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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

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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.

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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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