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BBAHC announces safety protocols for village health clinics

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Health aides will talk to patients on the phone to determine if an in-person visit is necessary. People who have in-person appointments must get tested for COVID-19, and health aides will wear full personal protective equipment when seeing patients. 

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation says its village health clinics have new safety protocols in place. It announced the changes in a news release Friday. 

 

Health aides will initially talk to patients over the phone to determine how urgent their needs are and if they require an in-person visit.

 

In-person appointments will be held in the clinic. Health aides will meet the patient outside and that person will be tested for COVID-19. In a follow up interview, the health corporation said the clinics that have health aides will use rapid tests.

Health aides will wear full personal protective equipment when responding to emergencies and for scheduled in-person appointments. 

 

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

  • Ted Stevens Airport in Anchorage

  • Dillingham Public Health Center: 907-842-5981

  • Vaccines available: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna 

  • Curyung COVID Response Center, Capstone Clinic: 907-538-4711

  • Located between the police station and Bristol Bay Campus.

  • Vaccines are available from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday – Friday

  • Vaccines available: Pfizer

  • Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation: 907-842-9440

  • Vaccinations scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Vaccines available: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna

 
COVID-19 Testing:

  • Ted Stevens Airport in Anchorage

  • Dillingham Airport, Capstone Clinic: 907-538-4711 

  • 12 - 6 p.m. Monday – Friday

  • Curyung COVID Response Center, Capstone Clinic: 907-538-4711

  • Located between the police station and Bristol Bay Campus.

  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday – Friday

  • Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation: 907-842-9440

  • Testing is prioritized for patients with symptoms.

  • If you do not have symptoms, please use one of the other sites.

This story has been updated with additional information from BBAHC: the COVID-19 tests patients are required to take before scheduled in-person visits are rapid tests.

Contact the author at izzy@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200. 

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