Bethel Public Health Center
The Bethel Public Health Center provides services to Bethel and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region. The health center is staffed by a Nurse Manager (PHN IV), itinerant Public Health Nurses (PHN III) and Bethel Clinic Team, which consists of a Team Leader (PHN III), Public Health Nurses (PHN I/II), and clinic nurse (Nurse II). Support staff includes Office Assistants (OA I/OA II) and supervisor (OA IV).
Bethel PHC collaborates with partners in coordinating local health fairs, emergency preparedness exercises, and various health promotion and community awareness activities, including Wellness Wednesday Radio Shows on local radio network, KYUK. Bethel Public Health Center also covers a large number of communities in the surrounding area to provide both individual- and community-based services (Services). The 48 communities currently served by Bethel PHC include:
Public health nursing plays a major role in infectious disease surveillance and investigation. We partner with State of Alaska Epidemiology through local public health nursing case investigations of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), foodborne illnesses and other reportable diseases such as giardiasis.
Each clinic visit, we also offer individual screenings and referrals for domestic/interpersonal violence, healthy lifestyle, and alcohol use risk.
Scheduling and Fees
Please call (907) 543-2110 to schedule an appointment. Fees are assessed for all public health nursing services. We have a sliding scale based on family size and income; no one is turned away for inability to pay. Registration forms are available to fill out ahead of your appointment.
The Bethel Public Health Center has the following services readily available; others may be available upon request:
*Pregnancy testing and contraception is provided at this health center; other reproductive health services may be available via referral. Please call 907-543-2110
Page updated June 30, 2016