In 2000, Southcentral Foundation became the first major health care provider in Alaska — and one of the first in the nation — to offer same-day access to quality medical care in most departments.
Your primary care provider and their team includes a medical assistant, a full-time RN case manager who focuses on care coordination, and a case management support who will schedule your appointments. Additionally, new members can be added to or subtracted from your team as your health care needs change. For example, your RN case manager can refer you to a pharmacist, nurse midwife, chiropractor, and other specialists.
SCF offers a full range of primary care services, including:
- Acute and chronic disease treatment
- Preventive care
- Same day appointments
- Minor surgery
- Lab and X-ray
- Social services
- Behavioral health screenings and brief interventions
- Maternity care
- Lactation services
- Palliative care
- Pain management
With SCF’s balanced commitment of high-quality services, family wellness, and shared responsibility, the organization depends on more than just Indian Health Service (IHS) funding. In addition to private insurance, there are other family health resources you may qualify for, such as Medicaid, Denali KidCare, Under 21 Medicaid, Social Security, Medicare, and Disability. Please visit the Family Health Resources page for more information.
To make an appointment, call your provider or log in to MyHealth. Using MyHealth also allows you to see your electronic health record.
SCF manages multiple community health centers in Alaska. Health centers are community-based and customer-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also offer integrated access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services. Health centers deliver care to the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and veterans.
Federally Qualified Health Centers are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. They must meet a stringent set of requirements, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients.