Traditional Healing

The Traditional Healing Clinic provides traditional Alaska Native approaches to health in an outpatient setting in conjunction with other services offered at Southcentral Foundation.

Tribal doctors assist people of all ages with practices such as Healing Hands, Culturally-sensitive supportive counseling, Cleansing, Healing Touch, Talking Circles, prayer, songs, dances and consultations with Elders.

In addition, there is an Alaska Native Traditional Healing Garden. As a teaching garden, the majority of these plants are native to Alaska. For thousands of years, these plants have nourished and healed our people. We believe that everything was put on this earth for a purpose.

Our healing garden allows us to demonstrate traditional healing plants that have been used for generations.

Combining traditional Alaska Native healing techniques with modern medicine to incorporate Alaska Native values, beliefs and practices for the ultimate benefit of customer-owners.

Specialty Services

Eligible customer-owners should ask their primary care provider for a referral to the Traditional Healing Clinic.

Contact Us
(907) 729-4958
Toll free: (800) 478-3343
Fax: (907) 729-5238
4320 Diplomacy Drive, Suite 1010
Anchorage, AK 99508

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

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Southcentral Foundation Traditional Healing was a recipient of the 2011 Indian Health Service Director's Special Recognition Award.


From left to right: Southcentral Foundation President/CEO Katherine Gottlieb, SCF Tribal Doctor Lisa Dolchok, U.S. Indian Health Service director Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, SCF Director of Tribal Relations and Traditional Healing
Dr. Ted Mala, and SCF Manager of Traditional Healing Buz Daney.