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A harmful algae bloom was found this summer in clams 70 miles north of St. Lawrence Island and 50 miles north of Cape Lisburne. This algae had high concentrations of a toxin that is unsafe for human consumption. Consuming shellfish, and possibly marine mammals that have ingested this algae can cause Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP). Read More
Norton Sound Health Corporation’s primary care system (care delivered in the outpatient clinic setting) was recognized as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in 2017 by the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). Please read the information below to better understand how your ongoing care, as well as your preventive care, will continue to be coordinated Read More
Terms and conditions do apply. Please contact the CAMP Department with inquiries. You can also find more information below. Find the inReach Rental Agreement here Find the inReach Release Form here Find the Wilderness Trip Plan Form here
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Acupuncture Treatments Come to NSHC Led by Primary Care Medical Director, Dr. Gary Kulka, NSHC began offering acupuncture treatments in May of this year. Dr. Kulka explained there are different types of acupuncture: longer needles in different parts of the body, small needles in the ear, and even electro-acupuncture, in which electricity runs through Read More
Traditional Teachings of Safe Food Preservation (appeared in Kaniqsirugut News No. 70) Foodborne botulism is nothing new to the people of northwest Alaska. Through public awareness campaigns and increased availability of the antitoxin treatment, fatalities from the life-threatening illness have been on the decline. Yet sometimes, serious cases still crop up, even Read More
Complete the NSHC Community Health Needs Assessment to provide advice on how NSHC is doing and how it can better help your community. Anyone who completes the survey by September 1, 2019 will be entered to win one of two 40,000-mile Alaska Airlines tickets! Head to: tinyurl.com/nshc-chna
Norton Sound Health Corporation and Nome Arts Council have organized the Seals on Parade event! Eighty-seven seal cut-outs have been decorated by local artists and posted up through out town. You can find a walking tour map of all the seals here. Complete the walk, checking off the seals you see as you go, and Read More
Press Release: Governor’s vetoes pose serious threats to health care services and quality of life Norton Sound Health Corporation is responding to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s recently announced $440 million in budget cuts by strongly urging the Alaska Legislature to fully override the governor’s vetoes. The budget vetoes included $83 million in cuts to the Medicaid Read More