SEWARD, Alaska – The City of Seward and the Seward CHC Board of Directors were recently awarded a 330 federal grant to open and operate a federally funded community health center. Under the 330 Public Law, community health centers provide all required primary, preventive, enabling health services and additional health services as appropriate and necessary, either directly or through established written arrangements and referrals, additionally community health centers provide services at times that assure accessibility and meet theneeds of the population to be served.
The new Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) will operate out of the space in the hospital currently being used by Providence’s clinic. The clinic which Providence Hospitaloperates in Seward will close its doors on February 14, 2014, per the request of the City and the SCHC Board of Directors so that the new Seward Community Health Center can renovate the space and begin seeing patients with a tentative start date of February 26, 2014.
Patients wishing to be seen at the new Seward Community Health Center can begin calling for appointments on February 15, 2014. If you intend to become a registered patient atthe new health center you may request your medical records from your current provider and have them sent to SCHC, PO Box 2895, Seward, AK or bring them with you to your firstvisit.
Patients may email the Interim Executive Director, Sharon Montagnino at firstname.lastname@example.org.