This year’s Open Enrollment runs from November 1 – December 15, 2017. Health insurance plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018. After December 15, you can enroll in 2018 health insurance only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Staff at Seward Community Health Center can help […]
Station tours, free food, fire safety activities for kids and adults, AND live fire demonstrations at 1:00 and 2:00 pm!
FREE flu shots – no appointment needed!
By Dr. Ross Van Camp, Seward Community Health Center In the five years before 2016 there were one or less mumps cases diagnosed in Alaska. In July 2016, two cases were diagnosed in the Fairbanks area. In 2017 there have already been eight cases diagnosed, most in the Anchorage area. […]
Starting June 17, Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) will be open on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm this summer. The new schedule comes on the heels of Executive Director Craig Ambrosiani’s first day on May 1. SCHC’s founding Executive Director, Patrick Linton, retired at the end of April. […]
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the age of 15 and 35 years old, but can attack males of any age. Approximately 1 in 250 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with testicular cancer each year – that’s about 8,500 men. This cancer is not […]
On Monday, October 31, Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) will be implementing a shared electronic health record (EHR) system known as Epic. Epic is the same EHR system used by Providence Health and Services including Providence Seward Medical and Care Center. Epic is one of the most highly rated EHR […]
The Back-to-School Healthy Campaign, hosted by Seward Community Health Center (SCHC), is a collaborative effort of community organizations, businesses, and practitioners coming together to ensure a brighter, safer, healthier future for our children. Now in its third year, this successful campaign has provided backpacks and school supplies to over 400 […]
The Alaska SeaLife Center’s 18th Annual 5K Wildlife Rescue Run & Walk will be held this Saturday, August 6, and the Center is in need of volunteers to help with race traffic control and water stations. This fun, family-friendly event brings locals and visitors together around a common cause: the […]
Seward Community Health Center is offering sports physicals at the special price of $25 on August 11 & 15. To schedule your physical, download the KPBSD Sports Physical Form and fax it to 907-224-8501 by August 5.
Seward Community Health Center will be hosting a Lunch & Learn educational session on Nutrition on Tuesday, March 8 from 12-1 pm at the SCHC Phoenix Room at 417 First Avenue. Bring your lunch and curiosity for an engaging discussion on what you can do to make improvements to your daily […]
Heart disease and stroke are major causes of death and disability in Alaska. Our knowledge about preventing and treating these diseases continues to increase. Detecting the risk factors in your life and making positive changes can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke as well as improve your health […]
Bring your lunch and join us January 19 from 12-1 pm for our first monthly Lunch & Learn! Starting in February these will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, each one focusing on a different health-related topic. For more information, call Caitlin Mackenna, RN, at 907-224-2273. www.sewardhealthcenter.org […]
Colorectal cancer kills over 80 Alaskans every year, but it can usually be prevented with proper screening and treatment. The staff at Seward Community Health Center are ready to help prevent colon cancer in the Seward area. Colorectal cancer usually starts as a growth from the lining inside the colon […]
Community-Based Participatory Research in the Arctic: Sources of Environmental Contaminants on St. Lawrence Island
Tuesday, November 10, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (teleconference) Sign up Join scientists and community representatives for a discussion of exposure-assessment projects that have been conducted on St. Lawrence Island in response to community concerns over increases in the levels of cancers, reproductive problems, and thyroid disease on the island. […]
Seward Community Health Center (SCHC) is pleased to announce that Jeanette Nienaber, a licensed and certified Physician Assistant (PA), has recently joined its staff as a permanent medical provider and member of the community. Jeanette, who started at the Health Center on August 31, is seeing both new and established […]
Men 65 to 75 years old who have smoked over 100 cigarettes in their lifetime should be screened to prevent death from the rupture of their abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the body and is about the size of a garden hose. With age the […]