Bethel Family Clinic Medical Services:

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the disease COVID 19.  A wide variety of symptoms have been reported for those who become infected with SARS-CoV-2.  These symptoms can take 2-14 days to appear after exposure.  Viral shedding can take place during the time there are no symptoms potentially infecting others.  Symptoms may include:

  1. Cough
  2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  3. Fever
  4. Chills
  5. Repeated shaking with chills
  6. Muscle pain
  7. Headache
  8. Sore throat
  9. New loss of taste or smell

Protecting yourself and your family:

  1. Hand washing please view the CDC hand washing video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZw4Ga3jg3E&feature=youtu.be

  1. Avoid close contact maintain at least a 6 feet distance
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering
  3. Cover coughs and sneezes
  4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks)

 

If you should have any questions about the above information, believe you have been exposed or are experiencing any of the above symptoms please Bethel Family Clinic at 543-3773 prior to coming to the clinic to avoid further spreading of the disease.

Early Closure 5/1/2020

Attention, Bethel Family Clinic will be closing early today at 4pm. We are taking measures to prepare for flooding which will result in our computer system being down. We apologize for any inconvenience. We plan to have regular hours of operation next week!

Behavioral Health Resources from Wellness Wednesday on KYUK

Listen to Wellness Wednesday here: https://www.kyuk.org/programs/wellness-wednesday
Crisis/ Emergency Resources:
YKHC Crisis Response:  907-543-6499 or 1-844-543-6499
Tundra Women’s Coalition: 1-800-478-7799
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Local Behavioral Health Resources:
Bethel Family Clinic: 907-543-9860
YKHC Behavioral Health Outpatient: 907-543-6100
LKSD School Social Work Department: 907-545-4429
Tundra Women’s Coalition: 907-543-3444
 
Stress Management Apps:
Insight timer app:   https://insighttimer.com/
There is hope. Here are a few Behavioral Health Tips for managing difficult times:
1. Create a schedule or routine
2. Connect with others
3. Get outside
4. Exercise
5. Meal plan
6. Play
7. Savor the quiet time
8. Stay informed, but avoid obsessing
9. Find gratitude
10. Breathe
Top 5 ways to support loved ones who are struggling:
1. Listen.
2. Just be there.
3. Accept that you may not have the answer, offering compassion is often more helpful than advice.
4. If it feels more than you can handle, suggest outside support, counseling or community groups.

Bethel Family Clinic and Covid-19 Updates

Please continue to check our website regularly for changes in services and updates during this time.

Medical Clinic:

Bethel Family Clinic is continuing medical services and appointments as normal, if you wish to schedule an appointment please call 907-543-3773.

If you are experiencing any or all of the COVID 19 symptoms (cough, fever, trouble breathing) or believe you have been in close contact with anyone whom has tested positive please call Bethel Family Clinic Medical before coming to the clinic.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911 immediately.

Dental Clinic:

Bethel Family Clinic has temporarily discontinued dental services dues to Covid-19. The State of Alaska has mandated that all elective dental procedures be postponed for one month starting on 3/21/2020. Bethel Family Clinic Dental has opted to postpone all dental services during this time.

If you have a dental emergency, please call YKHC Dental at 907-543-6229 as they are continuing to provide emergency services at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you and your families stay safe and healthy. If you wish to speak with the BFC Dental office manager please call 907-545-3996.

Behavioral Health:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bethel Family Clinic Behavioral Health Services is transitioning to the use of telehealth to serve all clients.

To schedule a behavioral health appointment or for non-emergency behavioral health questions, please contact our Case Manager at 907-545-5210.

If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, please contact the YKHC Crisis Response at 907-543-6499 or 1-844-543-6499.