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Our Partners – Keeping Communities Healthy Together

August 28, 2019 by Jessica Gee


We are debuting the next short video of our series, “North Country HealthCare’s Partners.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We couldn’t do what we do without our partners in schools, hospitals, community groups, homeless shelters, churches and local businesses. Your health matters to our community partners, too. The idea for a community health center like North Country HealthCare was first birthed in 1991 when a small group of doctors and nurses, health and human service advocates and consumers worked together to establish the Flagstaff Community Free Clinic. These partners teamed up …

Serving 14 Communities Across Northern Arizona

August 22, 2019 by Jessica Gee


We are debuting the next short video of our series, “North Country HealthCare’s Locations.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We care for northern Arizona, from the White Mountains, to the Petrified Forest, to “Standin’ on a Corner” in Winslow, Arizona. The San Francisco Peaks to the Colorado River and all the way to the Grand Canyon. At North Country HealthCare, it is our mission to make healthcare accessible. That is why we are proud to serve 14 communities across northern Arizona. Our primary care offices are strategically located in medically underserved …

North Country HealthCare’s Caregivers Are Here For You

August 20, 2019 by Jessica Gee


We are debuting the next short video of our series, “North Country HealthCare’s Caregivers.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We have many caregivers: doctors, nurses and helpers of all kinds. We have many assistance programs, too. From growing up strong, to self-empowerment and special screenings, we have many programs to help support you in a journey to a healthier you. As a primary care provider, North Country HealthCare employs a team of highly-qualified caregivers whose priority it is to keep you healthy to do the things you love to do. Our …

Check Out Our New Program Eligibility Tool!

July 18, 2019 by Jessica Gee


North Country HealthCare’s new Program Eligibility Tool is a free resource to help the community find out what assistance programs they may qualify for. North Country HealthCare just launched its new program eligibility tool, which allows anyone to easily pre-screen their eligibility for assistance programs offered by North Country HealthCare and various state and federal programs. This free tool can be accessed using the “Program Eligibility” link on the homepage at northcountryhealthcare.org. Once there, users will enter basic information for themselves, a child, or another person. After answering a short series of questions, a results page will appear, displaying which …

Our Next Short Video, “We Won’t Turn You Away!”

July 4, 2019 by Jessica Gee


We recently shared the first video in our series of ten short videos that explain all about North Country HealthCare. The second video highlights something that makes us unique as a community health center – we won’t turn you away based on your ability to pay. Check it out! North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We won’t turn you away based on your ability to pay. There are several payment options to get you healthy and on your way. We accept insurance through your employer, or a government program like Medicare or …

Check Out Our New Short Videos!

June 17, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Today we are rolling the first video in our series of ten short videos that explain all about North Country HealthCare. The first video focuses on who we are and who we care for. Check it out! North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We care for those who are very sick, not so sick, and those who aren’t sick at all. We help people stay healthy! North Country HealthCare is the primary community health center in the area. In 1991, a small group of doctors and nurses, health and human service representatives …

Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Transgender Patients

June 17, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Many transgender people face barriers to utilizing basic primary and preventive healthcare. Social awareness and acceptance of transgender individuals has increased over the past decade. Yet transgender people often face barriers to finding and utilizing healthcare – even basic primary care and preventive care. Many transgender individuals have postponed medical care because of discrimination, been subject to verbal harassment, or have even been denied healthcare because of their gender identity. Providing a holistic, respectful and welcoming healthcare experience for all patients, not just transgender patients, is an essential component of good medicine and the health of our communities. Preventive medicine, …

North Country HealthCare Addresses Doctor Shortage in Northern AZ

June 7, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Seven ATSU-SOMA students graduated from medical school last May. Right now Arizona needs an additional 605 primary care physicians to address its shortage of health professionals, according to the 2019 State Health Assessment, released last month by the Arizona Department of Health Services. In fact, Arizona is ranked 38th in the nation in the number of primary care providers per 100,000 population. Not having access to a primary care provider makes routine check-ups and ongoing care difficult to obtain, and has a negative impact on the quality of life of Arizona’s most vulnerable communities. Access to care is especially dire …

$750K Included in State Budget for North Country HealthCare Graduate Medical Education

June 4, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Residents will be trained at North Country HealthCare’s Flagstaff – 4th Street location, as well as throughout northern Arizona. North Country HealthCare learned last Tuesday that Arizona senators included $750K in the state budget to help fund North Country HealthCare’s family medicine residency program. Recruitment for its inaugural class will begin this summer, with the first four residents beginning the program in July 2020. Funding from the state is essential for the initiation of the residency program, which has limited resources due to its unique nature as a community health center-based program. The North Country HealthCare Family Medicine Residency Program …

Graduate Medical Education Funding Goes Unaddressed in (Leaked) State Budget

May 22, 2019 by Jessica Gee


Including graduate medical education in the state budget would create more healthcare jobs in AZ. North Country HealthCare is disappointed to learn today, after insiders leaked the state House budget, that funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) is excluded. North Country HealthCare has an accredited family residency program ready to recruit and start its first class. The residency program was initiated to address the primary care provider shortage in northern Arizona. With the rate at which Arizona’s population is growing, we will be facing even more extreme shortages in accessing timely and specialty health professionals in the future. The Physician …

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