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Crisis Spurs Collaboration at North Country HealthCare

May 5, 2020 by Jessica Gee


As a healthcare provider to over 55,000 patients across northern Arizona, North Country HealthCare has had to respond quickly and creatively to the COVID-19 pandemic. Providers and staff have drawn upon personal connections, partnering with local businesses in order to access critical supplies. Like the rest of the world, Flagstaff’s medical community has faced shortages of medical equipment – like masks and hand sanitizer – needed to care for northern Arizonans. A personal connection brings isopropyl alcohol One item in short supply across the country is isopropyl alcohol, which can be used to sanitize objects, such as reusable personal protective …

North Country HealthCare’s Patient Experience

May 4, 2020 by Jessica Gee


We are debuting the next short video of our series, “North Country HealthCare’s Patient Experience.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. Your experience at North Country HealthCare is a top priority. We want it to be a positive one. We capture feedback from our patients in many ways – we take what you say to our leadership, so they can make changes that are right for you. At North Country HealthCare, we want our patients and their family members to have an excellent experience from the moment they schedule their appointment. It’s …

North Country HealthCare Receives $35,000 from Delta Dental of Arizona

April 29, 2020 by Jessica Gee


The funds provided by Delta Dental of Arizona will be used for primary care services. Community health centers across Arizona are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide care for underserved and uninsured populations. As a healthcare partner and the largest dental benefits provider in the state, Delta Dental of Arizona continually reinforces the connection between oral health and overall health. To help support these patients in this unprecedented time, Delta Dental of Arizona, through its foundation, is donating $500,000 to the 23 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across the state. North Country HealthCare will receive $35,000 …

North Country HealthCare Launches Virtual Appointments

April 20, 2020 by Jessica Gee


North Country HealthCare is now offering virtual visits – allowing patients to receive care from the comfort of their home. North Country HealthCare has launched virtual healthcare appointments, as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. Individuals who are experiencing flu-like symptoms will use North Country HealthCare’s online symptom checker tool to indicate what symptoms they are currently experiencing. They can then request a 15-minute, online appointment with a North Country HealthCare provider by calling the hotline number provided after they complete the symptom checker tool. North Country HealthCare’s CEO Dr. Anne Newland and her team of highly-skilled providers decided to …

HRSA Announces It Will Fund Family Medicine Residency Program

November 22, 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 received notice last week that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will fund its family medicine residency program, in the amount of $5.4 million over four years, providing vital funds to sustain the residency program. North Country HealthCare’s residency program will begin training four residents in July 2020. HRSA’s funding will come from their Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. HRSA will award North Country HealthCare $150,000 per year for each resident trained. As a …

National Rural Health Day 2019

November 21, 2019 by Sam Hipolito


2019 NAHEC immersion Every year the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) recognizes the third Thursday in November as National Rural Health Day. Today, November 21, 2019 we join in to celebrate rural communities and the providers that care for them. According to the NOSORH, National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. This day also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare …

Well Woman HealthCheck Programs Patient of the Month

October 29, 2019 by Sam Hipolito


Josie and Maribel North Country HealthCare’s Well Woman HealthCheck program helps low-income, uninsured and underinsured women (like Maribel) gain access to age-appropriate breast and cervical cancer screening, as well as diagnostic services including clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap & HPV tests, and pelvic exams. Maribel first started coming to North Country HealthCare in 2013 for care. When Maribel became a patient, she was told about the Well Woman HealthCheck Program through her provider and was encouraged to see if she was eligible for screenings. This is where Maribel’s journey with the Well Woman HealthCheck team started. Luckily, Maribel was eligible …

Raising Awareness on Behavioral Health

October 11, 2019 by Sam Hipolito


Dr. Bennett Edgerly with the North Country HealthCare Fourth St. East Clinic Team. Several colleagues from North Country participated in Flagstaff’s 3rd annual American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) at Buffalo Park on Saturday October 5th. The walk, called the “Out of the Darkness Walk” is a community-based event that brings together friends, family, and supporters of those effected by suicide to raise awareness of suicide prevention, supporting others who have survived suicide, and to raise funds that support suicide prevention resources. Dr. Bennett Edgerly who was the emcee for the event says he was “honored to play a part” …

Teaching Health Centers

September 13, 2019 by Sam Hipolito


We are debuting the next short video of our series, “North Country HealthCare’s Teaching Health Centers.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We are a teaching health center and are committed to training the next generation of health professionals. When medical students train in community health centers, they live and work where you do, too. You never know, they might be your doctor someday soon!  An Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is a federal model to improve the health of communities through better access to care. AHECs work to address the maldistribution …

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 …

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