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We Keep Kids Smiling with Affordable Pediatric Dental Care Services

05/29/2024 by Taylor Holston
pediatric dental patient pointing to her teeth and smiling

We’re celebrating National Dental Care Month this May at North Country HealthCare! We believe SO much in the critical role that preventative pediatric dental care plays. Not only does it increase oral health and overall health, but it also increases coRead on…

Awareness to Action: North Country HealthCare’s Fight Against Hepatitis C

05/13/2024 by Taylor Holston

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, which is the perfect time to shed a little more light on this often misunderstood virus. Hepatitis C is a liver infection that can range from a mild illness that lasts a few weeks to a serious, lifelong condition. UndeRead on…

Embracing Healing and Awareness: NACASA’s Canvas of Courage Event

04/16/2024 by Taylor Holston

Last week, Northern Arizona residents embraced healing and self-care during NACASA’s Canvas of Courage event for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April. The NACASA team transformed the Museum of Contemporary Art Flagstaff event space into aRead on…

FIT at 45: Breaking Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screenings in Northern Arizona

03/25/2024 by Kari Perlewitz
Happy senior man talking to nurse at reception desk in the hospital.

In early 2023, North Country HealthCare received grant funding to develop the FIT at 45 program. This program offers no-cost colorectal cancer screenings to qualified patients. In this post, we will outline how the program works, what it covers, and whRead on…

Support North Country HealthCare During Arizona Gives Day 2024

03/21/2024 by Kari Perlewitz

Every year, Arizona Gives Day — an initiative of AZ Impact for Good — brings together individuals and communities across the state to support local nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 2013, AZ Impact for Good has raised nearly $42 million fRead on…

Brighter Smiles for a Brighter Future: North Country HealthCare’s Pediatric Dental Services

02/15/2024 by Kari Perlewitz

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is the perfect time to shine a light on the importance of pediatric dental services and the lifelong benefits of good dental habits! For us here at North Country HealthCare, nurturing these habRead on…

Nurturing Aspiring Healthcare Professionals with Our Future Faces of Family Medicine Program

01/31/2024 by Kari Perlewitz
North Country HealthCare's Future Faces of Family Medicine Program

In the heart of Flagstaff, a groundbreaking initiative is shaping the future of healthcare! North Country HealthCare’s Future Faces of Family Medicine (FFFM) program aims to provide an invaluable mentorship opportunity to students who have expressed anRead on…

Get to Know Our Well Woman HealthCheck Program!

01/12/2024 by Kari Perlewitz
Gynecologic Speculum. Examination by a gynecologist. Female health concept.

January is National Cervical Screening Month, which is something we care a whole lot about here at North Country HealthCare. It’s the perfect time to raise awareness about the importance of regular screenings in the prevention and early detection of ceRead on…

Two Simple Steps to Make Your New Healthy Habits Stick

12/21/2023 by Kari Perlewitz
Portrait of a senior man at swimming pool

We’re about to enter the start of a new year, which means that most of us are going to try to develop some new healthy habits. Getting these new habits to stick isn’t as difficult as it might seem. You just need to follow two simple steps to take yourRead on…

Winter Safety Tips for Living in Northern Arizona

12/12/2023 by Kari Perlewitz
Woman shovelling snow with dog in winter. She is in her fifties, and is wearing a pale blue winter coat and a black wool hat. Dog is an Airedale.

Brrr! Winter is here, which means a unique set of challenges for those of us living in Northern Arizona. Yes, it can be beautiful but it can also be a little bit dangerous if you’re not prepared. In this post, we will share five tips designed to keep yRead on…

7 Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

12/07/2023 by Kari Perlewitz

The holidays are a season of joy and celebration. However, it can also be a season of overindulgence and unhealthy habits. We know how hard it is to resist all of those delicious baked goodies and warm mugs of eggnog! This year, we want to help you priRead on…

Congratulations, Preceptors of the Year!

12/01/2023 by Taylor Holston
Provider performing patient exam

Teaching students and residents in our clinics is at the heart of our mission as a teaching health center. Preceptors help to mentor, guide, and empower northern Arizona’s future health professionals in all disciplines. This year’s Preceptors of the YeRead on…

Get ready for flu season

10/06/2023 by Lesley Mitchell

Get ready for flu season Flu season is here! Are you ready? The single best way to protect yourself is by getting an annual flu shot. Flu vaccines are recommended to most people 6 months of age and older, including those who are pregnant or breastfeediRead on…

North Country HealthCare 2023 Cultural Competency Report

08/18/2023 by Kristen Evon
Cover art for the 2023 North Country HealthCare Cultural Competency Report

As we head into the final months of 2023, North Country HealthCare is pleased to provide our 2023 Cultural Competency Report. This report provides insight into our cultural competency, diversity, equity and inclusion-related efforts for the year prior.Read on…

Celebrating National Health Center Week 2023

08/07/2023 by Kristen Evon

National Health Center Week takes place August 6-12, 2023. The team at North Country HealthCare is excited to celebrate National Health Center Week 2023 from August 6 – August 12. The week serves as an opportunity to highlight the important work beingRead on…

Migraines: Is it more than a headache?

12/08/2022 by Sarah Pena
woman holding head in pain

A 2019 study found migraines to be the leading cause of disability among women under 50. The Global Burden of Disease study identified headache disorders as a leading public health concern in most countries. In 2019, the study ranked migraines as the sRead on…

How To Stop Using Tobacco – For Good

11/23/2022 by Sarah Pena
cigarette stock photo

In recognition of Nation Smoking Cessation Month, we’re sharing tips to help you quit tobacco for good. November is National Smoking Cessation Month, and in recognition of that, we are sharing helpful information to help you kick the habit, for good. DRead on…

Celebrating the 12th Annual National Rural Health Day

11/17/2022 by Sarah Pena
National Rural Health Day Logo

North Country HealthCare joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the member organization for all 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), and other state and national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural HRead on…

8 Tips to Care for Your Mental Health During the Holidays

11/15/2022 by Sarah Pena
family preparing holiday meal

The holidays can be both joyful and stressfu. These tips will help you maintain a healthy state of mind this season. The holiday season is usually a time for joy and celebration, but it can also be the most stressful time of the year for many of us. AnRead on…

Improving Healthcare Delivery for Young People in Payson

10/17/2022 by Sarah Pena
photo of Payson clinic exterior

The team at North Country HealthCare in Payson want to make it easier for adolescents to take care of their health. North Country HealthCare – Payson is one of ten health centers across the state that is participating in an intensive, 18-month best-praRead on…

Keeping Your Child’s Smile Healthy

09/01/2022 by Sarah Pena
child and baby brushing teeth

Brushing twice daily is the first step for a healthy smile, all throughout life! In our most recent blog post, we discussed how a child’s oral health impacts their overall health and wellness. In this post, we want to offer some tips and tricks to helpRead on…

The Importance of Dental Health in Children

05/01/2022 by Sarah Pena

Regular dental visits are step one in keeping your child’s smile healthy. It’s never too early for kids to begin learning how to practice good dental hygiene habits. By developing consistent habits in the form of regular teeth brushing and flossing, eaRead on…

One-of-a-Kind Care: Staff Spotlight on Karen Holder, FNP

04/27/2022 by Sarah Pena

Karen Holder, FNP, has been part of North Country HealthCare since its inception in 1991. At North Country HealthCare, we believe every person deserves easily accessible, quality healthcare delivered in an atmosphere of respect. Karen Holder, one of ouRead on…

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Primary Healthcare Provider

04/14/2022 by Sarah Pena
boy getting bandage on arm

Choosing the right provider for your family could mean a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship! If you’ve recently moved to a new area, or if you’re simply not satisfied with the healthcare you’re currently receiving, you may be thinking that finRead on…

6 Common Questions About Preventive Care

03/15/2022 by Sarah Pena
Provider performing patient exam

Nearly all health insurance plans, both public and private, cover preventive care at no cost. Preventive care is a top priority at North Country HealthCare due to its critical role in safeguarding a patient’s overall health. Routine wellness exams helpRead on…

Community Health Director Amanda Guay Wins the 2022 ATHENA Award

02/18/2022 by Sarah Pena

“My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence.” —General Montgomery, senior British Army Officer who served in the First and Second World Wars.Read on…

Understanding Your Insurance Plan

02/01/2022 by Sarah Pena
hands holding "health insurance" paper

Understanding your health insurance will help you take better care of yourself and your family. As many of us are still welcoming in 2022, it might mean you have new health insurance coverage for the new calendar year. Lots of employers who provide covRead on…

Dr. Anne Newland on Arizona Physician Podcast

01/26/2022 by Sarah Pena

North Country HealthCare CEO, Dr. Anne Newland, was recently featured on the podcast from Maricopa County Medical Society. North Country HealthCare CEO, Dr. Anne Newland was featured on the Arizona Physician Podcast published earlier this month. In theRead on…

Mobile Medical Unit Bringing Care to Mohave County

10/28/2021 by Sarah Pena

Sprinter vans can be modified to contain an exam area in the back of mobile medical units like this one. Beginning last April North Country HealthCare started offering medical services in Mohave County on their mobile medical unit. The mobile medical uRead on…

North Country HealthCare’s 2021 Cultural Competency Report

10/07/2021 by Sarah Pena

One way to offer culturally-competent care is to train up new doctors in rural settings. As we head into the final months of 2021, North Country HealthCare is pleased to provide our 2021 Cultural Competency Report. The report provides insight into ourRead on…

Celebrating National Health Center Week 2021

07/26/2021 by Sarah Pena
National Health Center Week Image

National Health Center Week takes place Aug. 8 – 14, 2021. The team at North Country HealthCare is excited to celebrate National Health Center Week 2021 from August 8 – August 14. The week serves as an opportunity to highlight the important work beingRead on…

Committed to the Oral Health of Northern Arizona’s Children

07/06/2021 by Sarah Pena

North Country’s dental team educates patients where they are – in the clinic or out in the community. Many people may not realize that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children. Tooth decay is an infectious, transmissible disease caRead on…

Roxana Contreras Cardiel Awarded Key to the City

06/21/2021 by Sarah Pena

Roxana Contreras Cardiel was awarded a Key to the City by former Flagstaff mayor Coral Evans. In 2014 Roxana Contreras Cardiel was walking into the living room of a Flagstaff resident, discussing ways to improve the health and wellbeing of those livingRead on…

AZ Bill Bolsters New Family & Community Medicine Residency

06/14/2021 by Sarah Pena
Arizona House of Representatives Building

AZ House Bill 2392 will pump much-needed funding into residency programs across the state. Earlier this year Governor Doug Ducey signed AZ House Bill 2392 to provide much-needed funding for community health centers that sponsor graduate medical educatiRead on…

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Available at North Country HealthCare

04/21/2021 by Sarah Pena

North County HealthCare is committed to helping our communities get vaccinated. Our top priority is to protect you and your family from COVID-19, so we can all get back to a routine that feels a little more normal. After extensive research and testing,Read on…

North Country HealthCare CEO Honored with ATHENA Award

03/26/2021 by Sarah Pena

Today the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce hosted their virtual ceremony for the 32nd Annual ATHENA Award and ATHENA Young Professional Award. We are proud to announce that North Country HealthCare’s CEO Dr. Anne Newland was this year’s ATHENA AwaRead on…

Podcast Episode – Dr. Anne Newland Talks Collaboration

03/11/2021 by Sarah Pena

At North Country HealthCare, we couldn’t make nearly as much of an impact if we didn’t have our local partners. We rely on collaboration to advance our mission — to provide affordable, accessible, quality primary care in an atmosphere of dignity and reRead on…

Let Our Registered Dietitian Help You Make Healthy Changes

03/10/2021 by Sarah Pena

Registered dietitian nutritionists help individuals manage chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and more. North Country HealthCare is now offering dietitian services by a registered dietitian nutritionist to help our patients lRead on…

Need Insurance? The Health Insurance Marketplace is Now Open

02/12/2021 by Sarah Pena

The Health Insurance Marketplace, or healthcare.gov, will be open for a Special Enrollment Period February 15 through August 15. North Country HealthCare has application counselors at all of their locations to help individuals and families enroll in afRead on…

What is a ‘virtual’ doctor visit, and how does it work?

01/04/2021 by Sarah Pena

Brian Goodman, DO treats patients in-person and via telehealth. When the coronavirus pandemic made its unfortunate arrival last spring, the team of healthcare providers at North Country HealthCare knew that halting or delaying care for our patients inRead on…

Time Is Running Out for Downwinders to Apply for Funds

11/19/2020 by Sarah Pena

The U.S. conducted nearly 200 nuclear weapons development tests from 1945 to 1962, exposing both workers and area residents to dangerous radiation. “Downwinders,” those who were exposed to downwind radiation from the Nevada Test Site during the Cold WaRead on…

Becoming a Patient at North Country HealthCare

11/06/2020 by Sarah Pena

We are debuting the next short video of our series, “Becoming a NCHC Patient.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We would love to be your partner in health. Becoming a patient is eRead on…

Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1 for Health Insurance Marketplace

10/29/2020 by Sarah Pena

The best way to see what savings you qualify for is to apply with a certified application counselor. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images With the coronavirus pandemic causing many to lose their employer health insurance, this may be the most important yeaRead on…

Providing Safe Dental Care During COVID-19

10/28/2020 by Sarah Pena

North Country HealthCare has enhanced safety protocols at our Flagstaff 4th Street location, in order to continue to offer dental care during the pandemic. At North Country HealthCare, we know that a person’s oral health is an important part of their oRead on…

The North Country HealthCare Foundation

10/21/2020 by Sarah Pena

We are debuting the next short video of our series, “The North Country HealthCare Foundation.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. North Country also has a foundation that works hardRead on…

Accessing Behavioral Health Services at North Country HealthCare in a Pandemic

09/09/2020 by Sarah Pena

by lore m. dickey, PhD Without exception, every one of us has had our lives disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have had to remain at home more than ever, engaging in work, exercise, and social time within the confines of our four walls. We have misRead on…

North Country HealthCare – 501(c)(3) and Board of Directors

06/05/2020 by Sarah Pena

We are debuting the next short video of our series, “North Country HealthCare – 501(c)(3) and BOD.” North Country HealthCare is a community health center. Community health centers keep communities healthy. We are an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) withRead on…

Handwashing made possible, even without running water

06/01/2020 by Sarah Pena

An Artisan Metal Works employee shows off a handwashing station that was donated to a family without running water living on the Navajo Reservation. News reports have told how the Navajo Nation has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. As of SunRead on…

Crisis Spurs Collaboration at North Country HealthCare

05/05/2020 by Sarah Pena

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 businRead on…

North Country HealthCare’s Patient Experience

05/04/2020 by Sarah Pena

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 iRead on…

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

04/29/2020 by Sarah Pena

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 parRead on…

North Country HealthCare Launches Virtual Appointments

04/20/2020 by Sarah Pena

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 whRead on…

HRSA Announces It Will Fund Family Medicine Residency Program

11/22/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 iRead on…

National Rural Health Day 2019

11/21/2019 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 proviRead on…

Well Woman HealthCheck Programs Patient of the Month

10/29/2019 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 includingRead on…

Raising Awareness on Behavioral Health

10/11/2019 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. TRead on…

Teaching Health Centers

09/13/2019 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 areRead on…

Our Partners – Keeping Communities Healthy Together

08/28/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 schooRead on…

Serving 14 Communities Across Northern Arizona

08/22/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 MountainsRead on…

North Country HealthCare’s Caregivers Are Here For You

08/20/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 helpersRead on…

Check Out Our New Program Eligibility Tool!

07/18/2019 by Sarah Pena
Program Eligibility Tool at northcountryhealthcare.org

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 easRead on…

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

07/04/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 abilityRead on…

Check Out Our New Short Videos!

06/17/2019 by Sarah Pena

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. CommRead on…

Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Transgender Patients

06/17/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 utiliziRead on…

North Country HealthCare Addresses Doctor Shortage in Northern AZ

06/07/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 thRead on…

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

06/04/2019 by Sarah Pena

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 CRead on…

“All of Us” Research Program at North Country HealthCare

05/30/2019 by Starla Collins

Do you ever wonder how we know about the health and lifestyle of certain populations? Or how we know what the health concerns of certain groups are? The answer is, from people like YOU! Health information and research exists only through the participatRead on…

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

05/22/2019 by Sarah Pena

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) iRead on…

Theresa’s Story: Running for a Cure

04/12/2019 by Sarah Pena

Theresa Salvatore, FNP and her dad. Theresa Salvatore, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner at North Country HealthCare. Theresa cares for patients at North Country HealthCare’s Winslow and Flagstaff locations. She is passionate about prevenRead on…

Congress Must Approve Budget to Fund Vital Community Health Centers

01/18/2018 by Starla Collins

Healthcare can be one of the more complicated and divisive political issues any policymaker has to work on. Every decision made in Congress can significantly impact the lives of millions of people regardless of age, health needs, social-economic statusRead on…

Celebrating 10 Years of Providing Care at 4th Street Building

12/04/2017 by Sarah Pena

On November 30, North Country HealthCare celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its Flagstaff – 4th Street building. Guests included donors who gave to the building’s capital campaign over a decade ago, as well as the many community partners who have suRead on…

North Country HealthCare Provider to Run the Boston Marathon

11/27/2017 by Sarah Pena

Theresa Salvatore, FNP and her dad, Andy, will run the 2018 Boston Marathon together in April. Theresa Salvatore, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner and one of the newest healthcare providers to join the North Country HealthCare team. TherRead on…

Joining the Fight Against Suicide

09/26/2017 by Sarah Pena
Two women posing at an Out of the Darkness Walk

Flagstaff’s first annual Out of the Darkness Walk takes place Saturday, September 30th at 8am. This Saturday, September 30th North Country HealthCare will join with many other local organizations to raise awareness for suicide prevention in northern ArRead on…

North Country HealthCare Celebrates National Health Center Week 2017

08/24/2017 by Sarah Pena
Dr. Anne Newland, CEO, giving presentation.

On August 16th, North Country HealthCare hosted a breakfast and presentation in celebration of National Health Center Week. CEO Dr. Anne Newland presented to state and local policymakers and business leaders. On Wednesday August 16th, North Country HeaRead on…

Video: Creating Healthier Communities

08/14/2017 by Sarah Pena

In honor of National Health Center Week, we’re excited to debut our “Creating Healthier Communities” video, a project that we’re very proud of. The goal of this video is to help educate our community about the many things that North Country HealthCareRead on…

Men’s health: Why you should get a regular check-up

06/28/2017 by Sarah Pena
Jesse Crane, DO

Jesse Crane, DO is accepting new patients at North Country HealthCare’s Flagstaff 4th Street location. By Jesse Crane, DO, family medicine physician at North Country HealthCare Men are more likely than women to die from 14 out of the 15 leading causesRead on…

NACASA Celebrates a Decade of Providing Care after Assault

02/17/2017 by Sarah Pena

NACASA Program Director, Jennifer Runge, and Medical Director, Beth Otterstein, explain NACASA’s services and impact. In 2016, 139 victims of sexual assault and domestic violence received forensic exams from Northern Arizona Care and Services After AssRead on…

Flagstaff Local Motion Working to Get Flagstaff’s Health on Track

01/18/2017 by Sarah Pena

Flagstaff Local Motion is an inter-agency effort to motive the community to increase physical activity. Photo by Flagstaff CVB. Sixteen percent of adults living in Coconino County report to be in poor or fair health, according to a study by the RobertRead on…

Grateful To Be Alive

12/30/2016 by Sarah Pena

The best – and tastiest – way Sonya Kanady knew how to thank Dr. Abbott for saving her life was to deliver a custom-made cake for Dr. Abbott to share with North Country staff. “If it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be alive. And not only am I going to live,Read on…

Health Start Gives Moms a Chance at Success

12/06/2016 by Sarah Pena

Lakrisha Stingley with her children. Lakrisha was 18 when she first became pregnant; she credits Health Start for her success as a mom. When Lakrisha Stingley became pregnant with her first child, she did not feel prepared for the long road that lay ahRead on…

Can We Count on You for Your Support?

11/16/2016 by Sarah Pena

“Now I smile all the time, just like everybody else!” – Stephanie Lucero, Angel Fund recipient Thanks to our supporters, North Country HealthCare was able to provide quality healthcare to nearly 60,000 northern Arizonans this year. One of our favoriteRead on…

Marketplace Plans Likely to Remain Affordable for Most

10/28/2016 by Sarah Pena

Since the Health Insurance Marketplace unveiled its new 2017 insurance plans on Monday, media outlets across the country have been reporting about steep rate increases. According to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), ratesRead on…

October 24th is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

10/24/2016 by Sarah Pena

By Stephanie Selman, L.Ac. In order to become a Licensed Acupuncturist, Stephanie Selman, L.Ac. had to receive a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Every year on October 24th, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is celebrated in anRead on…

Celebrating National Pharmacy Week: October 16 – 22

10/16/2016 by Sarah Pena

Crystal Apodaca, Certified Pharmacy Technician, fills prescriptions at North Country’s Flagstaff 4th Street location. By Kimberly Chen, BSPharm, Director of Pharmacy at North Country HealthCare October 16 – 22, 2016 is National Pharmacy Week. The purpoRead on…

Breastfeeding Basics: Part 2

08/22/2016 by Sarah Pena

By Anna Singleton, IBCLC Anna Singleton with her baby. North Country HealthCare has board certified lactation consultants on staff to help you and your baby in the breastfeeding journey. We understand returning to work after having a baby can be a streRead on…

North Country HealthCare & Flagstaff City Public Libraries Partner to Promote Literacy

08/05/2016 by Sarah Pena

Visitors to North Country HealthCare’s Flagstaff 4th Street location will notice some new additions to the central lobby. Flagstaff City – Coconino County Public Libraries supplied an Early Literacy Station, complete with entertaining activities to makRead on…

Voluntary Recall of Trividia Glucometer Test Strips

08/02/2016 by Sarah Pena

Voluntary Recall of Trividia Glucometer Test Strips August 1, 2016 Dear patients, North Country HealthCare Pharmacy is committed to our patients’ health and well-being. We are sending this letter to inform you of a voluntary recall of glucometer test sRead on…

Breastfeeding Basics: Part 1

08/01/2016 by Sarah Pena

By Anna Singleton, IBCLC Anna Singleton with her daughter. Most new parents have seen the lists of breastfeeding benefits and recommendations. However, despite having a plethora of information at our fingertips, the basics of breastfeeding often eludeRead on…

Preventing and Treating Hepatitis C in Northern Arizona

07/28/2016 by Sarah Pena

By Kimberly Chen, BSPharm, Director of Pharmacy at North Country HealthCare Kimberly Chen, BSPharm, is the Director of Pharmacy at North Country HealthCare. An estimated 80,000 Arizonans live with hepatitis C, one of Arizona’s most commonly reported inRead on…

North Country HealthCare Chosen to Participate in New Initiative to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

07/25/2016 by Sarah Pena

On Friday, July 21st, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risks for heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-servicRead on…

North Country HealthCare Awarded Grant to Fight Breast Cancer

07/19/2016 by Sarah Pena

Last April, Susan G. Komen® Arizona awarded a $150,000 grant to North Country HealthCare’s Well Woman HealthCheck program (WWHP) to help fulfill Susan G. Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. In total, Komen Arizona awarded moreRead on…

Dr. Rosalie Marinelli Certified To Perform Screenings for Autism Spectrum Disorder

06/28/2016 by Sarah Pena

Dr. Rosalie Marinelli, board certified pediatrician at North Country HealthCare With one in 64 Arizona children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Arizona has one of the highest rates of ASD in the United States, according to the Centers foRead on…

KidsCare is Coming! We Are Here To Help

06/13/2016 by Sarah Pena

Starting July 26th, North Country will assist with with KidsCare applications. KidsCare coverage has been restored for Arizona children who do not qualify for AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program. Children whose household income is between 133% and 200%Read on…

Hermosa Vida Program’s Case Study Featured on Key Industry Website

06/02/2016 by Sarah Pena

Residents volunteer to organize a protest rally at the trailer park. Photo by Frank X. Moraga/AmigosNAZ On Friday, May 20th North Country HealthCare’s Hermosa Vida program was featured in a collection of case studies created by Active Living by Design,Read on…

Angel Fund Recipients Have a New Reason to Smile

05/20/2016 by Sarah Pena

On May 20th, 2016 two women met a dentist who will have a meaningful impact on their lives for years to come. Tonya Trevillion and Stephanie Lucero are dental patients at North Country HealthCare – Flagstaff. Each of these women have been without accesRead on…

Tania’s Story: Fearless in the Face of Cancer

04/19/2016 by Sarah Pena

Tania Gonzalez (left) with Josie Escoto, patient navigator with the Well Woman HealthCheck program at North Country HealthCare. “When I found out I had breast cancer, I was very scared. My first thought was ‘who will take care of my children?’ I was soRead on…

Ahoy to Summer: Anchors Aweigh to Health!

04/11/2016 by Sarah Pena

Tell your little scallywags to dig out their bathing suits and eye patches – Ahoy to Summer: Anchors Aweigh to Health is almost here! Flagstaff’s most fun children’s health and wellness fair will be held at the Flagstaff Aquaplex on Saturday, April 30tRead on…

Dr. Bansal Wins Preceptor of the Year

03/23/2016 by Sarah Pena

North Country HealthCare is proud to announce that Shipra Bansal, MD has won the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC) Preceptor of the Year award. The Preceptor of the Year award recognizes a preceptor who has excelled in the trainingRead on…

Flagstaff’s 8th Annual Small Business & Community Health Fair

03/15/2016 by Sarah Pena

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time for Flagstaff to get healthy! Flagstaff’s 8th Annual Small Business & Community Health Fair will be held at the Aquaplex on Friday, April 8th from 7 a.m. to noon.  Open to the public, the health fairRead on…

NAIPTA & North Country Launch Dental Vanpool

02/19/2016 by Sarah Pena

North Country HealthCare is the first employer to sign up for the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority’s (NAIPTA) new commuter vanpool program, taking delivery of two vehicles this week. While an employee-initiated vanpoolRead on…

Our New Online Digs

01/31/2016 by Tiffany Tcheng

Welcome to the new North Country HealthCare website! After months in the making, and with the help of some very talented partners, we are so excited to debut our fresh look and new website features. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

North Country Names New CEO

01/27/2016 by Sarah Pena

North Country HealthCare has named Anne Newland, MD, MPH as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed Ann Roggenbuck, MPH, MBA, PhD.  A clinician leader for over 10 years, Dr. Newland brings a wealth of experience and education to her new leadership posRead on…

 

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