As the ninth through twelfth graders at Bethel Regional High School began their first day of classes Thursday, the school's new health clinic opened its doors. The clinic is housed in a small building next to the school and is the first of its kind in the region. The aim of the clinic is to bring health care services to an age group that often falls off the health care radar. The clinic is a collaboration between the high school, the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation, and Public Health Nursing.
KYUK went to the opening Thursday and talked with Dr. Mien Chyi, a pediatrician with YKHC who’ll be mentoring the residents practicing at the clinic.
The new health clinic at Bethel Regional High School will be open every other Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make an appointment, call the high school or YKHC.