Category: Public Notices

6/17-18
Onsite Services for Acupuncture

SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH SEPTEMBER

Friends and Family

  • If someone you know is struggling emotionally or is in crisis, you can make a difference by getting them the help and support they may need. Watch for these suicide warning signs:
  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like researching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated, or behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

Do’s when helping:

  • DO talk openly about suicide
  • DO be willing to listen
  • DO allow expressions of feeling
  • DO get involved, be available, and show interest and support
  • DO remove means, such as weapons, rope, or pills

Don’ts when helping:

  • Do NOT dare him or her to do something harmful
  • Do NOT act shocked, judge, or “one-up” (example: “You’re having a bad day? You should hear about my day!”), as this encourages disconnection
  • Do NOT be sworn to secrecy; do seek support
  • Do NOT offer glib reassurance

Suicide is a scary topic, but help and education are available.

FMWC-Health & Wellness

The Fort McDermitt Wellness Center welcomes Ms. Pamela Sherwill-Navarro, FNP, as our new locum tenens medical provider (Family Nurse Practitioner).  Pamela’s  nursing career began a while back–  has experience in family medicine with an emphasis in chronic care diseases.

To make an appointment with Ms. Sherwill-Navarro, please call the FMWC Patient Registration Desk at (775) 532-8522, select “option 1”. 

  • Appointment schedules are made Tuesday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. each day.   
  • The “Walk-in Clinic” is every Monday’s from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • LUNCH is every day from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. 
  • FRIDAY’s from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Administrative Day is the afternoon of Friday.

Health Director/Executive Director:  Dr. Jacqueline J. Bae, MHA, FACHE

Dr. Jacqueline J. Bae is a seasoned healthcare executive with practice management experience in primary and specialty care, FQHCs, Rural Health Clinics, mobile clinics, behavioral health, urgent care, residency clinics, and Native American healthcare.  She has worked in both for-profit and non-profit environments–as CEO, Director of Health Services, Executive Director, and as a provider specialized in Endocrinology.

Dr Bae’s experience also includes leadership in hospitals, wellness centers, hospice, home health, and managed care.  She is married and has a son.

Executive Assistant:  Billy Bell

This is Billy’s first healthcare field experience, however, he brings us experience in administering and supervising tribal programs, grants and contracts, and employees as a former Tribal Administrator, Tribal Chairman and Vice-chairman of the Fort McDermitt Tribal Council.  His role is to assist the Health Director and the Tribal Health Board in a broad variety of administrative tasks, including, communicating directly on behalf of the Health Director, with the Health Board Members, and others on matters related to the Fort McDermitt Wellness Center’s programmatic initiatives, and provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the wellness center and manages a variety of special projects for the Health Director.

NEW PROVIDER JOINS FMWC MEDICAL TEAM

The Fort McDermitt Wellness Center welcomes Ms. Pamela Sherwill-Navarro, FNP, as our new locum tenens medical provider (Family Nurse Practitioner).  Pamela’s  nursing career began a while back–  has experience in family medicine with an emphasis in chronic care diseases.

To make an appointment with Ms. Sherwill-Navarro, please call the FMWC Patient Registration Desk at (775) 532-8522, select “option 1”. 

  • Appointment schedules are made Tuesday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. each day.   
  • The “Walk-in Clinic” is every Monday’s from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • LUNCH is every day from 12 p.m to 1 p.m. 
  • FRIDAY’s from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Administrative Day is the afternoon of Friday.

Public Notice – No Provider

The Fort McDermitt Wellness Center does not currently have a medical provider for the following days:

Monday, November 26, 2018 through Friday, November 30, 2018

Patients can seek medical care at the Humboldt General Hospital – Emergency Room, so long as the following procedures are followed:

Upon return from ER visit, contact Sonya Hinkey, Patient Registration @ (775) 532-8522 – Option 1, and include the date and purpose of your visit.

Present your Medicare and/or Medicaid card or proof of private insurance, along with a state/federal issued identification card.

If you require non-emergency transport, please call Transportation to set up a ride.  Please give 36-hours notice if you want a ride, this will assure that we can can secure transportation.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCES.  If you have questions, contact: Billy Bell, Executive Assistant (Extension 219) or Dr. Bae, Health Director (Extension 220) at (775) 532-8522.

Pharmacy – Medication Refills

The medication refill process has not changed.  All patients are urged to contact the Elko Service Unit Pharmacy located at the Southern Bands Health Clinic at (775) 532-1437 to refill prescription medications.

You will be required to provide your medical record (chart number).  If you do not have this number, contact Sonya Hinkey or Taela Tobey by calling the Wellness Center’s Patient Registration at (775) 532-8522 – Option 1.

IHS Pharmacist Ben Le will be on-site on Wednesday, November 28, 2018