Category: Public Notices

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Kids Photo Time.
Raffle Prizes.
Great Food and Vendors.

IHS Scholarship

The IHS Scholarship Program offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. We strive to develop our next generation of leaders, as well as help make the pursuit of a meaningful career in Indian health attainable for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The application cycle for the 2020-2021 academic year is open until February 28.

LINKS:

IHS Scholarship Program Application

COVID-19 (CDC,2020)

How COVID-19 Spreads

Current understanding about how the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spreads is largely based on what is known about similar coronaviruses.

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

When does spread happen?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How efficiently does the virus spread?

How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. Another factor is whether the spread continues over multiple generations of people (if spread is sustained). The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in Hubei province and other parts of China. In the United States, spread from person-to-person has occurred only among a few close contacts and has not spread any further to date.

New Community Partners Line for Non-Emergency Transportation

Beginning March 25, 2019, there will be a dedicated Community Partners Line (limited for use to the services listed below) specifically staffed by local Supervisors knowledgeable on Nevada protocols. This line was established to serve as a direct point of contact for day-to-day issues for the following:

  • Scheduling inpatient facility/hospital discharges
  • Scheduling non-emergency transfers to other medical facilities
  • Acting as a liaison with tribal entities
  • Coordinating non-emergency transport for legal holds from law enforcement and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers
  • Answering general questions regarding scheduled trips

Community Partner Line Number

Hours of Operation:
(844) 299-6333 Monday – Friday 
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST
After Hours Line:
(844) 879-7341* 

The after hours line is MTM’s standard Nevada phone number

Again, this line is not intended for members to call and schedule transportation.
Members must continue to call the MTM Customer Service Line to schedule transportation at (844) 879-7341.

We look forward to continuing our work with you to remove community barriers through quality transportation!

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