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Health

The Samish Health Department includes Purchased & Referred Care (formerly Contract Health) and Public Health & Diabetes. Both departments offer a range of services to assist with the health & wellness needs of Samish Tribal Members.

  • Public Health & Diabetes: The Samish Indian Nation Health Program offers a varied scope of services to assist with the health and wellness needs of our Tribal Members. Public Health’s award winning Diabetes Project delivers ongoing case management outreach and support for Samish members with diabetes.

  • Purchased & Referred Care: Enrolled members of the Samish Indian Nation whose permanent residence is within a ten county region (Whatcom, Skagit, Kitsap, Snohomish, King, Island, San Juan, Pierce, Jefferson and Clallam) are eligible for Purchased and Referred Care Services. In order to access this assistance, clients must register with the PRC office, and abide by the Samish PRC program guidelines. In general, PRC may pay for physician and other health professional services, dental services, prescriptions, vision care, physical therapy, hearing aids and mental health services.

Samish Health Blog

  • The 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine: Protection for You and Your Loved Ones

    by Mitch Markovich, RN | Oct 03, 2018
    For the 2018-2019 influenza season, the CDC recommends routine annual vaccination with any licensed age-appropriate flu vaccine for all persons 6 months and older who do not have contraindications. Yearly vaccination is the single best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from seasonal influenza.
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  • Health Alert Updates

    by Samish Public Health Services | Jul 19, 2018
    There have been several FDA and CDC warnings recently. These include Kellog's Honey Smacks cereal, an outbreak of Cyclosporiasis related to McDonald's salads, and a salmonella warning regarding raw turkey products.
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  • Have a Safe and Healthy Summer

    by Mitch Markovich | Jun 19, 2018
    With summer now officially here and the temperatures heating up, no doubt your thoughts are turning to summer outdoor activities. Here are some suggestions to help you stay safe and healthy while enjoying the warm weather this summer:
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Offices Closed - Holiday Break

Anacortes, Washington

Our office will be closed on Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st for the holiday break.

Dates: 24 Dec, 2018 – 01 Jan, 2019

Honoring Our Babies

Anacortes, Washington

Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019

Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey

Kent, WA

Come watch the Seattle Thunderbirds take on the Portland Winterhawks!

Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2019