Page 6 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - January, 2017
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The Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center is bringing lower-cost prescriptions and quick lab results to the reservation. DR. BEHRE FOOT
Pharmacy, lab are ready to roll 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 27
and Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m.
New in-house health CONCERNS? our patients as well as a reference Feb. 9: The Chehalis
services move tribe lab for outside labs requested by Tribal Wellness
into the future Contact Chehalis Tribal Wellness other providers. Patients must be Center has a
Center Health Director Denise eligible for services at the clinic podiatrist available
Submitted by Chehalis Tribal Walker at 360-709-1772 or to use the laboratory. It is not to see to all of your
Wellness Center Health Director, or open to the general public as a foot care needs.
Denise Walker stop by the office. reference lab. We will do most
testing here, but there will still be DIABETES
We have been working on and have worked hard to get the some testing we will not be able WELLNESS CLINIC
implementing an in-house pharmacy in compliance and up to run. We will draw your blood 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
pharmacy and laboratory at and running. and run it through the Quest Feb. 15: Patients
the Chehalis Tribal Wellness laboratory for results. John has need to have labs,
Center. After months of securing We will carry most medications worked hard to get the laboratory a medicine review,
equipment, getting contracts with the exception of narcotics. in compliance and ready to roll. yearly physical/foot/
in place and other regulatory You will still need to go to an diabetes exams and
negotiations, we are ready to outside pharmacy to have your I would also like to recognize a uric acid blood
slowly begin operations in both pain medications filled. These will John McGee, who has worked test.
the lab and pharmacy. not be stocked in our pharmacy. alongside the staff through this
process, as well as the Chehalis MAMMOGRAM
We had a small, short blessing In the laboratory, we hired Information Technology Team. CLINIC
of both rooms so we could move John Williams, who worked at We also enlisted the assistance of 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
forward with sample testing. Quinault Nation and Cowlitz Indian Health Service. March 21 : With
Tribal Health before coming to Swedish Women’s
Jeremy Brown was hired as the Chehalis. John has more than 30 As we iron out all of the Wellness clinic.
pharmacist. He previously worked years in the laboratory field. It technical bugs and processes, Please schedule an
at the Safeway in Centralia. was his profession while stationed we will keep you informed when appointment with
in the military. John also serves we are fully operational. We your health care
Chehalis tribal member as our computer applications appreciate your patience as we provider to see if
Harry Pickernell Jr. was hired as coordinator for the electronic start filling your prescriptions you’re eligible.
the pharmacy assistant. Harry health computer system. and processing your blood work
will have training to become a if we run into problems along the ASK AUNTIES/
pharmacy tech. The new lab will be utilized for way. The only way we will know HEALTHY FAMILIES
what works and doesn’t work is See Community
Jeremy and Harry are great to move forward and do it. Wellness Manager
additions to our wellness team Christina Hicks at
the Wellness Center
for an application
or questions. Call
360-709-1741 or
email chicks@

If you’d like to know
more about these
events, please call
Diabetes Licensed
Practical Nurse
Sandra Dickenson
at 360-709-1660 or
Christina Hicks at
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