Community Health Care Services
Collaboration with Tribal Head Start schools to provide vision and hearing screenings each school year.
Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar screenings at several nutrition sites and tribal offices in both counties
Injury Prevention This program provides information and education on child safety in various settings. We can offer car seats (donation requested), bike helmets and smoke detectors for homes. We also have some life jackets for children when available.
Family Spirit program is a home visiting program which provides education and resources to pregnant clients and families with young children up to age 5 years. This program also offers group settings for pregnant moms and young families to come together for education and support. We offer these groups at Potawot Health Village and at the Yurok tribal office in Klamath.
Preventative Health care education on many topics including diabetes, high blood pressure, oral care, well child care, nutrition and more. The CHRs provide developmental screenings for young children and can provide referrals when follow up is needed.
Immunization clinics are provided during flu season and other immunizations can be provided to clients throughout the year.
The Elder Services program offers home visits, transportation assistance, medication education and referrals to other resources throughout both counties.
Transportation services to appointments at Potawot Health Village are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings with the CHW van service. Other transportation needs are considered on an individual basis. We need at least 24 hours advanced notice if you need a ride somewhere other than Potawot Health Village.
Harm Reduction activities continue with the community-based distribution of naloxone. We will be working with the Syringe Exchange Program at Hop’ew Pu-ell and Weitchpec. The CHRs are trained in overdose recognition as well as the use of naloxone. If you or anyone you know could benefit from receiving naloxone and/or overdose prevention training please contact your local CHR.