qaa Lyiin'inh. About ICHC
The Ilanka Community Health Center, owned and operated by The Native Village of Eyak, is a primary health, behavioral health, integrated and ambulatory care outpatient clinic. We offer affordable quality health care for all, such as the Sliding Fee Discounts based on your family size and income and Contract Health Care for our tribal beneficiaries. We have staff to assist you in applying for financial assistance such as; Sliding Fee Discounts, VA, Medicare, Medicaid, Denali Kidcare, Affordable Care Act Insurance Plans, etc…
ICHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves all of Cordova residents and visitors using our HRSA funded sliding fee scales and Indian Health Services.
Ilanka Community Health Center
PO Box 2290
705 Second St
Cordova AK, 99574
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This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C 233(g)-(n).
Hours of Operation
8:00am to 5:30pm Mon-Fri Covid-19 Testing Times:
10:00am to 2:00pm Sat 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Monday & Friday
ICHC will be closed for the following holidays in 2021:
1/1 New Year’s Day
1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2/15 President’s Day
3/29 Seward’s Day
5/31 Memorial Day
7/5 Independence Day, Observed
7/4 Independence Day
9/6 Labor Day
10/11 Indigenous People’s Day
11/11 Veteran’s Day
11/25 & 11/26 Thanksgiving
12/24 & 12/25 Christmas Day
After Hours Information
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency room.
The After Hours Nurse line can assist you after hours or on holidays.
Please call 907-424-3622 and follow the prompts to be directed to the nurse line.
Please contact ICHC for the local ultrasound days and times.
Kristel Rush, MD
Dr. Rush joined Ilanka Community Health Center in October 2013. Born in East Tennessee, Dr. Rush attended medical school and residency in Tennessee and North Carolina and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Rush has a special interest in Women’s Health and Sports Medicine, but thoroughly enjoys all aspects of Family Medicine. She first worked in Glenallen in 1996 where she fell in love with Alaska, and again in 2000 when she met her husband. She now shares her time between Tennessee and Cordova with her husband Matt and their son Matthew.
Benjamin Head, MD
Dr. Head joined Ilanka Community Health Center in May, 2021. Dr. Head grew up in Nome. He attended medical school at the University of Washington through the Alaska WWAMI program and completed his residency training in rural family medicine at the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program. After graduation, he moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming, where he practiced full-spectrum family medicine, including OB, Inpatient Hospital Medicine, ER and endoscopy. He provides healthcare to newborn, pediatric, adult and geriatric populations with a special interest in prenatal care, women's health and sports medicine. He is married with three children and enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and all sports. He is thrilled to be back home in Alaska.
Brian Iutzi, MD
Dr. Iutzi joined Ilanka Community Health Center in August 2017 and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Iutzi graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his residency with the University of Wyoming. He first moved to Alaska in 2001 and feels a strong connection to the Alaskan people and the land. Dr. Iutzi volunteers as the Medical Director for Cordova’s Volunteer Emergency Response Team. He also provides care in Cordova Community Medical Center’s Emergency Department.
Delia Reyes, FNP
Delia joined Ilanka Community Health Center in November 2020. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Delia has always aspired to work in healthcare. Starting her career in Nursing, Delia pursued advanced training earning the licensure of Family Nurse Practitioner. Delia and her husband have both previously worked in Cordova and love the community. Delia’s strong desire to help patients, along with her compassionate spirit, drives her to go above and beyond. With a strong background in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and bilingual skills, Delia is well suited for Cordova.
Behavioral Health Providers
Matt Rush, LPC
Susie Powell, LPC, CDCII
Susie joined Ilanka Community Health Center in December 2017. After growing up in Massachusetts, Susie moved to Alaska in 2007, where she volunteered with homeless youth in Anchorage. After working with nonprofits as well as schools, Susie decided to pursue a career in counseling to address the underlying trauma, mental health, and substance use challenges that interfered with many youth in attaining their goals. She received her master’s degree in Community Counseling from the University of Fairbanks and is now a Licensed Professional Counselor. Susie draws from mindfulness-based therapies, self-compassion, polyvagal theory, and EMDR among other treatment modalities to help clients of all ages achieve their desired wellness goals. She loves exploring Cordova’s beautiful outdoors with her husband and two boys.
John Yakanak, MSCP, CDCI, BHA3
John Joined the Ilanka Team February 7, 2019. Born In Kodiak, John moved to Cordova at an early age, leaving at 18 to commercial fish out of Kodiak for more than 20 years. Life events led John to attending Alaska Pacific University in 2012, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. Since joining the Ilanka team, John has also attained certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDC-1) and Behavioral Health Aid III (BHA III) and will soon meet requirements for State of Alaska LPC licensure (Licensed Professional Counselor). John has a passion for Alaska Native culture and language revitalization as well as raising awareness of behavioral health and wellness needs in the Native population.