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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 Purchased Referred 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.

Contact ICHC

Ilanka Community Health Center
PO Box 2290
705 Second St
Cordova AK, 99574
Phone: 907-424-3622
Fax: 907-424-3275

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Questions, Comments, Concerns?

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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     
10:00am to 2:00pm Sat             
Closed Sunday                     

Holiday Closures

ICHC will be closed for the following holidays in 2022:

1/1 New Year’s Day
1/17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2/21 President’s Day
3/28 Seward’s Day
5/30 Memorial Day
6/20 Juneteenth (Observed)

7/4 Independence Day
9/5 Labor Day
10/10 Indigenous People’s Day
11/11 Veteran’s Day
11/24 & 11/25 Thanksgiving
12/26 Christmas Day (Observed)

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.

Ultrasound Hours

Please contact ICHC for the local ultrasound days and times.

Our Mission

At the Ilanka Community Health Center, we are committed to providing personalized quality health care to our Cordova community – including members of the Native Village of Eyak, non-tribal community members, seasonal workers and visitors . We strive to meet the needs of every person seeking care, regardless of ethnic or economic backgrounds. Our primary goal is respecting and protecting patient health and well-being.

Medical Providers

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Benjamin Head, MD

Co-Medical Director

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.  

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Brian Iutzi, MD

Co-Medical Director

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.

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Delia Reyes, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

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

Susie Powell

Susie Powell, LPC, CDCII, BHAIII

Behavioral Health Director

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

John Yakanak, MSCP, CDCI, BHAIII

Behavioral Health Clinician

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.

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Sun Young An, MS, CRC, BHAIII

Behavioral Health Clinician

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Sun moved to New York City in 1997 where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Relocating to attend Boston University, Sun then earned her Masters’ degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, closely following that achievement with a year of volunteer work in India and Nepal. Afterwards, Sun returned to New York City to work at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. After 8 years, Sun resigned her position as a Program Manager in the Psychiatric Department and resumed her world travels, experiencing the natural wonders of South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. These travels also brought her to Alaska for seasonal work, which included two summers in Cordova. Her love of hiking, camping, outdoor adventures, and subsistence activities has drawn her back to Cordova and to join Ilanka’s Behavioral Health team as of October 2021.

Holly

Holly Maguire, LCMHC, NCC

Behavioral Health Clinician

Holly joined the Ilanka team May 2022 and fulfilled a dream of working in Cordova after visiting the area back in 2007. Holly was born and reared in North Carolina graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill for her undergraduate degree and graduating from UNC-Pembroke for her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019. Holly has an interest in trauma informed counseling that incorporates somatic therapy to explore how our thoughts and emotions associated with a traumatic event also expand to include the natural bodily (somatic) responses, aka the mind-body connection. Additionally, she is passionate about working with clients dealing with chronic illnesses and grief & loss counseling. She has worked with clients in an outpatient addiction clinic facility, Heart and Lung Transplant, and a Hospice facility. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading, foraging out the road, and enjoying Asian Hotpots at every opportunity.

Nutrition

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Barbara Solomon, LN

Licensed Nutritionist

Administration

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Kari Collins, RN

Health Administrator
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Cindy Bradford

Operations Director
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Nicole Piche, RN

Clinical Services Manager