Notice of Summer Medical Travel Program Funds

This letter is to notify the Lower Elwha Tribal Community who utilize the PRC (formerly CHS) Travel Program that the summer tourist season is upon us. It happens earlier and earlier each year. We have been notified by the hotels that we utilize in the greater Seattle metro, and Silverdale/Bremerton areas that beginning April 1, 2024, these businesses will be implementing the first stages of “summer rate” changes, meaning the rates for popular tourist areas are expected to raise 3 to 4 times higher during this time and will range from $400-$750 per night. Hotels in these areas are booked well …READ MORE

PRC/CHS Members Medication Process Update

PRC/CHS Eligible Members Medication Process Update Due to 3rd Party Biller Being Down Nation Wide: The third-party biller, UnitedHealth subsidiary Change Healthcare, is still down with the hacking that happened February21, 2024 with no resolution in site. The Process: Temporary Accommodation’s by the PRC/CHS Coordinator PRC/CHS eligible members needing their medication paid for call: 360.797.3156 * (leave a message if no answer and a call back will be received) Make sure you have time to work with the PRC/CHS Times may vary The PRC/CHS Coordinator is available twice a day at 11 and 2 to travel to Port Angeles pharmacies …READ MORE

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe COVID-19 Moderna Vaccination Plan

COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered according to the following plan, which is based off the CDC guidelines. Individuals from each group will either be administered or offered the vaccine prior to moving onto the next group. Scheduling will take place on a rolling basis as we receive vaccines. We cannot schedule unless we have the vaccine on-site.  Orders for vaccines are placed on a weekly basis through IHS and not guaranteed until delivery is received. We are exploring an alternate option for vaccination ordering, which may allow us to receive larger quantities and move through the groups faster, and allow …READ MORE

Elwha COVID-19 Testing Survey

The Lower Elwha Health Clinic is interested in learning more about the community’s involvement with COVID testing. We have created a short anonymous online survey to help gather your input. This survey is 5-8 questions long (depending on what your answers are) and takes approximately 2 minutes to complete. The information we learn for this survey will help us better serve you with COVID-19 testing and antibody testing. Your participation is greatly appreciated and your feedback is highly valued and helps inform how we do things. Please click on the link below to participate:  

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Testing At Elwha Clinic

Dear Lower Elwha Tribal Community, The Health department would like to inform you about the need for getting COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing if you have any respiratory symptoms. We are doing drive up testing in the health department parking lot. Please call to schedule testing if you have the following symptoms: Fever Cough Headache Muscle aches Runny nose Congestion Fatigue Sore Throat Loss of sense of taste and smell Even if you feel you have not been near someone with corona virus, we urge you to be tested. Please call for your appointed time. háʔnəŋ cn – thank you, Brenda Powell, …READ MORE

Elwha Clinic Expanded Patient Hours

Additional appointments are now available at: 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 6:00 pm. We have implemented very strict procedures in order to ensure the safety of all patients.  You may have noticed the trailer at the back of the clinic for patients with respiratory illnesses.  No one with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms will come into the clinic during this time.  Please respect this policy so we can protect the community from any risk of exposure. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.  To ensure no one with COVID-19 symptoms enters the building we are not …READ MORE

Elwha Clinic – Foot Care

We are excited to announce that we are now expanding our foot care services. We are able to do foot care during home visits and we have increased appointment times during office hours. This is open to ALL community members who need assistance with foot care. Call 360-452-6252 for your appointment.

Lower Elwha Mental Health Services

The Lower Elwha Mental Health Program offers help for people of all ages who are struggling with difficult emotions, problem behaviors, or who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships. Whether you need temporary support through a difficult time, or help recovering from lifelong trauma, we are available to help. Our staff of accomplished licensed professionals have experience helping people of all ages and with many different types of life problems. They each hold advanced degrees in areas such as professional counseling, marriage and family counseling, and clinical social work. All of our counselors have had either training or professional practice …READ MORE

Elwha Spring Traditional Foods – Nettles & Beyond!

Please join us on Saturday April 13, 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm at the Lower Elwha Tribal Center Dinning Hall for the Elwha Spring Traditional Foods – Nettles & Beyond class. Spring into Wellness with delicious traditional spring foods. In this six-hour class, we will explore the medicinal properties of nettles, salmonberry shoots, and spring roots and greens. Class members will be guided through the preparation of a nourishing lunch celebrating the bounty of spring, while learning how nature’s powerful gifts support our health and well-being. We will prepare a Spring Tonic to take home. We will also share information about locally …READ MORE