The State of Alaska has sponsored the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinics for over 20 years. As the State of Alaska faces budget challenges, state employees have been assessing current services to determine the best use of limited resources. Southcentral Foundation (SCF), a health care organization in Anchorage that has been a partner with the clinics for many years, will assume the sponsorship and coordination of the clinics.
We are actively working with SCF on the transition to ensure the clinics resume providing services October 1718, 2016. [There will also be a clinic December 5-6.]
This transition comes with positive enhancements for families, including a designated clinic coordinator and nurse case manager to help families through the process. This team will also ensure that the recommended multidisciplinary treatment plan for the child will be implemented.
In addition, behavioral health services will be available for all families in the clinics. Finally, the State of Alaska will also continue to sponsor a family navigator to attend the clinics and assist in navigating the various necessary health systems. The clinics will continue to provide services to all families in Alaska, both Alaska Native and nonNative.
For new referrals, or to refer existing families, please use the contact information below.
Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program at SCF 4315 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Mayquelle Buckley Administrator – Dental Southcentral Foundation 9077298860 or 9079525417
Matt Hirschfeld, MD/PhD
Medical Director—Maternal Child Health Services Alaska Native Medical Center
Specialty Clinics Program Manager
State of Alaska, DHSS, DPH, WCFH”