SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) assumed clinical operations of the Petersburg Mental Health Services (PMHS) facility at 100 Fram Street, Petersburg, Alaska on April 1, 2021. Financial terms were not disclosed. PMHS retained a smaller office in the building and continue as an active non-profit. PMHS facility staff became SEARHC employees.
Since 1993, PMHS has provided the community of Petersburg with 24/7 behavioral health services. Susan Ohmer, PMHS director said, “A series of funding reductions meant that PMHS could no longer provide the psychiatric emergency care and services our community has come to depend on and expect.” In early-March, communications were mailed to existing PMHS consumers with instructions for continuing care through the transition.
SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. It operates clinics in 19 cities across the region, as well as seasonal clinics. Its service line includes primary care, behavioral health, women’s health, specialty care, general surgery, dentistry, hospital services, and support services.
This was reported by SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium on March 24, 2021.
Contact information: SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, Executive Office, 3100 Channel Drive Suite 300, Juneau, Alaska 99801; 907-463-4000; Website: https://searhc.org/.