What We Do


Copper River Native Association delivers a variety of programs and services that promote the wellness of the people who call the Copper River Basin home. We offer primary medical care, behavioral health, and dental care services.

We also operate Elders home services and congregate meals, employment and training services, public safety, and other social programs for tribal members that reside in our service area.

CRNA is expanding its services to ensure residents have convenient and timely access to the services they need to thrive. Our goal is to continue to expand our services to meet the needs of every resident.

Our service area includes the communities of Cantwell, Gakona, Gulkana, Kluti-Kaah, and Tazlina.

Behavioral Health


  • At CRNA, we treat the whole person. Our trained behavioral health providers will work with you to restore the mind, body, and spirit. We also offer resilience training for all residents as part of our goal to create a healthy community through training, education, and therapy.

    We offer outpatient services providing intake, assessment, treatment planning, outpatient therapy, group therapy, family therapy and individual therapy, and follow up care.

    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5241

Services


  • Mental Health
    • Assessments
    • Anger Management
    • Psychiatric Evaluation
    • Pharmacological Management
    • Individual/Family/Group Psychotherapy
    • Case Management
      • Skill Development
      • Crisis Intervention
    Substance Abuse
    • Assessments
    • Addictions Counseling
    • Sober Support Groups
  • Crisis Line

    Crisis can take many forms for many different people. Here are some common causes of crisis:  Relationship or Family Problems, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts, Bullying, Stress and Disability.  If you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis, our 24 hour crisis line can help. We offer telephone based emotional support to those in crisis or considering suicide through our 24-Hour Crisis Line. Our crisis line staff is able to provide intervention through emergency mental health teams and other emergency services. Please seek help by calling the CRNA Crisis Line at (907) 320-1520.

    Eligibility and Forms

CHILD & YOUTH
DEVELOPMENT


  • Our Child & Youth Development Program is currently being
    developed. We aim to provide a broad range of coordinated
    services for youth of every age. Our programs are designed to
    prepare students to become self-confident, self-sufficient, and
    resilient adults.

DENTAL CARE


  • The Dental Department at CRNA offers a wide range of services promoting oral health with an emphasis on education and prevention. We provide routine, emergency and specialty treatments, and also make referrals to the Alaska Native Medical Center, Southcentral Foundation, and specialty providers in the Anchorage and Mat-Su Region. Dental services are open to all people. The Dental Clinic is located in the Robert Marshall Building.

    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5241

Services


    • Preventive and restorative services
    • Comprehensive exams
    • Recall exams
    • Emergency exams
    • Digital radiography
    • Cleanings
    • Periodontal scaling and root planning
    • Periodontal maintenance
    • Endodontics (root canals)
    • Extractions
    • Biopsies- soft and hard tissue
    • Prosthetics – for a fee
      • Crowns
      • Bridges
      • Fixed, removable, and partial dentures
      • Fixed and removable space maintenance for mixed dentition
    • CRSD annual exams/biannual fluoride
    • Education and outreach
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    Eligibility and Forms

ELDER SERVICES NETWORK


  • We look to our honored Elders for guidance and value their rich historical knowledge. Their health is of utmost priority, and this year we launched an Elder Services Network, a broad, cross-functional team that meets on a bi-weekly basis to coordinate the care and services provided to every single Elder.

    Our Elder Services Network provides Elders, ages 62 and older, with comprehensive, coordinated, high-quality care in the comfort of their own homes. This program holds many benefits beyond providing food. It enhances the quality of life of our Elders, as well as the entire community, by giving more opportunities for Elders to share their knowledge and pass on the history and traditions of our people.

    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5241

    Our network allows our tribal elders to remain independent. Program staff visit regularly with the elders and can identify a change in status or behavior and make appropriate referrals when necessary. They can be a vital link between the elder and community service providers. An expected outcome for the Elder Services Network is to improve the overall health, quality of life, and independence of the elder and to provide access to services, necessary referrals, and regular nutritious meals. Supportive services include providing information and referrals, offering assistance in the home, transportation, social, cultural, and recreation services. The purpose of each of the services offered is to contribute to the welfare of our elderly tribal members.

Programs


  • Meals Program 

    Good nutrition is critical to good health—no matter what your age. Studies show that the right diet and adequate intake are especially important for older people and that poor nutrition is the biggest threat to an older adult’s independence.  Our program offers tasty and nutritious meals in a congregate setting to qualified elders who are 55 or older.   We also offer bus service to and from the elders’ kitchen.

    Homemaker Services

    Our elder support crew assists in helping to reinforce a more independent lifestyle for elders that wish to remain in their homes.  Homemaker services include basic home upkeep like laundry, dishes, vacuuming, cleaning of floors and the bathroom and socialization engagement.

    Maintenance Services

    Our elders have access to maintenance services such as water haul and chimney cleaning and other chores around the house.

    Elders Kitchen Menu 

  • Eligibility and Forms

PRIMARY CARE


  • The Primary Care Clinic at CRNA provides care centered on our patients individual needs. Teams made up of advanced nurse practitioners, certified physician assistants, certified community health aides, registered nurses, and case managers deliver medical treatment.

    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5241

    Our primary care services are accessible to all Alaska Native and American Indian people and include:

    • Outpatient Medical Services
    • Diagnostic Services
    • Pharmacy Services
    • Village Clinics

Services


  • Outpatient Medical Services
    • General Preventive Wellness Visits
      • Women’s Health
      • Men’s Health
      • Well Child
      • Employment Exams
      • School Physicals
      • Medical Clearance
    • Vaccinations
    • Chronic Disease Care
      • Asthma/COPD
      • Diabetes
      • Heart disease/High blood pressure
    • Care for Acute Illnesses
      • Colds/Flus
      • Stomach aches
      • Ear infections
      • Rashes and skin concerns
    • Wound Care
    Diagnostic Services

    Our in-house laboratory and digital radiology system gives customers access to essential diagnostic resources. We partner with the laboratory at ANMC and Quest Diagnostics for our specialty lab needs.

    • In-House Lab Services/Screenings
      • Cholesterol, PSA, CMP, A1c, Urine, Pregnancy, Strep, Flu, FIT Test, PTI/INR, TB Test, Cancer, Hepatitis, HIV
      • Drug/Alcohol, etc.
    • Digital Radiology
    Pharmacy Services

    We offer tele-pharmacy, point-of-care dispensing, and pharmacist consultations through the pharmacy support program.

    • Pharmacist consultation
    • Medication packing
    Village Clinics

    Cantwell Clinic
    Toni Suko, CHA IV
    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Home visits are on an as-needed basis.
    Contact: (907) 768-2122

    Gakona Clinic
    Mariah Craig, CHA IV
    Float – Ann Maxim, CHA IV
    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm (closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
    Home visits are between 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5175 or (907) 822-5335

    Gulkana Clinic
    Deanna Kosbruk, CHA I
    Float – Ann Maxim, CHA IV
    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm (closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
    Home visits are between 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-3646

    Native Village of Tazlina Clinic
    Rene Ewan, CHA II
    Float – Alberta David, CHA IV
    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm (closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
    Home visits are between 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5442

    Native Village of Kluti-Kaah Clinic
    Carol Pete, CHA II
    Float – Alberta David, CHA IV
    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm (closed for lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
    Home visits are between 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-3541

    CRNA Tazlina Clinic
    Alonzo Leisholmn, CHAP, Asst. CHAP Director
    ~other CHAs available as needed~
    Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm
    Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5241

  • Eligibility and Forms

Tribal Community Services


  • We aim to empower our region through programs that will benefit our community members, from treasured infant to honored elder. Services are available to those who qualify, and include those listed below. Contact Community Services for more information.

    Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Contact: (907) 822-5241

Programs


    • Employment and Training
    • Childcare Assistance
    • Scholarship Assistance
    • General Assistance
    • Youth Program
    • Burial Assistance
    • Recycling
    • VPSO
    • Food Bank
  • Eligibility and Forms

WELLNESS


  • The Wellness Department at CRNA works in conjunction with programs across the Copper River Regional Health Center to help customers develop good habits and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes prevention and management, nutrition, tobacco cessation, and fitness are just a few of the areas in which we offer assistance. All wellness services are open to Alaska Native and American Indian people, while some are open to the entire community.

Services


    • Tobacco cessation
    • Traditional healing
    • Diabetes self-management education
    • Activity area (gym) – fitness classes and personal training
    • Health promotions – resources, demonstrations, workshops and harvesting
    • Physical therapy

    There are many benefits to physical therapy, and our staff works with a wide range of customers on their paths toward recovery. We use hands-on treatments and gentle exercises to help relieve pain, increase range of motion, and improve strength and endurance. Physical therapy is available to Alaska Native and American Indian people ages 12 and older. Referrals are required to access these services, which include:

    • Neck and lower back pain
    • Arthritis
    • Knee, ankle and foot problems
    • Shoulder, elbow and wrist problems
    • Problems with balance or mobility
    • Pre- and post-surgery
    • Common sprains and muscle strains
    • Work-related injuries, including repetitive motion injuries and slipping and falling accidents
    • Sports-related injuries
    • Motor vehicle collision injuries
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    Eligibility and Forms