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CHAP - Community Health Aide Program

The Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation includes 21 village clinics that are accredited by Joint Commission and are staffed by Community Health aides. Our Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) plays a very important role in village health services. Our health aides can provide Preventative, Acute, Chronic, and Emergency care within their scope of practice using the Community Health Aide Manual (CHAM) and reporting to a referral Physician at Kanakanak hospital. They work closely with our Case Management team and assist many other departments that include,but not limited to: Optometry, Audiology, Diabetes, Medical Staff, Dental, and Infant learning to ensure our patients are getting the appropriate and essential care that they need.


CHAP villages: AleknagikChignik BayChignik LagoonChignik LakeClarks PointEgegikEkwokGoodnews BayKing SalmonKoliganekLevelockManokotakNaknekNew StuyahokPerryvillePilot PointPlatinumPort HeidenSouth NaknekTogiakTwin Hills.


We also provide TDY EMT coverage in Ekuk, Ugashik, and Igushik.


Join our CHAP team and become a Health Aide in your community. Click here to apply.  

CHAP Management


Keilyn Carlos, CHAP Manager

CHAP Admin Office: Dillingham

Karen Echuck, CHAP Assistant Manager

CHAP Admin Office: Manokotak Clinic

Village Clinic Supervision: Goodnews Bay, Manokotak, Platinum, Togiak, and Twin Hills.


Sheri Onate, CHAP Assistant Manager

CHAP Admin Office: Naknek Clinic

Village Clinic Supervision: Chignik Bay, Chignik Lagoon, Chignik Lake, Egegik, King Salmon, Naknek, New Stuyahok, Perryville, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, and South Naknek.


Marilyn M. Konukpeok, CHAP Assistant Manager

CHAP Admin Office: Dillingham

Village Clinic Supervision: Aleknagik, Clark's Point, Ekwok, Koliganek, and Levelock.

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility, which is Joint Commission accredited, receives Health and Human Services funding, and is covered through the Federal Tort Claim Act with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including liability for medical malpractice claims, for its officers, board members, employees, and certain health profession contractors and health profession volunteers. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation is recognized by the US Government and State of Alaska as a tribal organization under PL 93-638.