Health Clinic

View the Purchased Referred Care presentation given on May 15, 2019.

Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) 101: What You Need to Know to Make the Most of PRC

Presentation by: Michael Verdugo, PharmD, MS, APP, BCPS, CPHQ, LASAC
Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Acting Purchased and Referred Care Officer
Bemidji Area, Indian Health Service

NPI: 1033115456

FQHC Facility

For Appointments:

  • Main Registration Desk - 715-478-5180
  • Dental Service - 715-478-6419
  • Purchased Referred Care - 715-478-6407


The Sokaogon Chippewa Health Clinic is a FQHC Health clinic that is open to the public and welcomes new patients from all payer sources. We provide a wide variety of services which include:

  1. Medical Services:  Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Walk-in time, on a first-come, first-serve basis, is 11:00 to 11:30 am daily
    • Non-urgent medical care provided such as:
      • Primary care offered by routine visit, sport physical, plus many more
      • Shelly Buch, APNP
      • Richard Brandner, MD
    • WIC services
    • Laboratory
  1. Podiatry Services:  We offer special foot care services by a licensed podiatrist 3 x month
    • Shannon Meyer
  2. Dental Services:  Thursday and Friday
    • Paco Fralick, DDS
    • Amber Johnson, Dental Hygienist
  3. AODA Services:  Monday thru Thursday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Lana Winter
  4. Behavioral Health Services:  Tuesday  and Thursday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Debra Hilgart
  5. Medicaid Outreach Specialist:  Assists with Medicaid, and program eligibility, Medicare, and other insurance need patients may require.
  6. Purchased Referred Care:  Formally known as “Contract Health” or “Indian Health”
    • Kim Schnappup
  7. Vocational Rehabilitation Services:  Offered two to three per month
  8. GLITC Elderly Benefit Specialist:  Grace Livingston is onsite two to three per month
  9. GLITC Disability Specialist:  Ann Cleereman is onsite as needed


New services are coming in the future.