About the Bethel, Alaska Region
The Bethel Family Clinic is located in Bethel, Alaska, which is the largest community in the Kuskokwim River in South West Alaska. It is the homeland of the Yup’ik that they called Mamterilleq, which means “Smokehouse People.”
Bethel/Kusilvak census units cover 87,828 square miles. The service area consists of a hub city of Bethel and 55 surrounding remote villages which are sparsely populated areas. Bethel and the Kusilvak census areas have a population of 27,034 per the 2020 United State Census Bureau.
Annual events throughout the year include the Kuskokwim 300 dogsled race; Camai Dance Festival, a Yup’ik dance festival held every spring and the Bethel Fair held in August.