Mary Baker Shaw and Frank Shaw with grandchildren

INDIAN HEALTH CLINICS USA ( click to go to an interactive map)

The Indian Health Service is divided into twelve physical areas of the United States; Alaska, Albuquerque, Bemidji, Billings, California, Great Plains, Nashville, Navajo, Oklahoma, Phoenix, Portland and Tucson. Each of these areas has a unique group of Tribes that they work with on a day to day basis.

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA), the cornerstone legal authority for the provision of health care to American Indians and Alaska Natives, was made permanent when President Obama signed the bill on March 23, 2010, as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The authorization of appropriations for the IHCIA had expired in 2000, and while various versions of the bill were considered by Congress since then, the act now has no expiration date.

Northeastern Tribal Health System

7600 South Hwy 69-A,

Miami, Oklahoma 74354.

Phone: (918) 542-1655

P.O. Box 1498 Miami, Oklahoma 74355

The NTHS governing board is comprised of appointed representatives from each of the eight tribes; Cherokee, Miami, Modoc, Ottawa, Peoria, Quapaw, Shawnee and Seneca-Cayuga.

They provide medical and dental care.

Medical Appointment Policy

Dental Services…/DentalServices.aspx

Indian Healthcare Resource Center of Tulsa

550 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120
918-582-6405 fax

Who can be seen at IHCRC?

Members of ANY federally recognized tribe and their dependents under the age of 18 are eligible to receive care at Indian Health Care Resource Center.

Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

4913 W. Reno Ave,
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Main Clinic Telephone Number : (405) 948-4900

Central Oklahoma American Indian Health Council, Inc. dba Oklahoma City Indian Clinic (OKCIC) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation that strives to increase access to quality health care and wellness services and produce positive health care outcomes for urban American Indians living in central Oklahoma.

OKCIC is a contractor of the Indian Health Service to provide culturally sensitive health and wellness services from talented and devoted providers. From pediatric and prenatal care to family medicine, OKCIC services not only included basic medical care, but also dental, optometry, behavioral health services, fitness, nutrition and other family programs.


Three Rivers Health Center

1001 S 41st Street East
Muskogee, OK 74403 • 918-781-6500

 Administrator: Charles Smith

This health center began in 1993 in a small rented office on Main Street. The Cherokee Nation Women Infant and Children’s (WIC) Program and Public Health Nursing provided immunizations and well-child checks. More services were added and a building close to Muskogee Regional Hospital was leased in 1997.

In August, 2002, the center was moved to a third location. At that time the staff included a full-time physician, a full-time Family Nurse Practitioner, a part-time pediatrician and supporting staff. In spite of slightly more available space the clinic’s focus remained limited to women and children’s health care.

Sensing the need for a broader scope of services and to reduce the burden of outpatient services at the W.W. Hastings Hospital, the tribe entered into a Joint venture Program with Indian Health Service to construct a facility with the appropriate size and scope of services for its service population. The Joint Venture Construction Program allowed the Cherokee Nation to receive dollars for staffing and operations. The Three Rivers Health Center is more than 100,000 sq. ft. and is the largest center in the Cherokee Nation system.  

Scope of Service:

Medical, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Dental, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy with mail order service, Laboratory, Radiology, Nutritional Services, Mammography, Public Health Nursing, WIC, Health Promotion Disease Prevention, Contract Care, Behavioral Health, Rheumatology and translation services in the Cherokee language. The clinic offers specialty clinics for diabetic and dermatology care. In addition there are plans to add genetics services in the near future.

Dental Clinic Operation of Hours 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Sam Hider Health Center

859 E. Melton Dr. 
Jay, OK 74346 • 918-253-1700

 Administrator: Mike Fisher

The Sam Hider Health Center moved to its present site in 2016, after being located in the former community hospital facility since 1989. The new 42,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility doubles the size of the former clinic facility. It offers a physical therapy department for the first time, in addition to adding space for primary care, dental, optometry, radiology, behavioral health, public health nursing, pharmacy, laboratory, nutrition, WIC and diabetes care services. 

Scope of Service:

Medical, Dental, Lab, Radiology, Public Health, WIC, Nutrition, Contract Care, Pharmacy with mail order, Behavioral Health, Optometry, Community Health Service and Mammography.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Dental Clinic Operation of Hours 7:00am-5:30pm

Will Rogers Health Center

1020 Lenape Drive
Nowata, OK 74048 • 918-273-7500 

Administrator: Cindy L. Collins

Originally named the Nowata Primary Health Care Clinic, that facility was housed in a very small building. It was relocated in 1997 to a location within the community’s industrial park. While this facility offered more space, community demands quickly outgrew the new location. As a result, the tribe undertook the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art facility to meet growing demands and better serve its citizens. The new 25,500 square foot facility opened its doors in December 2007 as the Will Rogers Health Center.

Scope of Service:

Medical, Public Health Nursing, Laboratory, Pharmacy with mail order and drive-through services, WIC, Community Health Representatives, Behavioral Health Services, Radiology, Limited Optometry, Nutritional Services, Health Promotion Disease Prevention, and, Contract Care. In addition, offers specialty clinics for diabetics. 

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

A-Mo Health Center

900 N Owen Walters Blvd.
Salina, OK 74365 • 918-434-8500 

Administrator: Walter "Charles" Jordan 

The A-Mo Health Center at Salina is located on ten acres of land where, it is said, Cherokees and other people came to trade for salt. The name, A-Mo, in Cherokee means “The Salt Place.” The health center was opened in April of 1996 at its current location and with expansions now has 28,840 square feet of floor space.

Scope of Service:

Medical, Pediatrics, Public Health Nursing, Laboratory, Pharmacy with mail order, Community Nutrition, Radiology, WIC, Optometry, Behavioral Health, Mammography, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Dental and Contract Health.

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dental Clinic Operation of Hours 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Redbird Smith Health Center

301 S. J.T. Stites Blvd.
Sallisaw, OK 74955 • 918-775-9159 • Toll Free: 888-797-9159

Administrator: Jerry Caughman

This facility was the first Indian health clinic to be constructed "from the ground up" under Cherokee Nation management. Located on five acres at the edge of Sallisaw city limits, The floor space at this clinic is 21,945 square feet. In 2007 the Annex Building was added to the existing site. This new building is 11,444 sq. ft and is built to increase the capacity of the current health center.   

Scope of Service:

Medical, Dental, Optometry, Radiology, Behavioral Health, Public Health Nursing, Health Promotion Disease Prevention, Pharmacy with mail order, Laboratory, Nutrition, WIC and Contract Care.

Hours of Operation:

Clinic: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dental Clinic Operation of Hours 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center 
Hwy 51 East
Stilwell, OK 74960 • 918-696-8800 • Toll Free: 877-747-8800

Administrator: Christie Cooper

The Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center is the third largest of the tribally operated outpatient health centers and was initially planned to be the baseline from which all other health services were measured. It has 37,750 square feet of floor space.

 Scope of Service:

Outpatient Medical Services including pediatrics and internal medicine, Dental, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy with mail order, Laboratory, Radiology, Nutritional Services, Mammography, Health Promotion Disease Prevention, Public Health Nursing, WIC, Contract Care, Behavioral Health, and translation services in the Cherokee language. 

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dental Clinic  7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Vinita Health Center

27371 S. 4410 Rd.
Vinita, OK 74301 • 918-256-4800
866-939-0008  Pharmacy Refill

Administrator: Elton Sunday

The Vinita Health Center opened for service in 2001. In September of 2012 construction was completed on a new 92,000 sq. ft. facility and relocated near the Will Rogers Turnpike. The Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center is the second largest center in the Cherokee Nation Health System and the first to offer an on-site Wellness Workout Center and Dexa Scanning. 

The new center is located on 23 acres of land across from the Craig County fairgrounds. The facility is adorned with original Cherokee art and lithographs depicting characters and events spanning the time of the Civil War and how it affected the families of the Cherokee Nation. 

Scope of Service:

Medical, Pediatrics, Patient Benefit Services, Contract Health Services, Behavioral Health, Public Health Nursing, WIC, Career Services, Dietary Services, Wellness Center, Nutrition Services, Physical Therapy, Dental, Optometry, Radiology, Mammography, X-Ray, Laboratory, Bone-Density, Ultrasound, Pharmacy with mail-order and drive-through services, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Hours of Operation:

Clinic: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Wellness Center: 5 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dental Clinic 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Cooweescoowee Health Center

395200 West 2900 Road
Ochelata, OK 74051  •  918-535-6000

Administrator: Brandi Payton

“Koo-wi-s-gu-wi,” pronounced today as “Cooweescoowee," was Chief John Ross’s Cherokee name. The Cooweescoowee Health Center stands on 20 acres, boasting 28,000 square feet of space that replaces the previous 5,000 square foot satellite clinic known as the Bartlesville Health Center. With additional space, the center offers many more services to people in the region. 

Scope of Service: 

Behavioral Health, Dental, Eye Care Services, Family Medicine, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Laboratory, Nutrition Services, Pharmacy, Public Health, Nursing, Radiology, WIC.

Hours of Operation: 

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (hours may vary for specialty programs).

Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital
100 S. Bliss Ave.
Tahlequah, OK 74464 • 918-458-3100 or toll-free 877-838-3100

CEO: Brian Hail

The Cherokee Nation assumed operations and management of the W.W Hastings Hospital on October 1, 2008. The continuity of care across the Cherokee Nation health system is now complete and is evidenced by tangible improvements to the facility and to service delivery as a whole.

W.W. Hastings Hospital is a 60-bed inpatient hospital boasting professional affiliations with the Colleges of Nursing and Optometry at Northeastern State University; the College of Pharmacy at Southwestern State University and the Schools of Nursing and Radiology at Bacone College as well as partnerships with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

Scope of Service:

The hospital currently offers services in audiology, public health nursing, dentistry, diabetes, dietary services, EEG/EKG, emergency, fast track clinic, general surgery, intensive care, internal medicine, laboratory, obstetrics/gynecology, ophthalmology, optometry, orthopedics, pediatrics, pharmacy, podiatry, radiology, rehabilitation services, respiratory therapy, social services, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), contract health and behavioral health.

Dental Clinic Operation of Hours 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 Eligibility Requirements:

CDIB (Federally recognized tribes)

General Contact for Cherokee Nation Health Services 918-453-5000, ext. 5657