The Owyhee Community Health Facility provides health care to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, American Indians and Alaska Natives enrolled or a descendant of a federally recognized Tribe, and to individuals living on and near the reservation.
The mission of the Owyhee Community Health Facility is to promote the highest possible health of the people of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation through a quality health care system that respects cultural values and tribal sovereignty.
In five years, there will be:
1. A high quality Health Care system that is managed efficiently and effectively that meets
the needs of the community.
2. Expanded health care services.
3. Equality of health care to all.
4. Health care educational needs would be met.
5. State of the art services for pre-hospital, hospital, and community Health Care.
6. State of the art electronic communication and information systems.
* Quality Care Comes First
* Customer Centered
* Focus on Health Promotion/ Disease Prevention
* Cultural Sensitivity
* Mutual Trust and Respect
* Fiscal Accountability
* Recognize Diversity/ Respect Persons
* Commitment to Excellence
Medical services are provided from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Wednesday, and Friday; on Thursday when it is open from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Pharmacy is open from 8:30-5:30 PM daily, except on Thursday, from 1:00-5:30 PM. Dental services are provided Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 12:00, and 2:00 to 4:00, with emergencies at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM daily. Behavioral Health, Health Education, Managed Care, Substance Abuse Counseling, Diabetes Education, Recreation, and the Senior Citizens Center are available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is provided twenty-four hours a day/ seven days a week.
Specialty clinics are scheduled throughout the year: Optometry, Audiology, Women's Health Clinic, Obstetrics, Men's Health Clinic.
COMMUNITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
The CHR/CNA's do home visits and encourage patient follow-up with the clinic. CHR/CNA's act in the capacity of advocating for the client rights, and maintaining client's confidentiality. They act as a liaison in communicating between clients and health care providers. They interpret for clients in the Shoshone or Paiute languages when needed, assisting with home safety evaluations, assisting with community health promotion and disease prevention activities. CHR/CNA's provide local transportation and medication deliveries for those who do not have any other means of transportation. The Community Health Program assists with health fairs, Spay and Neuter Clinics, seasonal walking programs, and Child Car Seat training and installation. Information on disease prevention and health promotion are displayed on the bulletin board in the clinic.
AMBULATORY CARE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
We provide the personalized care to assist with your commitment to better health for both you and your family. Exercise, eating right and regular visits to your physician are proven ways to help fight disease and maintain good health. Our highly skilled family medicine physicians have extensive experience in the care of infants, children, adolescents, and elderly.
We offer respectful and compassionate care in the following areas:
- Chronic Disease Management
- Obstetrics and Women's Health
- Men's Health
- Well Child Exams/Pediatric Medicine
- School Sports Physicals
- Pre-employment Physicals
- Head Start Physicals
- CDL Physicals
- Diabetes Care
- Minor Emergency Care
- Minor surgery
- Pain Management
- Immunization; both childhood and adult
Call to schedule your appointment:
(775)757-2403 ext. 302 (automated #) (775)757-2415 (operator)
To speak with a nurse, please call: (775)757-2403 ext. 227 or 226
The mission of the Diabetes Program for the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Health System is to provide the highest quality of diabetes health care, services and education to the people of the service delivery area, we seek to improve the diabetic health status using techniques to identify, prevent and treat diabetic complications.
- Education - Self-management techniques encompassing the 10 ADA Education Standards
- Home Glucose Monitoring - Patient self-monitoring blood sugars
- Joslin Vision Network - Retinal Imaging
- Optometry - yearly vision screens for diabetics
- Healthy Hearts - Home blood pressure monitoring and nutition education
SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
The Senior Center Program improves and promotes a better quality of life for the Elderly population (55 years or older) of the Duck Valley Reservation.
Some of the services provided:
Breakfast from 8:00-9:00 AM Friday only
Lunch from 12:00-1:00 PM Monday-Thursday
Social, cultural, educational, safety, exercise, and nutritional presentations
Homebound lunch delivery Monday-Friday
Transportation and referral services
Assistance with paperwork and/or phone assistance Respite to Care givers through Full Life Agency
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Committed to bringing forth quality, caring and professional services to the community and our clients.
Types of services provided are:
Clinical Psychological Counseling
Social and Human Services
Substance Abuse Adolescent Counseling
Substance Abuse Adult Counseling
The mission of the Health Education Program is to provide assistance to the Native and Non-native population in the determination and improvement of their health status incorporating cultural beliefs, practices and traditions. The program is committed to working in partnership with individuals, groups, and communities in the provision of health services. The program emphasizes wellness, and the promotion of disease prevention.
Services and activities provided:
Community Health Fairs
Exercise Programs - Elders, Adults, Children
Monthly Health Newsletter
Summer Youth Education
Sho-Pai Tribal Cultural Health Programs
Will Writing Assisting
Promoting Men's Health Clinic, Women's Health Clinic, Head Start Health Clinic
Wellness Programs - Diabetes, Parent Support, Children's Group, Veteran's, Breast Cancer Awareness
Monthly Awareness Information and Activities
Health Information Bulletin Board
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
PROPERTY AND SUPPLY