Tribal Health Department
It is the goal of the Health Department to assist Tribal members in achieving and maintaining the highest level of health possible. The Health Department provides care for acute and chronic illnesses as well as prevention education and intervention.
You are eligible for services at the clinic if you are an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Specific eligibility requirements apply for specialty and referral care.
The Health Department consists of two major areas: Health Administration and Health Department Clinics.
The Health Administration Department assists with third-party resource billing and receipts. Health Administration also assists with contract health services and maintains agreements with outside providers. Assistance is also available to help determine eligibility for and availability of alternate resources for individual patients.
Normal Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.
You can reach the Business Office by calling (251) 368-9136, ext. 2349 or ext. 2317.
Per Indian Health Policy:
Please be advised that if you have a child under 18 years of age and you want them to be seen at the Health Department, Dental or Primary Care or Behavioral Health, that a parent or legal guardian MUST accompany the minor child under 18 years of age to their appointments at Health Department. If you would like to add additional adult please go to Medical Records and fill out Designated Adult paperwork prior to the visit.
Health Department Clinics
The Health Department Clinics provide the following services and/or programs:
- Medical Clinic
Primary care for acute and chronic illness, provided by appointment. Must be seen by the Poarch physician or nurse practitioner prior to receiving consideration for referred care to specialists. We also offer preventive immunizations, screenings and patient education regarding chronic diseases.
We perform diagnostic lab tests. We will schedule and perform lab tests ordered by clinic providers as well as outside physicians. Please present your written order to laboratory upon arrival for your test.
Fills prescriptions for eligible recipients. Prescriptions must be for medications in stock at the Poarch pharmacy. Prescriptions must be in the clinic by 4 PM to be filled on the same day.
We perform diagnostic x-ray and ultrasound exams. We will schedule and perform radiology exams ordered by clinic providers, as well as exams ordered by outside physicians. Please present your written order to radiology upon arrival for your exam. Written orders are needed only for outside physicians, and only the physician who orders the test, can give results to the patient.
- Behavioral Health
Provides counseling and other services for Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Behavior Modification, School Liaison, and other related services.
- Community Health
Provides Public Health Nursing services through clinics, in homes, and in the community. Provides home visits for health status monitoring and reinforcement of medical instructions. Provides WIC and Nutrition services. WIC is available to eligible recipients of the State of Alabama WIC programs. Nutrition services are available to all eligible health care recipients.
- Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy (sometimes abbreviated to PT) is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments/disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential. Some benefits to physical therapy include improving motion and mobility, avoiding surgery and prescription drugs, and recovery following surgery. PTs are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives.
- Health Education
Available on an individual basis by appointment and through classes. Heath Education is also provided as part of the clinic visit when needed.
- CDC Breast & Cervical Cancer Grant
Provides mammography and other annual women's health screening services.
- Dental Clinic
Provides dental hygienist and dentist case. Service is by appointment.
- Diabetic Clinic
Provides a structured program for diabetics.
Other services/programs include:
Diabetic Support Group, Diabetic Outreach, Diabetes Camp, data entry, Medical Records maintenance, Patient Registration, and School Health Programs. Other activities sponsored by the Health Department include Senior Olympics, Health Fairs, and Medical and Nursing Student preceptorships and clinical rotations.
Patient Registration Specialists
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2306 or 2355
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2384
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2323
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2385
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2326
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2360
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2353
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2030, 2371 or 2372
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2374
Lisa R. Parker
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2302
Edie Tullis Baker
Health & Elder Services Division Director
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2231
Revenue Cycle / Business Office
CHS In-Take Office Clerk
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2349
Business Office Director
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2317
Revenue Cycle Director
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2171
Premiere Family Eye Care
DBS Online Account Utilization
Information that will help Tribal Members monitor their health and utilities benefits has been posted on the Tribal Member Benefits page housed in the Tribal Members Only Portal.
Health Insurance Plan
The slide presentation from the Town Hall meeting addressing Tribal Insurance Transition held Tuesday May 10, 2016 has been posted in the Tribal Member Only Portal (TMOP).
Information relating to the Tribal Health Insurance Plan is located on the
Tribal Member Benefits page.
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