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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Contract Health Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility statement described above refers to direct services delivered by an Indian Health Service tribal government operated facility. The eligibility requirement for Contract Health Services (CHS) delivered by referral to a non-tribal facility or provider is stricter than for direct healthcare. To be eligible for CHS, an individual must reside within a CHS Delivery Area (CHSDA) and be members of a federally recognized tribe or descendant of an Indian who was living in California on June 1, 1852 and living on or near the established CHSDA.

For more information on how to trace your ancestry, please visit: http://www.doi.gov/tribes/trace-ancestry.cfm Exit Disclaimer – You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov