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Part 2 - Services To Indians And Others

Chapter 5 - Health Services For Indians And
Alaska Native Advanced Students


Title Section
General 2-5.1
Procedures 2-5.2
Examinations 2-5.3
Records 2-5.4
Post-High Schools Education Centers Enrolling Indian Students 2-5.5


2-5.1  GENERAL:

  1. The basic objective of the Indian Health Service to provide health care to Indian and Alaska Native people is not altered by the temporary absence from their area of permanent residence.

  2. The Indian Health Service will provide for medical and dental care for all advanced students and such dependents as may accompany them who come within the scope of the Indian Health program.

  3. As used in this issuance, the following term will have the following meaning:

    Advanced Student.  A student attending a school of learning above the high school level, e.g., college, junior college, vocational or technical school.  (Trainees supported by BIA Employment Assistance Programs are excluded from the category of advanced students because the Bureau of Indian Affairs has assumed the responsibility for the health services for these individuals.  (However, Such trainees should not be denied direct services at IHS facilities).

2-5.2  PROCEDURES:

  1. All possible medical and dental care should be provided to the student and his dependents prior to departure from the Area of which they are resident and within the scope of the Indian Health program.  Thereafter, total health care will be provided for the student and dependents while in school to the extent that such care is not available through other resources such as the student health plan, BIA insurance plans, or other state and county programs.

  2. Where the student has enrolled in a school within the Service area of an IHS facility, program direction and services (including contract health services) shall be provided by the Service Unit Director of that IHS facility.  (See attached list).

  3. When the student has enrolled in a school not within the Service area of an IHS facility, program direction and costs will be borne by the area of origin or residence.

2-5.3  EXAMINATIONS:

  1. Prior to leaving for school complete medical and dental examinations should be provided to the student and to his dependent family if they arc to accompany him.

  2. Examinations, both medical and dental, shall be by scheduled appointment as early as possible in the student's plans for entrance in order to allow for as complete an examination as possible, and for any follow-up or corrective measures necessary.  The Area of origin is responsible for obtaining advance listings of students and distribute the listings to Service Units having schools within their service area.  (See attached list).

  3. Corrective measures, if indicated, will be conducted prior to departure of the student and his dependents.  Where time does not allow for completion of indicated treatment, the Indian Health Area Director may authorize expenditure of funds through contract health services, provided that no other sources are available to the student.

  4. Where time does not permit an examination in advance of departure, examinations will be conducted by the Area where the student is domiciled for schooling.  If the student is enrolled outside the Indian Health Areas, the IHAD may authorize expenditure from contract health service funds for necessary care at the time of the student's admission if no other source (state, local, BIA etc.) are available to the student and/or dependents accompanying him.  Students should be provided a summary of his and his dependents health history.  Students or dependents under medication or when continued medical supervision is recommended should be given a written health plan.

2-5.4  RECORDS:

The records of medical and dental examinations for the student and his dependents shall be maintained by the facility as a patient record.

2-5.5  POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL CENTERS ENROLLING INDIAN STUDENTS

State and Schools Name of IHS Facility (If school is within the service area of an IHS facility)
Alaska
Alaska Business College PHS Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage
Alaska Methodist University PHS Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage
Anchorage Community College PHS Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage
Sheldon Jackson PHS Alaska Native Hospital, Mt. Edgecumbe
University of Alaska PHS Alaska Native Health Center, Fairbanks
Alaska Bible College PHS Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage
Juneau-Douglas Community College PHS Alaska Native Health Center, Jeneau
ARIZONA
Arizona State University PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
Mesa Community College PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
Phoenix College PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
Navajo Community College PHS Indian Health Center, Chinle
University of Arizona PHS Indian Health Center, San Xavier
Northern Arizona University PHS Indian Hospital, Tuba City
Arizona Western College PHS Indian Hospital, Winterhaven, Calif.
Central Arizona College PHS Indian Hospital, Sacaton
College of Ganado PHS Indian Hospital, Fort Defiance
Eastern Arizona College PHS Indian Hospital, San Carols
Grand Canyon College PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
Maricopa Technical College PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
Yavapai College PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
Pima College PHS Indian Health Center, San Xavier
Glendale Community College PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
Cochise College PHS Indian Hospital, San Carlos
Scottsdale Community College PHS Indian Medical Center, Phoenix
CALIFORNIA
Palo Verde College PHS Indian Hospital, Parker, Arizona
MINNESOTA
Bemidji State College PHS Indian Hospital, Cass Lake
NEVADA
University of Southern Nevada PHS Indian Hospital, Schurz
University of Nevada PHS Indian Hospital, Schurz
Elko Community College PHS Indian Hospital, Owyhee
NEW MEXICO
College of Santa Fe PHS Indian Hospital, Santa Fe
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) PHS Indian Hospital, Albuquerque
University of Albuquerque PHS Indian Hospital, Albuquerque
St. John's College PHS Indian Hospital, Santa Fe
New Mexico State University at Farmington PHS Indian Hospital, Shiprock
OKLAHOMA
Bacone College W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah
Cameron State College PHS Indian Hospital, Lawton
Claremore Jr. College PHS Indian Hospital, Claremore
Connors State College W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah
Eastern Oklahoma State College PHS Indian Hospital, Talihina
East Central State College PHS Indian Health Center, Tishomingo
Hillcrest School of Nursing PHS Indian Hospital, Claremore
Midwest Christian PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
Murray State College PHS Indian Hospital, Tishomingo
Northeastern State College W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital, Tahlequah
Northern Oklahoma College PHS Indian Hospital, Pawnee
Oklahoma Baptist University PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
Oklahoma Christian College PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
Oklahoma City University PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
Oklahoma State University PHS Indian Hospital, Pawnee
Oral Roberts University PHS Indian Hospital, Claremore
Oscar Rose Jr. College PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
Poteau Community College PHS Indian Hospital, Talihina
St. Anthony's School of Nursing PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
St. Gregory College PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
St. John's School of Nursing PHS Indian Hospital, Claremore
Seminole Jr. College PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
Southwestern State College PHS Indian Health Center, Tishomingo
Southwestern College PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
Southwestern State College PHS Indian Hospital, Clinton
Tulsa Jr. College PHS Indian Hospital, Claremore
University of Oklahoma PHS Indian Health Center, Shawnee
University of Tulsa PHS Indian Hospital, Claremore
SOUTH DAKOTA
National College of Business PHS Indian Hospital, Rapid City
South Dakota School of Mine PHS Indian Hospital, Rapid City
UTAH
College of Eastern Utah PHS Indian Health Center, Roosevelt
WYOMING
Central Wyoming PHS Indian Health Center, Ft. Washakie

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