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

Navajo Area

Shiprock - Northern Navajo Medical Center

The Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico is located in the Four Corners area of the United States where New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah meet. The Shiprock Service Unit is the largest Service Unit serving The Navajo Nation and the facility has 55 beds.

Shiprock-Northern Navajo Medical Center

Approximately 45,500 Native Americans mostly Navajo Tribally enrolled live in the Service Unit. The daily Inpatient Load is 40, and the daily outpatient volume averages 400 a day. Annual OB Cases: number 700-750, and annual ER Cases: averages 15,000-16,000. Multiple field clinics open from 1-5 days per week, each are staffed by Shiprock MD's.

Recreation opportunities exist such as fishing, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and alpine skiing. Telluride, Durango, Canyonlands, Grand Gulch, the Colorado River, the San Juan River, several large lakes, and the Colorado Wilderness areas are just short drives away.

The Northern Navajo Medical Center address is:
PO Box 160 Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: 505-368-6001
Fax: 505-368-6260