Welcome the the CHS Training Curriculum
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Welcome to the Indian Health Services (IHS), Contract Health Service (CHS) website. This website was created to provide information to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients on the CHS program requirements for medical/dental care.
Medical/dental care provided at an IHS or tribal health care facility is called Direct Care. The CHS Program is for medical/dental care provided away from an IHS or tribal health care facility. CHS is not an entitlement program and an IHS referral does not imply the care will be paid. If IHS is requested to pay, then a patient must meet the residency requirements, notification requirements, medical priority, and use of alternate resources.