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The Phoenix Area IHS Office in Phoenix, Arizona, oversees the delivery of health care to approximately 105,000 Indian people in the States of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah -- from the small Cocopah Tribe in southwestern Arizona to the widely dispersed Paiute Indians in Nevada and Utah. The Phoenix Area Office operates primarily as an administrative center for 10 Service Units, which may include one or more health centers or hospitals. More than 40 tribal groups reside within the Phoenix Area IHS region. The tribes vary in size, locale, and affiliation.
Within the Phoenix Area are nine IHS hospitals, the largest of which is the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Patients are referred there for specialized care not available at the eight reservation hospitals in the following communities: Fort Yuma, Owyhee, Keams Canyon, San Carlos, Whiteriver, Parker, Sacaton, and Schurz. In addition, IHS operates seven health centers and six health stations. A growing number of health facilities throughout the Phoenix Area are tribally operated. As of January 1990, Indian tribes operated four of these health centers and two of these health stations. Service Units in Schurz, Nevada, and Fort Duchesne, Utah, operate both clinics and health centers.
Some clinics are staffed by one or more IHS personnel who are stationed in the local community. In addition, local physicians and dentists are often under contract to the IHS. Other areas are served by traveling teams of IHS medical and allied health professionals.
For more information visit the Phoenix Area Website
Tom Heintzman, P.E.
Indian Health Service
Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction
Two Renaissance Square
40 North Central Ave., Suite 720
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 364-5056