While Indian tribes in most parts of the country are still gradually acquiring authority from the IHS to operate health facilities, California tribes already exercise responsibility for the development and operation of health care facilities. Many of the facilities are operated by tribal consortiums which provide comprehensive health care services to members and are supported by State and Federal funding, as well as private and public grants. All California Indian health facilities are managed by the Indian people themselves. Thus, IHS provides no staffing to support the California clinics, even though they serve the largest population of Native Americans of all the reservation states.
Learn more about the California Area
The California Area has no federally operated healthcare facilities. Learn more about the tribal and urban facilities.