Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Jicarilla Service Unit
Jicarilla Service Unit
PO Box 187, 500 Mundo Road
Dulce, NM 87528-0187
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 5:00 pm
Sandra Lahi, Chief Executive Officer
Cecelia Chao, Clinical Director
Johannah Bizardi, Administrative Officer
About the facility:
The Jicarilla Service Unit also known as the Jicarilla Apache Health Care Facility is the one of the newest Service Units in the Albuquerque Area and is located in Dulce, New Mexico. The Jicarilla Service Unit serves primarily the members of the Jicarilla Apache Nation with a service population of over 4,000 patients but also serves other tribes as well. Nzhonachi'idle'ee translated in the Jicarilla Apache language as "a place to get well" is the tribal name of the clinic. is accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC).
The Clinic is open Monday through Friday, with after-hour services provided by the Jicarilla Apache Nation Emergency Medical Service as well as a 24/7 Nurse triage telephone line. Patients requiring inpatient services are transported to hospitals that are approximately 100 miles away.
As an Improving Patient Care site, a certified Patient Centered Medical Home and a strong supporter of electronic health care systems, JSU consists of a very dedicated staff working together with local community programs at all levels to focus on health promotion and disease prevention activities.
Well Child Care
Public Health Nursing
About the community:
Dulce is located in northern New Mexico within a few miles from the Colorado border and well within view of the Rocky Mountains. The Jicarilla Apache Reservation spans over 870,566 acres of scenic terrain in north central New Mexico. The geography on the reservation ranges from high desert at about 6400 feet in elevation to mountainous areas reaching over 10,600 feet. The town of Dulce is the center of the community and the home of most of the population. With abundant natural resources, the Jicarilla Reservation has much to offer for recreational opportunities. The dramatic scenic beauty of the land is unsurpassed and visitors can enjoy hiking, camping, and trail riding throughout the reservation. Mountain lakes located on the reservation are stocked with several species of trout, and hunting permits are available on a limited basis for mule deer, elk, black bear, mountain lion, and wild turkey. Winter snows provide excellent cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Several alpine skiing resorts are located within a few hours of Dulce