As a result of the current Federal government funding situation, the information on this website may not be up to date or acted upon. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at www.opm.gov . Despite the lapse in appropriations, IHS will continue to provide direct clinical health care services as well as referrals for contracted services that cannot be provided through IHS clinics. For more information on how IHS is impacted, visit: HHS Contingency Plan
The Ambulatory Care Department operates on an appointment system including the Same-Day-Appointment (SDA) for Pediatric availability and Nurse Visit appointments. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 p.m, except on Wednesdays the clinic is closed in the morning. Services are provided are Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Nursing Assistants. The clinics of which services are provided: are Diabetic Clinic, Chest Clinic, Uranium clinic, Women's Health Clinic, First Prenatal, OB/GYN, Cryo/Colpo, Stress Test Clinic, Well child, Pediatric, Flex Sigmoid.
Pueblo Pintado Clinic and Thoreau Clinic are Crownpoint satellite clinics located approximately forty miles northeast of the Crownpoint Service Unit (IHS) and 25 miles South of. Both clinics operate Monday through Friday and the clinic operates on an appointment system with walk-ins. Thoreau operates Monday through Thursday. Emergencies are stabilized and transferred to Crownpoint Health Care Facility by the Navajo EMS System.
The Central Sterilization Room (CSR) is part of the Ambulatory Care Department to provide central sterile services to inpatient ward, OB ward, outpatient department, emergency department and dental department.
Certification in CPR, and current nurse licensure, ACLS, PALS is recommended for RN's. LPN/NA are certified in BLS.
Staffing needs are permanent RN's to work in a remote area but a rewarding experience to be part of the Indian Health Service in serving the Native population.