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Inscription House Health Center
Inscription House Clinic
P.O. Box 7397
Shonto, AZ 86054
The Inscription House Health Center is part of the Kayenta Service Unit in the Western most part of the Navajo Nation. Inpatient needs are met by referral to the Tuba City Indian Medical Center, which is 65 miles South of Inscription House, Arizona. The Inscription House facility provides 40 hour per week ambulatory care for approximately 7,000 nearby residents. The facility is closed after 5 p.m. on weekdays and is closed on weekends. Most staff live in housing provided by the Indian Health Service.
Inscription House is approximately a one hour drive from Page, Arizona, and the Lake Powell National Recreation Area. The facility is staffed by three physicians and one physician's assistant. In addition to pediatrics, internal medicine and family medicine ambulatory care, services provided include laboratory, pharmacy, dental, public health nursing, mental health, health education, x-ray, and optometry care. As is true for other Navajo Area Indian Health facilities, leading reasons for outpatient visits include Respiratory illness, preventive health activities, Diabetes, Well Child exams and Prenatal care.