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Tsaile Health Center

Tsaile Health Center


Tsaile Health Center Acting HSA Dorothea Begaye (928) 724-3716

Chief Medical Officer: Ella M. Gillespie, MD (928) 724-3710

Supervisory Clinical Nurse: Dorothea Begaye, RN (928) 724-3679


P.O. Box C21,
Tsaile, AZ 86556
Phone: 928-724-3600
Fax: 928-724-3605


Phone: (928) 724-3902
Fax: (928) 724-3647

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Who should I call?

Medical Staff Recruitment Contact: Heidi Arnholm
Phone: 970-882-1550

Nurse Recruitment Contact: Ella Bia
Phone: 928-674-7608

Tsaile Medical Records – for confidential patient information
Phone: 928-724-3647

Tsaile Health Center is located in Northeast Arizona as a part of the Chinle Service Unit. This ambulatory care center is situated at the base of the Lukachukai Mountain rage with local elevations of 7,000 to 8,000 feet. Two lakes are within 10-15 minute drive which offer camping, fishing, and non-motorized boating.

The Tsaile Health Center has 9,031 registered clients. Clinic hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed on holidays). Weekend work is limited to two 13 hour emergency room shifts per month at the main hospital (Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility), 25 miles west of the Health Center.

The Health Center is adjacent to Navajo Community College, the first Indian Tribe-controlled college established in the United States. Routine outpatient services are provided to a broad range of patients including prenatal and geriatrics.

Chinle Service Unit - IHS - Recruitment Presentation [PDF - 3.3 MB]