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
Quality Health Care at IHS
IHS announced the 2016-17 Quality Framework outlining how IHS will develop, implement, and sustain an effective quality program that improves patient experience and outcomes. This is part of ongoing efforts to ensure the delivery of reliable, high quality health care at IHS federal-government-operated, direct service facilities.