NTHS will be conducting drive-thru flu vaccines this year. The flu vaccines will be available Tuesday, September 15 – Friday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 22 – Thursday, September 24 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm. NTHS WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25 IN OBSERVANCE OF INDIAN DAY. Only adult established patients will be eligible for flu vaccines during the drive-thru clinic. Pediatric vaccine is unavailable at this time. The drive-thru clinic will be set up at the pavilion in the east parking lot (behind the main clinic). NTHS will resume our regular walk-in flu vaccine protocol following these drive-thru dates. Flu vaccines will be available to eligible individuals weekly Tuesday – Friday from 1:00pm – 4:30pm beginning Tuesday, September 29. If there are any questions please call nursing at 918-332-4311.
The safety of our patients and staff remain top priority as we move forward with reopening the clinic. Our target date to start slowly reopening is Monday, May 11, 2020. NTHS will continue to screen all patients at the main entrance prior to entering the facility. Patients and employees will be asked to wear a face mask while engaged with one another while in the facility and to follow social distancing. We ask that patients continue to call before arriving at the clinic since every department is not yet open. NTHS appreciates everyone’s patience during this time of uncertainty and we will continue to update as needed.
Our first priority is the health and safety of our patients and employees. We would like to inform you about some precautions we are taking to ensure everyone’s safety.
· We ask that all patients call ahead before coming to the clinic for any non-scheduled medical appointments.
· In order to promote social distancing, and to protect those at risk population, NTHS is attempting to transition all non-essential appointments to telemed visits.
· Medication changes and refills will be handled through the Pharmacy Drive Thru or mail out program.
· Urgent medical problems will be handled on a case by case basis with initial screening per telephone at 918-332-4363.
· Dental and optometry will only be seeing patients with urgent or emergent needs.
· Patients that utilize the same day phone line are being screened by the nurse for symptoms related to COVID-19.
· We will be setting up a visitor screening table at the front entrance. Every patient/visitor that enters the facility will be asked COVID-19 related screening questions and have their temperature taken. Patients that walk-in with COVID-19 related symptoms are being requested to go back to their vehicle and call 918 332-4311 for a nurse to complete the screening.
· The Wellness Center is now closed for patient exercise and all group classes/functions have been cancelled.
· All other patient entrances will be locked with a sign requesting they utilize the front door.
We will continue to take additional measures as necessary and notify patients as needed.
ATTN Current NTHS patients- If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or reason to believe you have been exposed to Coronavirus please contact 918-332-4311 before coming to clinic.
The CDC has offered resources at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Northeastern Tribal Health system strives to promote good health and prevent disease while providing quality health care to the surrounding Native American Community.
Northeastern Tribal Health system aims to empower and educate the surrounding Native American Community to achieve and maintain the best possible health.
The Northeastern Tribal Health System staff and facility will serve as a prime resource and advocate for health in the surrounding Native American Community, linking it to the health care system, actively identifying existing and evolving health care needs, and striving to meet those needs.
With years of experience, our medical team will assess you and create a custom recovery plan that's right for you. We understand the importance of educating you on the most effective ways to take care of your body, so that you can heal quickly.
Not only will our doctors treat your existing conditions, we also work to prevent pain and illness from occurring. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible.
Patients, staff, family and community will value each other and treat one another with courtesy and consideration.
Northeastern Tribal Health System staff is part of a team, which also includes the surrounding Native American Community, individual patients, family members, and other health care resources.
We strive to be aware of the Native American Community’s needs and to find ways to address those needs.
We work toward health and well being in all aspects—physical, psychological, social, and spiritual—of the lives of our patients, staff, families, and surrounding Native American community.
Rational, effective, cooperative, and compassionate use of limited resources to accomplish the mission and promote long-term health and function of the surrounding Native American community.
Northeastern Tribal Health System is not an Emergency Room. Time is valuable in the case of heart attack and stroke. Patients having an emergency i.e. chest pain, severe abdominal pain, extreme shortness of breath, stroke symptoms should call 911 and go to the nearest Emergency Room.
If less urgent but not a minor problem, patients should go to the Claremore Indian Hospital where an emergency room is open continuously. The hospital is located at Will Rogers Blvd. and Moore Street. The address is 101 South Moore Street, Claremore, Oklahoma 74017. The Claremore Indian Hospital phone number is (918) 342-6200.
Patients may also go to W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. The hospital is located at 100 S. Bliss Ave, Tahlequah, OK 74464. W.W. Hastings phone number is (918) 458-3100 or toll free (877) 838-3100.
Patients receiving emergency care at any non Indian facility must report the visit to Northeastern Tribal Health System Purchased Referred Care Department at (918) 542-1655 within 72 hours from the beginning of care. The medical data about each case is evaluated by the Purchased Referred Care Review Committee to determine priority for payment.
The Medical Appointment desk and Registration is located in the lobby area.
If you need to schedule a medical appointment please call (918)-332-4478
Patients needing to schedule a new patient appointment, or re-establishing care appointment (i.e. have not seen a primary care provider within the previous two years) with a medical provider, will be required to call the New Patient Appointment line at 918-332-4430, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the each month. Patients will be required to leave a voice message, with their name, date of birth and a callback number. Patients will be scheduled for an available appointment, for the following month in the order in which the messages are received. When the total number of messages received meets or exceeds the number of appointments available, the outgoing message on the voicemail will be changed, advising patients that all appointments are full, and patients will need to call back the following month. Once all appointment slots are full, any remaining patients who have left messages will be contacted and their name will be placed on a waiting list. In the event of a cancellation, patients may be contacted for an available appointment slot from the names on the waiting list.
NTHS will be utilizing a Same Day Appointment System. Patients will need to call (918) 332-4363 to schedule an appointment. This number is a dedicated line specifically for same day appointments only. Phone lines will open at 7:30 a.m., Monday–Friday. Patients need to call and leave a message. Messages will be returned in the order they are received. The same day appointment system is for current active medical patients with an acute illness.
NTHS is NOT an emergency facility. Some patients will be instructed to seek care at an EMERGENCY ROOM where life saving equipment and medications are available.
Northeastern Tribal Health Center, Miami, Oklahoma 74354, United States
08:00 am – 05:00 pm
Closed: Weekends, Federal Holidays, and first Wednesday morning of each month until 1 p.m. for staff meetings.
For after-hours care contact:
Claremore Indian Hospital at (918) 342-6200
Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings at (918) 458-3100