Health programs and services

About Health Services

Cherokee Nation Health Services is an integrated health system of eight ambulatory health centers, various programs and a hospital which makes the system multi-faceted, providing strategically planned care and services.

Behavioral Health Services

Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health Services offers a variety of programs. These include mental health services, substance abuse treatment, and community-based programs promoting mental health.

Cancer Programs

Cherokee Nation Cancer Programs offer early detection education and screenings as part of the comprehensive cancer control plan, including a breast and cervical cancer early detection program, colon cancer education and a registry of cancer patients.

Emergency Medical Services

Cherokee Nation Emergency Medical Services (CNEMS) is a state licensed paramedic level ambulance service owned and operated by the Cherokee Nation serving people in Cherokee, southern Delaware, northern Sequoyah and western Adair counties. CNEMS consists of three major components: ambulance services, communications and training.

Health Centers & Hospitals

Located throughout the Cherokee Nation jurisdiction, Cherokee Nation health centers and hospitals provide quality healthcare for our citizens.

Healthy Nation

Cherokee Nation Community Health Program provides outreach services to schools and communities, including wellness activities, health fairs, smoking and tobacco cessation classes,The Cherokee Challenge, WINGS running club, community recreation center, summer youth fitness camps and other culturally appropriate education activities.

Heart Health

Million Hearts™ is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States.

Jack Brown Center

The Jack Brown Center is a twenty-bed co-educational facility providing treatment for chemical dependency in a residential setting to Indian adolescents.

Notice of Health Information Practices

This notice describes how information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Information that we use to render care to you is called Protected Health Information or PHI. The information is accessible to staff involved in your care. Proper safeguards are in place to discourage improper use or access. We are required by law to protect your privacy and the confidentiality of your PHI.

Women Infants & Children (WIC)

WIC is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for women, infants and children. WIC helps families by providing an Electronic Benefits Transfer card, called the "eWIC" card, for buying healthy foods from WIC-authorized grocery stores. The program is directed toward pregnant or nursing women, as well as infants and children less than five years of age.