Honoring Our Heritage in Healthcare

Throughout its history, Hunter Health has provided quality, culturally appropriate, holistic healthcare to Native American communities. We are committed to continuing and sharing the legacy of those communities through traditional, innovative, and patient-centered care.

Urban Indian Health Program

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Urban Indian Health Program provides funding for comprehensive health care, dental, substance abuse, behavioral health, immunizations, HIV testing and treatment, health education, and other health programs through other state, Federal, and local resources.

To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be Native American and you or a family member must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native village.

Hunter Health helps with applications for the Urban Indian Health Program. All you need to bring is proof of your enrollment as a member of a federally recognized tribe.

On-Site Native American Registrar Services

If you need help establishing or documenting your tribal registration or obtaining proof of Indian ancestry, Hunter Health’s Native American Registrar can help navigate this process and answer questions. This may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Replacing birth and death certificates
  • Change of information for tribal membership forms
  • Replacing lost CDIB/Tribal Documentation
  • Notarizing documents

Traditional Health Coordinator

For any questions regarding Native American services, you can contact Hunter Health’s Traditional Health Coordinator.

Newman Washington is a Licensed Addiction Counselor with over 20 years of experience and works as an advocate for American Indian/Alaska Native patients to ensure that the services offered by Hunter Health are responsive to our local community.

P: (316) 262-2415 ext. 1179
newman.washington@hunterhealth.org