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Health

Wellness for all

Focusing on prevention and wellbeing through a variety of medical and educational programs, we guide our patients to make choices that will enhance their quality of life and help them make healthy choices that are in their best interest. We want all Tribal Citizens to feel their best so they can live life to its fullest.
Health & Human Services Director: Kelly Dirting

For more information please visit The Roundhouse

Only available to Poarch Creek Tribal Citizens and Tribal Government Employees

* The categorization and listing of departments on this website do not reflect the official organizational structure or hierarchy of the Tribal government.

Departments & Contacts

Buford L. Rolin Health Clinic

It is the goal of the Health Department to assist Tribal Citizens, First Generation minors, and members of other federally recognized tribes in achieving and maintaining the highest level of health possible. The Health Department provides care for acute and chronic illnesses as well as prevention, education, and intervention.

You are eligible for services at the clinic if you are an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Specific eligibility requirements apply for specialty and referral care.

Contacts

Kelly Dirting
Health & Human Services Director

Kristi Bowen
Executive Assistant
(251) 368-9136 Ext. 2147

Lavan Martin Assisted Living Facility

Residents in assisted living have as much independence as they want knowing that personal care and support services are available if they need them. The Lavan Martin Assisted Living Facility was designed to provide residents with assistance with basic daily living skills such as bathing, grooming, dressing, medication reminders and supervision for safety.

Learn more:

What services are provided?

  • Prepared meals three times a day
  • Assistance with daily living skills
  • Medication reminders / assistance
  • Safety / supervision
  • Scheduled Activities
  • Housekeeping services
  • Laundry / Room services
  • Chapel
  • Fitness Center
  • Media Room
  • Post Office
  • Transportation services

How is assisted living different from a nursing home?

Our assisted living community is different from a nursing home because we don’t offer complex medical services or provide one on one care. Our facility was designed to provide a more home-like atmosphere with apartment style living.

Is there a lot of paperwork to complete?

You will have to complete an initial 2 page assessment and your physician will complete a health assessment. The Assisted Living staff will schedule a care plan meeting. At that meeting, a care plan will be developed to determine the level of assistance needed and pertinent resident information will be discussed at that time. A few more forms will be explained and discussed at that time.

For additional information, please contact the Assisted Living Administrator, Michelle Colbert Shiver, at (251) 446-4899.

Contact

Martha Gookin
Elder Services Director
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2602
ALFinfo@pci-nsn.gov

Forms

Native Wind Clinic

The Native Wind Clinic is a healthcare facility specifically tailored to meet the needs of Poarch Creek Indian First Generation Descendants. Situated in the heart of the community, it offers a range of medical services, including primary care and preventive health screenings. Staffed by healthcare professionals who understand the unique cultural and historical context of the Poarch Creek people, the clinic aims to provide comprehensive care that respects the traditions and values of the community while promoting wellness and healing.

Front Desk

Employee Clinic

The Poarch Creek Indians Employee Health Clinic is a dedicated healthcare facility serving the employees of the Poarch Creek Indian’s Tribal Government. Located on the reservation, the clinic offers a variety of medical services tailored to the specific needs of its workforce. These services may include primary care and occupational health screenings. Staffed by healthcare professionals who understand the unique needs and challenges of the Poarch Creek community, the clinic aims to promote employee well-being, prevent illness and injury, and support the overall health and productivity of its workforce.

Front Desk

Shannon Skaggs
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2891

Additional Programs/Services:

Case Management

The Case Manager is a critical component in ensuring support for patients in the healthcare setting. The Case Manager is a person that collaborates the process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet the patient’s health and human service’s needs. It is characterized by advocacy, communication, and resource management and promotes quality and cost-effective interventions and outcomes.

The Case Manager coordinates activities within all practice settings to benefit the patient, payer, and provider as the patient moves through the health care cycle. The Case Manager is a critical component in ensuring support for the patients in any setting of health care. Basically, it is an intervention that provides the following:

  • Increases a patient’s understanding of available services
  • Improves the overall quality of care the patient receives
  • Efficiently ensures that the patient receives the level of care they need

The case manager is also responsible for setting up mammography and assisting with durable medical equipment for those Tribal Citizens who are in need and meet eligibility requirements.

Nutrition Therapy

The registered Dietician provides individual and group education on a variety of nutritional topics. The registered Dietician coordinates with other providers and programs to ensure continuity of care. Assessment, counseling, and follow-up care is provided. Referrals are through physicians, other clinic staff, or the individual themselves.

WIC / Nutrition Services

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a special Federal Supplement Food Program administered through the State of Alabama and administered by a Registered Dietetic Technician in the health clinic. Individuals enrolled in the WIC program must meet specific nutritional requirements. The WIC program is available to Tribal Citizens, as well as non-Tribal citizens. The following categories of individuals are eligible for evaluation for the program:

  • Pregnant women
  • Post-partum women
  • Breast-feeding, lactating women
  • Infants
  • Children (up to the age of 5 years)
Contacts

Donna Johnson
Diabetes Case Manager
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2332
diabetesinfo@pci-nsn.gov

Jill Lee
Nutrition Specialist
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2372
WICinfo@pci-nsn.gov

Our Government

In accordance with the constitution, which was adopted on June 1,1985, the Poarch Creek Indians is governed by a nine member elected Tribal Council. A fulltime staff is employed to provide administrative support for the operation of the Tribal government and programs.

Members

Get access

For Tribal Bill Pay login assistance, contact Candy Byrd at (251) 368-9136 ext 2006 or cbyrd@pci-nsn.gov

The Roundhouse is accessible to Tribal Citizens and Tribal Government Employees only. For login assistance, please email theroundhouse@pci-nsn.gov or call Sharon Delmar at (251) 368-9136 ext 2216