The purpose of the Community Health Nurse is to assist individuals and families in obtaining and maintaining a maximum level of health. Our goal is to encourage and assist toward self-sufficiency and personal empowerment in health maintenance.

Community Health coordinates with outside agencies in providing a variety of health education topics for employees and local community professionals.

Services provided include but are not limited to:

  • Health/Medication education and management
  • Assessment including vital signs and labs as indicated
  • Feet examination with nail care
  • Providing emotional support such as listening to the patient
  • Coordinating services with other agencies such as Home Health and Hospice
  • Communication with primary care physician
  • Referrals to family services, housing, Tribal Member benefits, etc. as needed
  • Follow up with health issues, medications, nutrition
  • Assessing patient’s home for safety issues
  • Hospital visits and follows up after discharge from hospital, Rehabilitation,
  • Immunizations and injections as prescribed. All tribal government employees are eligible under employee health for required immunizations
  • Screening clinics including communicable disease investigation and follow-up

 

Please note that Community Health does not provide 24-hour Home Health Nursing.