Special Diabetes Program for Indians
The diabetes epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives, Congress established the SDPI grant programs in 1997. This $150 million annual grant program, coordinated by IHS Division of Diabetes with guidance from the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee, provides funds for diabetes treatment and prevention to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs across the United States. (https://www.ihs.gov/sdpi/)
Yerington Paiute Tribal Health Clinic has a team of qualified staff members to coordinate and implement clinical diabetes care and oversight as well as physical fitness activities and challenges. The clinic provides routine care to manage and/or provide interventions of diabetic and other chronic care conditions. Our diabetic clinic focuses on diabetic care issues, exams, labs, screenings, education, and medication management.
Elder Nutrition-Providing congregate meals and homebound delivery for lunch meals Monday through Friday. Newly donated Hotshot food truck from Yerington Paiute Tribe Auction Services delivers to homebound community tribal members Monday through Friday.
Title VI Elder Homemaker services- Home maker services include light house keeping, light meal prep, and in town errands.
Partnership with Food Bank of Northern Nevada, serving the Yerington Paiute Tribe every Tuesday, alternating between Reservation and Colony community members.
Our clinic Laboratory offers a full range of testing in Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Bacteriology and Urinalysis, all provided with high tech instrumentation. Our ability to offer this comprehensive range of on-site testing will give you and your medical provider the medical information necessary for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
3-clinic drivers for Dialysis, in town transportation and out of town transportation for medical appointments.
Non-emergency transportation services are available for health-related appointments only.
Transportation services are offered by appointment and a trip request must be filled out by the individual ahead of time. 2 days notice for in town transports and 3 days for out of town transports.
Priority is given to Elders and individuals with hardship (No Car, No Family to transport)
Services include substance abuse evaluations, individual and group treatments. Referrals are coordinated for eligible clients/patients who need residential inpatient and detoxification treatment. Program staff coordinate with Indian Health Services and outpatient residential treatment facilities.
Services include- Assessment, Adult and Youth Individual & Group Counseling, Anger Management Classes, Relapse Prevention / Aftercare, School-based Services
Our clinic provides: Mental Health Assessments, Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Groups, Dual Diagnosis Groups, Life Skills Coaching, Parent Education, Play Therapy, Primary Care-based Services, Psychosocial Education, School-based Services, Trauma Recovery / Trauma Informed Care, and Case Management.
Optometry services are provided 4 times a month. Our clinic provides routine and emergency eye care, ocular health and diabetic eye exams, and pediatric care. Walk-ins are for medical eye emergencies only, not for routine care of glasses or contacts. We are pleased to offer glaucoma care inside the clinic, including diagnosis and management with our newly state of the art optometry equipment.
The clinic provides podiatry services twice a month on Thursday’s in coordination with our diabetic clinic. General podiatry services such as basic nail care, and evaluations for painful feet, spurs, and bunions are available for all clients.
Tribal Community Direct Patients may receive prescriptions at no cost; however, we can only fill prescriptions listed on our medication formulary. “Purchase and Referred Care” eligible patients may receive non-formulary medications when medically necessary or formulary alternatives are not available. Our pharmacy will work with you and your provider to help select medications that will work for you.
Please contact the pharmacy to request your prescription refills. When requesting your prescriptions, please provide the prescription number or name of your medications.
Please request refills 3 working days before you plan to pick up your medications. This time is needed to fill your prescriptions and obtain authorization for refills from your provider if necessary. It will also provide us time to order your medication if we don’t have it in stock.