The Muckleshoot Health and Wellness Center [HWC] in Auburn WA is a Tribal clinic located in a rural community on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation. There is 3,920 square feet of medical/pharmacy space. The program is operated under a PL 93-638, Title 1 contact with the Indian Health Service. The Muckleshoot Tribe contracts under the 413 amendments of PL 93-638 for it’s area and headquarter shares. The clinic bills private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid payers. The clinic had 1,876 primary care patient visits and 7,919 other patient visits for a total of 9,795 patient visits for FY00.
The HWC provides Medical, Dental, Optical, Pharmacy, and Fitness exclusively to the Native population in King County [CHSDA]. The Dental clinic currently averages about 240 visits per month, with increasing number of visits yearly. Full-time staff consists of 3 Dentists, 1 Hygienist, 4 Dental Asst. & 3 Admin/Receptionist. They are currently using paper charting, but use IHS EHR for prescription medications and IHS Scheduling GUI package and bill through RPMS TPB. The Dental clinic receives IT tech support through the HWC Administration. The Muckleshoot Dental clinic has been updated to include 13 operatories with PCs and wired network serving 11 stations. 3 of the operatories are quiet rooms where Nitrous Oxide is administered. Muckleshoot has Digital X-Ray with Patterson Imaging software, Electronic Anesthesia, and Laser cavity detection.
In addition, the Tribe operates a community health representative program, community health education, nursing, nutritional, alcohol and mental health counseling. Dental services are provided in a Tribally owned and operated modular dental facility with 1,970 square feet. The Tribe’s contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA) is King and Pierce Counties. The enrolled Tribal population is 1,660, with 4,300 registered patients. The active health clinic user population is 2,855. The leading causes of death are heart disease, maglignant neoplasm, cirrhosis of the liver, accidents and other than motor vehicle, and cerebrovascular disease.
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