The Fort Hall Indian Health Service (I.H.S) and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Health and Human Services (THHS) department have been jointly accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) since 2000.
The Not-So-Gah-Nee Health Clinic is a 28,915 square foot out-patient clinic, which opened October 9, 1990. Direct ambulatory health care and services are provided to members of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and other eligible federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Natives. This includes medical, nursing, pharmacy, dental, optometry, radiology, lab services, including referrals to the Tribes’ Purchased and Referred Care Program for specialty care.
Tribal Health Administration provides oversight and assistance in regards to personnel issues, budgets, information systems, contracts, grants, vehicles, purchasing and property. THHS Administration maintains the computer network and assists providers in the use of the Electronic Health Record, RPMS, Accucare, Behavioral Health GUI and the IHS terminal servers. The Tribal Health Business Office bills third-party insurance in order to provide income to expand services provided to eligible patients.
The staff positions are tribal and federal hires (IHS). The total population is 6,000.
The Tribal Health and Human Services Department initiated the concept of a “Wellness Center” in their 2000 strategic plan, as requested by the tribal community. In 2006, the Council approved the university-researched feasibility study to assess how a Wellness Center would serve the community’s health needs and disparities, among them, heart disease and diabetes.
Community Health Nursing consists of the Maternal Child Health and Public Health Nursing programs. Services available: Pediatric Clinic, Women’s Clinic, Immunizations, Prenatal and Postpartum Education, Health, Home Visits, Discharge Planning, Elderly Surveillance and the Personal Care Provider program.
Community Health Nursing program collaborated with other local agencies in support of a CNA program for tribal members with 17/22 graduates.
The Four Directions Treatment Center is a tribally operated alcohol/drug treatment program located on the Shoshone-Bannock Indian reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho. The program strives to provide the highest level of quality treatment services as well as community, culturally-based and holistic treatment approaches. The on-site services offered are the adult primary residential treatment, adult outpatient, adult intensive outpatient and adolescent outpatient.