Muckleshoot Tribal Health Center
39015 SE 172nd,
Auburn, WA 98092
About the Clinic
To promote and facilitate engineering planning and construction support for the IHS national facilities program by developing and enhancing relationships among Tribes, area offices, and Service Unit engineers and related professionals dealing in building health care systems.
Attainment of the IHS and DHHS missions
The DFPC mission is achieved by:
* Maintaining a priority list based on relative need.
* Supporting tribes when they choose to assume facilities-related responsibilities.
* Planning health care and associated facilities to minimize facility life-cycle costs.
* Planning, promoting, & constructing improvements to exist. Facilities where they are not optimally functional.
* Planning & constructing new facilities when existing facilities do not exist or cannot be effectively improved.
* Developing state-of-the-art facilities with efficient and effective facilities planning.
* Targeting the unmet need with limited resources for maximum effectiveness.
To be a Global Health Care Facilities Engineering Division leading cutting edge professionalism in support of Public Health advances and development of solutions to the Indian Health Service challenges.
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe operates a primary care clinic in Auburn, WA, out of a single story building recently acquired in November 2001. There is 3,920 square feet of medical/pharmacy space. The Tribe provides primary care services with one physician, one physician assistant, two dentists, and 2.4 mid level practitioners who are either nurse practitioners or registered nurses. 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. 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.
About the Tribe
The Muckleshoot are part of the Coastal Indian culture of the Pacific Northwest. Salmon was the foremost food, and the western red cedar the most important natural resource, with many tribal beliefs and ceremonies being centered around both. Like many Coastal tribes, they made fine basketry, wood carvings, blankets and clothing of loom-woven dog hair, and boxes, buckets, serving dishes and utensils of steamed and bent cedar. Cedar bark also supplied clothing, mats, furnishings, and rope. They had an elaborate social structure with a hereditary nobility, a middle class, and a slave class of war captives and their descendants. Leadership was determined by wealth. The Tribe is organized under the Indian Reorganization Act, with the constitution and charter ratified in 1941. The Muckleshoot Tribal Council consists of nine members elected annually and is subject to the Muckleshoot General Council. The Muckleshoot Reservation is located in south King County, State of Washington, on Hwy 164 between the cities of Auburn and Enumclaw.
The Reservation is small and lies along the White River and State Road 164 southeast of Auburn, WA. The city of Auburn has a population of 73,000. King County is the largest and most populated county within the state of Washington.
To find out more about the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, call 253-939-3311 or visit their web site.
1,660 enrolled members.
Other Offices and Programs
Housed in other Tribally-owned buildings: administration, real estate, school, senior program, family resource center, Bingo Hall, Casino, housing, Planning and public works, college, new Tribally-owned child care facility.
Total Tribal Employees
2000 (including the Casino and Bingo Hall)
No information on housing availability