Stillaguamish Tribal Clinic
P.O. Box 277
Arlington WA 98223
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 Stillaguamish Tribe’s health clinic is located in space shared with tribal administration. The 1,040 SF building provides limited primary care services. The clinic has a counseling office and one exam room. The program is operated by the Tribe under an IHS funded P.L. 93-638 Title I contract.
Programs include alcohol counseling and elder services. The Tribe employs one full-time mid-level practitioner who is either an RN, NP or PHN, a physician’s assistant one day per week and contracts with an MD for services one day per month. Stillaguamish bills for laboratory costs but does not bill Medicaid or Medicare. The Tribe’s Contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA) is Snohomish County.
The enrolled tribal population is 237 and the Indian population living on or near the reservation is 487. The active health clinic user population is 149. The leading causes of death are heart disease, malignant neoplasm, cirrhosis of the liver, accidents other than motor vehicles, and cerebrovascular disease. There were 141 Active users in 2002.
About the Tribe
The Tribe’s constitution, approved by the Tribal council on January 31, 1953, provides for the administration responsibilities of Tribal government to be handled by the popularly elected six-member Stillaguamish Tribal Council. The Tribe petitioned the Secretary of Interior to acknowledge them for recognition as an Indian Tribe in 1974. On February 7, 1979, the Stillaguamish Tribe was listed in the Federal Register as eligible for Indian Health Service care and became part of the service population served by the Puget Sound Service Unit.
The Stillaguamish Tribal community is located in northern Snohomish County near Arlington, Washington. It is located between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound in the temperate Puget sound basin. Major industries in the area include aircraft manufacturing (Boeing), wood products, food processing, electronics and software.
Rainfall averages about 35 inches per year, and temperature extremes are rare.
Arlington Washington is a rural area with abundant outdoor activities, yet near enough to a major metropolitan area for ready access to big-city services.
237 enrolled members, and a service population of 1,476.
Other Offices and Programs
Fisheries office, Hatchery, and Food Bank building and weight room. Tribal facilities are located primarily on a 40 acre site with both housing and offices, and the Tribe owns additional nearby acreage, including nearby land with freeway access for economic development.
Housing can be found within a 35 mile distance from the tribe.