FALLON TRIBAL HEALTH CLINIC
Fallon Tribal Health Center
1001 Rio Vista Rd.
Fallon, NV. 89406
Tel: (775) 423-3634
Fax: (775) 423-5694
TRIBAL HEALTH CENTER
Vision: To be the most trusted tribal health center that will continuously improve the health and well-being of all Native American and Alaskan Indians.
Mission: To serve all Native American and Alaskan Indians by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary, education and safe healthcare.
The Fallon Tribal Health Center (FTHC) is a tribally owned and operated clinic, located on the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Colony at 1001 Rio Vista Drive, Fallon, NV. The health center is committed to enhancing the quality of life of all of American Indians by providing a culturally competent and patient-centered continuum of care. The mission of the Fallon Tribal Health Center is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Under the provisions of a Title I Self-Governance Contracted, the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Indian Colony Title I Contracted shares with the Indian Health Service allows the Fallon Indian Colony to administer individual programs and services the IHS would otherwise provide.
The FTHC’s dedicated team of highly-trained clinicians offer a wide range of services include: Internal & family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral Health Services, moderate complex & CLIA waived laboratory services, comprehensive dental care for children and adults, substance abuse services, pharmacy, optometry & ophthalmology, chiropractic, podiatry, nutrition, diabetes care, women’s health, JVN screenings and injury prevention services. Our health center plays a major role as part of the continuing health care for eligible American Indians / Alaskan Natives in the Fallon & surrounding area including Lovelock, Yomba and Yerington. We have a staff of over 60 and recorded over 30,000 patient encounters in 2016. Currently, the health center has put out an RFP for the design of our new wellness center in Feb of 2019. However, are current health & wellness center is located at 8955 Mission Rd, Fallon, NV. 89406
Joslin Vision Networks (JVN): Patients with diabetes and/or high blood pressure are at higher risks for eye damage. The clinic provides retinal eye scans to catch early detection of damage. It is important to have a JVN screening at least once a year.
Podiatry: The clinic provides podiatry services twice a month on Tuesdays 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.
Women’s Wellness: The clinic provides Women’s Health and Wellness services, focusing on preventative exams such as pap smears, breast exams, birth control and other female issues.
Diabetic Clinic: 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.
Pediatric Clinic: The clinic provides pediatric services, providing general pediatric care to patients from birth to 18 years old.
Dental: Dental care is offered by appointment and is also available on a walk-in basis for emergencies only. Routine dental care consists of general oral treatment and includes cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, partials, dentures, and limited root canal treatment. However, there is a fee for crowns, dentures, partials, etc., to cover lab work and other expenses.
Medical Imaging: The newest division to the FTHC, medical imaging will offer general in-house diagnostic services such as our dental Panorama, X-ray and computerized axial tomography services.
Optometry: Optometry 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 state of the art equipment.
Pharmacy: Pharmacy provides original prescription and prescription refill services, a drug “Take-Back” program for environmentally safe disposal, patient counseling and informal Medication Therapy Management for the local tribal community.
Community Health: The community health division promotes health education and provides healthy interventions directed at individuals, families and groups within our tribal community. Services available through community health include care giving, health education and counseling, case management, and patient advocacy. In addition, medical transportation services for FTHC appointments and/or referrals are available through the Medical Transports in the Reno-Sparks, Fallon, Yerington, Yomba and Lovelock Area.
Behavioral Health Services
Mental Health Services are available and include individual, family, couples and group therapy. In addition, mental health services provide psychological and psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and consult with other clinic divisions to provide coordinated care.
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling offers a variety of options for adults and adolescents. Services include substance abuse evaluations, individual and group treatments, Talking Circle. Referrals are coordinated for eligible clients/patients who need residential inpatient and detoxification treatment. Program staff Indian Health Services and outpatient residential treatment facilities.
Diabetes Prevention Program is a grant program of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI). The program focuses on diabetes prevention and management through education, nutrition and physical activity.
Diabetes risk tests and education counsels are available on diabetes prevention, including basic and advanced education sessions about diabetes, complications and other chronic disease such as kidney disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Education is provided to help empower our patients to achieve their health care goals and increase participation with their healthcare providers. Classes are offered as individual and group sessions and are interactive and informal.
The curriculum used is culturally sensitive to American Indians /Alaskan Natives and meets the American Diabetes Association standards for diabetes care.
Nutrition services are provided by a registered dietitian and include medical nutrition therapy, well child nutrition counseling and Head Start assessments, pediatric and adult weight management, WIC referrals, and nutrition counseling for diverse conditions such as anemia, kidney disease, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. Counseling/education is available by request or on referral from a medical provider to individuals of diverse ages, families and community groups. The dietitian also provides menu planning to the Senior Nutrition Program using traditional and fresh foods and plans.
Fallon Tribal Wellness Center
With 50+ pieces of assorted exercise equipment including free weights, hammer strength, cardio and static machines there is something for individuals of all stages of physical ability including those just starting an exercise program, to a weight lifter or professional athlete. We have one personal trainer. Supervised exercise sessions are readily available to those with any medical concerns by referral from a medical provider. Open gym sessions are available to those with no medical concerns; a physical activity readiness questionnaire must be completed prior to the first open gym session. Open gym is available any time the exercise facility is open.
Joey Fanjul, Physical Fitness Trainer
Phone: (775) 666-7018
Sherry Taylor, Diabetes Educator & Coordinator
Hours of Operation
Monday & Friday: 6am to 2pm
Wednesday: 6am to 3pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11am to 8pm
The outpatient practice provides assessment and treatment for a wide array of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, psychotic disorders, adjustment to trauma, and psychological issues related to medical conditions.
Child and Adolescent Services
At the Fallon Tribal Health Center, we provide a broad range of assessment and treatment approaches for children with emotional or behavioral difficulties and their families. Problems treated include attention-deficit/hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, family and interpersonal conflicts, adjustment to trauma, and behavioral difficulties at home or school.
The Fallon Tribal Health Center Laboratory is an accredited Moderate to High Complexity laboratory by CMS. We offer 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. Ultimately, this collaboration between your provider and our experienced laboratory staff will increase the quality of health care that you and your loved ones deserve.
Turning 65 & Have Questions About Medicare Part B?
If you’re approaching your 65th birthday, you’re about to join a new club: Medicare. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for U.S. citizens age 65 years and older. Along with seniors, Medicare covers people younger than 65 with qualifying medical conditions such as End Stage Renal Disease and ALS. If you didn’t sign up for Medicare Part B when you first became eligible, you may be able to sign up during the General Enrollment Period. This period runs from
January 1st through March 31st of each year. During this time, you can sign up for Medicare Part B at your local Social Security office located at 1170 Harvard Way, Reno, NV 89502. Your Medicare Part B coverage will start on July 1st of the year you sign up. If you already have Medicare Part A and need Part B you can sign up for Part B at your local Social Security office or by calling 1.800-772.1213. For more information click here.
Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Center, www.plpt.nsn.us
ITCN State Wide Native American Coalition, http://www.itcn-snac.org/
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, www.samhsa.gov
Affordable Care Act: Purpose of this Act is to increase access to quality health coverage for all Americans, including our First Americans. These new benefits mean potentially more services for our communities. We encourage every American Indian and Alaska Native to enroll in the Marketplace starting October 1st, 2013, to see what health benefits are available to them.
Benefits include but not limited to:
More affordable prescriptions and better preventative care services at no out-of-pocket costs, as a result of ACA.
No premiums or deductibles for Native Americans or Alaska Natives enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
Health plans cannot turn anyone down or charge you more for preexisting medical conditions
American Indians and Alaska Natives who obtain their health insurance through the Silver State Exchange do not have to pay co-pays or other if their income meets certain federal restriction levels.
Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available any time to assist you in applying for a health plan that is best suited for you and your family’s healthcare needs. Give us a call!
FTHC Benefits Enrollment Coordinator
P: 775.423.3634 ext. 229
Contract Health Services
P: 775.423.3634 ext. 249
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