The Fallon Tribal Health Center has its own website with detailed information about its program and services, as well as links for online patient chart portal and medication refills. Please go to www.fthcnv.com!
Tribal Health Center: 1001 Rio Vista Drive, Fallon, NV 89406
Main Phone: (775) 423-3634
Senior Center: 1885 Agency Rd, Fallon, NV 89406
Main Phone: (775) 423-7569
Wellness Center: 8929 Mission Rd, Fallon, NV 89406
Main Phone: (775) 423-2220
Tribal Health Center: Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Weekends
Senior Center: Monday through Friday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Weekends
Wellness Center: Monday through Friday: 5am-8pm, Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
All Closed on Tribal Holidays
The Fallon Tribal Health Center (FTHC) provides high-quality, primary healthcare for the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe, Lovelock Paiute Tribe, and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe and other American Indians and Alaska Natives in central Nevada. The FTHC is owned and governed by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe under an Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) contract, also known as the PL 93-638, with the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS). The Fallon Business Council, the governing body of the Tribe, currently serves as the Health Board for the FTHC. We promote health and well-being through a number of services including:
- Medical Services (family medicine, chiropractic services, podiatry, audiology)
- Mobile Clinic
- Dental Services (preventative care, emergency services, and dental hygiene)
- Optical Services (general optometry, JVN/diabetic retinopathy, ophthalmology)
- Behavioral Health Services (mental health and substance abuse)
- Stillwater Tribal Senior Center (nutrition, caregiver, senior activities)
- Community Health (in-home health, CHR Program, fitness center)
- Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) and Benefits Outreach
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Health Administration
- And much more!
The Tribe has been providing health care services and programs since the early 1980’s. The Tribe’s initial healthcare service started in building with just three rooms (in a complex shared with the Tribe’s business enterprise) with a primary focus on well-child and public health services.
Then as Tribe’s in northern Nevada started to contract their shares to provide health care services on their respective reservations and colonies, the IHS closed the Schurz Indian Hospital. Faced with closing of the hospital which was the Tribe’s primary care provider, the Fallon Tribe worked with IHS to create the Fallon Tribal Health Clinic which was situation in a tribal-wide modular building located on the Tribe’s Colony in the mid-1980’s.
Then in the 1990’s, the Tribe realized that the modular building was no longer meeting the needs of all its patients due to the small size and the deteriorating condition of the building and worked on replacing the unit. In 1997, the Tribe opened the Fallon Tribal Health Center which was nearly twice the size of the older clinic. This new facility was funded solely through the Tribe’s water settlement funds with no IHS or federal funding.
Since that time, the FTHC has seen a tremendous growth in number of patients seen and the types of services provided. In additional to the main complex built in 1997, the FTHC has added 4 modular units located around the site of the old clinic to accommodate growth, as well as the Toi Ticutta Wellness Center and the Stillwater Tribal Senior Center located on the Tribe’s Reservation. We are now looking at building a new and larger facility to bring all our programs back under one room, as well as to accommodate the planned growth through 2035.
Mission, Vision, and Values
To provide high quality, comprehensive, primary health care for the members of the Fallon, Lovelock, and Yomba Tribe, and other American Indians and Alaska Natives in our service area.
To be a leader in caring for our tribal communities and Native people by achieving and promoting excellence in health care and wellness.
We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and personal responsibility, worthy of the trust our patients place in us. We demonstrate to our patients through communication, professionalism, compassion, and clinical knowledge our commitment to deliver the highest quality of care through the dedicated effort of every team member. We commit to our patients and to our co-worker’s excellence in customer service respecting cultural, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. We value the contributions of all, blending the skills of individual staff members in unsurpassed collaboration.