COVID-19 Crisis: Clinic Hours & Services - Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
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COVID-19 Crisis: Clinic Hours & Services

To keep yourself, our community, and Yellowhawk staff safe we ask that you observe the following policies and practices when visiting the clinic:


+ If you have a fever or cough and do not need immediate medical care reschedule your appointment.
+ If you have a fever or cough and do need immediate medical care call your provider first.
+ Wear a face covering to the clinic (if you do not have one Yellowhawk will provide one for you).
+ Stop for a screening at the desk just past the front doors when entering the clinic.
+ After your screening please stop by the eligibility coordinators to update your patient information.
+ Observe social distancing while in the clinic.
+ Do not bring anyone with you unless you need assistance. Children can have one adult/guardian and an elder can have one caregiver.


You are part of what keeps this community healthy. Thank you.

Tuesday morning closures will resume June 2, 2020.

COVID-19 Testing

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center (Yellowhawk) will begin providing further testing for enrolled Tribal Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) while resources and capacity for providing this testing can be sustained. An appointment is required for all testing done at Yellowhawk. Testing needs have been distributed as outlined below.


  • Those with Active Symptoms, Close Contact – To continue throughout the declared state of emergency. During the COVID-19 pandemic Yellowhawk patients who present with COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact (within six feet for 15 minutes or more) with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 can be tested for COVID-19. This testing will continue for the remainder of the declared state of emergency. Yellowhawk will also continue to test CTUIR first responders and essential healthcare works who have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.


  • Individuals at High RiskTo continue as resources and capacity allow. Yellowhawk patients who are at higher risk of complications if they contract COVID-19, including individuals 60 years or older, residents of a group care setting, or individuals with chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, lung disease, or heart disease, can be tested for COVID-19. Employees of CTUIR entities that have been determined to be critical by the Incident Command Team (ICT) will be tested for COVID-19 on a case-by-case basis.


  • All CTUIR Tribal Members – To continue as resources and capacity allow. Enrolled Tribal Members of CTUIR, including those without symptoms or exposure to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, can be tested once every 14 days. If an individual develops symptoms or becomes a contact to a positive COVID-19 case, they can receive further testing even if it has not been 14 days since their last test.


COVID-19 TESTING is available by appointment only. The testing clinic will offer appointments Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm, except Tuesday morning closures and days Yellowhawk is closed. Call your Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) LaShay Miller 541-240-8655, Mihky Najera 541-240-8639, Alicia Rosales 541-240-8637or Yellowhawk’s main line, 541.966.9830.  When calling main line, ask to be transferred to your PCC if you have questions or concerns about testing or would like to set-up an appointment for testing.

Behavioral Health

THE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM will transition to all appointments being provided through telehealth (either phone or Zoom); new referrals for non-emergent therapy services will be deferred. Requests for mental health evaluations will be deferred until can be conducted in person. Dr. Cary and Adult Psychiatry will scale back and not be able to accept new referrals; all of their visits will also be done through telehealth. Zoom sessions do require a valid email address.


CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY will provide telehealth, by phone or Zoom. Zoom sessions do require a valid email address. Talk to your counselor about CHESS health or download the app for remote support options.


TREATMENT GROUPS are cancelled through the end of August 2020.




MEDICAL will continue routine appointments in all clinics. COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only for patients with symptoms of illness, or those that have been in direct contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.


VACCINATIONS and SPORTS PHYSICALS for those under 18 will continue to offered.




The PHARMACY will continue to offer parking lot delivery of medications, mailing medications, and medication delivery through the Community Wellness department. The Pharmacy’s hours will remain the same.


DENTAL is open for routine care and non-urgent dental care. Appointments required, call for emergency appointments. Dental’s hours are Mon-Fri, 7:00-4:00pm (Tuesday 12:30-4:00pm).




Audiology will open on the dates below. Call Yellowhawk to make an appointment.

July 20th and 27th

Aug. 17th and 24th

Sept. 14th and 28th

Oct. 19th and 26th

Nov. 16th and 30th

Dec. 14th and 21st


Optometry will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and patients will be contacted for appointments. If you need an appointment leave a message at 541.240.8565 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.



Podiatry will also resume limited routine visits as of Thursday, May 28th.

Community Wellness


+ Senior Center will continue to deliver meals on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays to elders. Monday and Wednesday will continue to deliver frozen meals for Tuesdays and Thursdays. 541.240.8700

+ The Community Garden will be closed to volunteers. Contact Shoshoni Walker 541.240.8436 for information on community garden produce.

+ WIC will be conducting visits over the phone through September 31st. Contact WIC for Farmer’s Market eligibility. Please call 541.215.2163.

+ A Registered Dietitian will be available for phone visits. To schedule appointments call 541.969.0111.

+ Diabetes Education’s virtual monthly classes start August 18th and will continue on the third Tuesday of every month 11:30-12:30. Contact Chelsey Minthorn for more information, 541.215.5273