The Eligibility Coordinators at Yellowhawk will review your registration packet and determine whether you are eligible for Direct Care Only (DCO), which means you are only eligible for services received at Yellowhawk, or Purchased Referred Care (PRC), which means you are eligible to receive services at Yellowhawk and/or be referred to an outside provider.
Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center patients are categorized into two levels of eligibility: Purchased & Referred Care (PRC) or Direct Care Only (DCO).
Why do I need to update yearly?
It is very important that your eligibility information remain current and you will be asked to verify your information at every visit. Please notify Yellowhawk if your information changes (address, insurance coverage, etc.) An eligibility form will need to be signed annually regardless of changes.
Does the update affect my eligibility?
Yes, if Yellowhawk does not have a current update on file your PRC eligibility can be terminated. This is done in order to satisfy Indian Health Service (IHS) regulations and to protect the availability of financial resources. IHS is a primary source of funding for Yellowhawk, making up approximately one-half of the operating budget each year. To address shortfalls in Congressional funding, Yellowhawk and other tribal, urban, and IHS programs must rely on resources, such as private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid, to meet the level of need.
If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact:
Eligibility Coordinator Supervisor at 541-240-8745.