How To Become A Patient - Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
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How To Become A Patient

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center provides comprehensive health care services to eligible American Indians/Alaska Natives. New patients will complete an application process known as patient registration and provide required documents to establish their eligibility.

New Patient Packet Area

Required documents for new patient registration include:

 

  • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or Proof of Native Descent
  • Copy of Birth Certificate(s)
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residency

Know Your Eligibility

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.

Purchased & Referred Care (PRC) Requirements:

  • CTUIR enrolled member residing within Umatilla and
    Union Counties
  • Other enrolled tribal member or descendent of enrolled member of other Federally recognized tribe, residing within the boundaries of CTUIR for one year (must show proof of residency)
  • Be registered for services at Yellowhawk
  • Provide required documents
  • Must enroll for alternative resource (insurance) if
    applicable, such as: Medicare, Medicaid, or employer
    benefits
  • Eligible to receive services outside of Yellowhawk
    WITH APPROVED referral from Yellowhawk Primary
    Care Provider

Direct Care Only (DCO) Requirements:

  • Any enrolled tribal member or descendent of enrolled
    member of a Federally recognized tribe
  • Be registered for services at Yellowhawk
  • Provide required documents
  • Must enroll for alternative resource (insurance) if
    applicable, such as: Medicare, Medicaid, or employer
    benefits
  • Eligible to receive services at YELLOWHAWK ONLY

Medical Records

To send or receive your medical records, please follow the instructions below.

If you need to submit your medical records to Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center please send by fax to: 541-240-8751

 

To release your medical records to a 3rd party, please fill out this form and fax to: 541-240-8751.

 

Medical Record Release Form

 

Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center
Attn: Medical Records
P.O. Box 160
Pendleton, OR 97801

 

If you have any questions call 541-240-8736 or 541-240-8735