NATIVE AMERICAN SPECIFIC PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
These programs offer services to eligible Native Americans. You can call the Health Center at 209-928-5400 with any questions regarding these programs.
We recognize the Elder as an invaluable resource in our communities, deserving of honor and respect and the best care that we can give.
The Tuolumne Me-Wuk Elders Program provides comprehensive services to the voting Tribal Elders of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. The program provides opportunities for Tribal Elders to come together and share stories and history of the Me-Wuk people so they may pass on their wisdom to the next generation.
Services of the program include:
The Outreach Department was implemented to improve the health knowledge, attitudes and practices of Indian people by promoting, supporting, and assisting TMWIHC in delivering a total health care program. The efforts of the Outreach Department staff provide for follow-up and continued contact with health care providers, education services, organize health promotions, and transportation within the local community to/from hospital or clinic for routine, non-emergency problems, for Native patients without other means of transportation, when necessary.
The number of Native American encounters averages approximately 640 visits a month.
Diabetes Prevention Services
This outpatient program is for individuals with diabetes. The program is a collaborative process involving the individual with diabetes, their physician, and educators with expertise in the areas of diabetes management. This individualized program meets the needs of diabetics with Type 1,Type 2, or gestational diabetes.
Ongoing Diabetes education and management classes are offered every other month free of charge. Educational sessions are designed to help people with diabetes make lifestyle changes to successfully manage their disease.
Call our Diabetic Coordinator to schedule an appointment by calling (209)928-5460 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Purchased and Referred Care Services
Purchased and Referred Care Services (PRC) is a limited and restricted program of managed care that can provide funding for services that are not provided by the Tuolumne Me-Wuk Indian Health Center.
PRC is a program designed to help with medical, dental, and behavioral health financial assistance for verified California Indians or descendants who live in our service area. In order to use PRC services you must use all other resources available to pay for your care – resources such as Medicare, Medi-Cal, and/or private insurance.
In order to qualify for Purchased and Referred Care Services, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. PRC is a complex program with guidelines and a strict policy of pre-approvals for services.