Eligibility

Reno Sparks Tribal Health Center

1715 Kuenzil Street
Reno, NV 89502

Phone: (775) 329-5162
Fax: (775) 334-4357

Hours of operation for all divisions:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Except 1st Wednesday of the month, no patient appointments from noon – 5 p.m. Pharmacy opens one hour later at 9 a.m.

Eligibility 

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Services directly provided by Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center (RSTHC) providers and/or divisions within the RSTHC are referred to as Direct Health Care unless otherwise indicated.

Direct health care services within RSTHC will be made available, as medically indicated, to American Indians and/or Alaskan Natives who are enrolled members or descendants of a federally recognized tribe.

Judy Miller, Patient Registration Supervisor
Patient Registrar Phone: (775) 329-5162, ext. 1982 or 1984

Contract Health Services (CHS)

The Contract Health Service (CHS) Program is for medical or dental care provided away from our facility. CHS is for services provided by doctors and hospitals that the RSTHC is unable to provide.

Phone: (775) 329-5162, ext. 1938

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CHS is utilized in situations where:

  • No tribal or Indian Health Service (IHS) direct care facility exists.
  • The IHS or tribal direct care facility cannot provide the required emergency and/or specialty care.
  • A patient’s alternate resource(s) is not enough to cover the total of required care. See below for an explanation of “alternate resources.”
  • The service is determined to be within established medical/dental priorities.

The CHS program is not:

  • An entitlement program
  • An insurance program
  • An established benefit program

Contract Health Services (CHS) are extended to enrolled members of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, living within the established Contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA) known as the Reno Sparks Metropolitan Area, and/or to eligible American Indians/Alaskan Natives who maintain close social and economic ties with the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony as follows:

  • Member of a Nevada Tribe or a Descendant of a Nevada Tribal member (Washoe, Paiute or Shoshone)
  •  Member or descendant of federally recognized tribe and married to a Nevada tribal member
  • Member of a federally recognized tribe and working for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
  • Member of a federally recognized tribe and living on a reservation in Nevada
  •  Services will be made available to non-Indian women pregnant with an eligible Indian’s child (pregnancy through postpartum)
  • Services to non-Indians of an eligible Indian household if the Reno Sparks Tribal Health Chief Medical Director determines it is necessary to control an acute infectious disease or if it presents a public health hazard.
  • Children under the age of 19 years, who are the natural or adopted child, step-child, foster-child, legal ward, or orphan of an eligible Indian, as amended under Section 813 of the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act, P.L. 94-437. 

CHS Phone: (775) 329-5162 ext. 1915, 1916 and 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patient Benefits

The patient benefits coordination department assists patients applying for alternate resources such as Medicaid, Nevada Check Up, Medicare, disability and other resource programs including the food stamp program and energy assistance.

Patient benefits coordinators are available to assist patients with alternate resource applications and submit applications to the appropriate agency on behalf of our patients. In addition, home visits can be made to accommodate homebound patients.

Referrals for food baskets and additional information about community resources for individuals who are homeless or in need of food and clothing are also available through the Patient Benefits Department.

Patient Benefits
Phone: (775) 329-5162, ext. 1918