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OYATE Health Center

Community Driven Healthcare for Great Plains Tribal Members

COVID-19 Pandemic Information


Changes in Covid-19 Testing

Oyate Health Center is changing our COVID testing protocol in order to maximize available organizational resources to meet the needs of our relatives.    

  1. Symptomatic patients—check into Urgent Care.
  2. Exposed patients with no symptoms will be given home tests.
  3. Patients with a positive home test—we consider a patient with a positive home test to have COVID, and we do not repeat the test unless seeking anti-viral treatment.
  4. Patients whose employer requires a test—we are offering a home test for this.
  5. Pre-surgical patients only—go directly to Lab.  You must have your pre-op order for the test.

*Groups gathering and wanting home tests will request them through GPTCHB Emergency Operations Center located at Lacrosse St. location.

*Oyate Health Center does not provide COVID testing for travel.

Taking Control of Tribal Healthcare.

The Oyate Health Center is a tribally-owned primary care clinic based in Rapid City, SD, focused on providing the highest standards of care for tribal-citizens

Our Healthy Future

A Healthy Outlook for Tribal Healthcare

The Oyate Health Center is reinventing the way Native American healthcare is administered and delivered on the Great Plains.

Become a Member of the Oyate Health Team

Work for an award winning, community focused, family-friendly organization with competitive wages, and health and wellness benefits.

Current Healthcare Services

Services at Oyate Health Center

  • Urgent Care
  • Primary Care
  • Optometry
  • Dental
  • Behavioral Health
  • Radiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Laboratory Services

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Oyate Health Center

3200 Canyon Lake Dr. Suite 1
Rapid City, SD 57702
Outpatient Clinic:
Third floor of the Oyate Health Center Main Building
Urgent Care Clinic:
First floor of the Oyate Health Center Main Building


7:00am – 7pm- 7 Days per week

Main Line: 605-355-2500
Appointments: 605-355-2350
Patient Registration: 605-355-2439

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the wellness of our relatives by providing quality healthcare, public health, and advocacy in partnership with the tribal-nations of the great plains.

Jerilyn Church

CEO – Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board

Upcoming Events

Latest News

UNL Commits 3.2 Million to Establish Sexual Violence Prevention Center on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

RAPID CITY  –As part of its 2022 Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has committed $3.2 million to establish an Indigenous-led sexual violence prevention center (SVPC) on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Indigenous peoples experience sexual violence at rates higher than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. Sexual violence…

National Award for Oyate Health Center Optometrist

RAPID CITY – The head of the Oyate Health Center’s Optometry Department has been awarded a national award for his work serving our relatives in Indian Country and his contributions to improved care in Rapid City. Dr. Derek Almer, OD., is the 2022 recipient of the Lester Caplan Award. This honor recognizes a PHS civil…