OHC News

Improved Pediatric Department Offers Sports Physicals, Immunizations, and Telehealth

RAPID CITY – In recent years, tribal-citizens in Rapid City encountered considerable difficulty accessing quality care for their children and grandchildren. To better meet the community’s needs, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board has worked to improve and expand the Oyate Health Center’s pediatric department.   According to the American…

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New Covid-19 Guidelines For Return To Work

RAPID CITY –On July 22, 2020 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) changed their recommendations regarding REPEAT testing for COVID-19.  Previously they required a negative test in order to safely return to work.  The new standard of care no longer requires a repeat test and is based on the improvement…

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Oyate Health Center to Require Masks

For the safety of all, everyone entering the Oyate Health Center will be required to wear a face covering. If you do not have one, one will be provided.  We feel that this is a small sacrifice to make that will have a large benefit in keeping our community as…

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COVID-19 Testing This Weekend

RAPID CITY – The Oyate Health Center is planning a mass COVID-19 testing event this Saturday in Rapid City. In her weekly community update, Jerilyn Church, CEO of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, announced that the Oyate Health Center would be offering testing for anyone eligible to receive…

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CEO Statement on Positive Covid-19 Cases in Rapid City

RAPID CITY — The Oyate Health Center in Rapid City has recently begun seeing an uptick of positive COVID-19 cases at its facility. Jerilyn Church, CEO of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board and the Oyate Health Center, issued a video message today to provide the community with further…

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Oyate Health Center Adapts to COVID-19 Pandemic – 4/13/20

RAPID CITY –The Oyate Health Center is continuing to make improvements to help protect the health of our staff and patients. It is important to us that we continue to provide the highest standards of care for our patients while reducing their possible exposure to covid-19. We are continuing to…

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Oyate Health Center Takes Further Steps to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

In addition to the creation of the Southwest Screening Clinic, we are continuing to implement recommendations from the CDC. If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please contact the Oyate Health Center at (605) 355-2500 before visiting the campus.  Optometry Changes Due to our response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in…

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Oyate Health Center Introduces Integrative Care

RAPID CITY, SD – The Oyate Health Center is set to introduce a new model of care that will provide expanded comprehensive care services to its patients, greater access to behavioral health, and more walk-in clinic hours. The Oyate Health Center and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board are conducting…

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