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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 track the spread of COVID-19 and we are being proactive in our efforts to prepare for the expected rise in cases.

We have made multiple changes to our medical practices so that we can continue to provide services while doing our part to slow the spread of this virus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these difficult times.

Telehealth Provider Visits

In response to calls for flexibility and broadening access to telemedicine services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, certain federal privacy regulations have been relaxed by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As a result, Oyate Health Center patients can now consult with their medical provider from the comforts of their home. 

Curbside Pharmacy Pick-up Available

The Oyate Health Center has created a curbside prescription service for our relatives. This will make it easier for patients to refill their prescriptions without having to enter the facility.

Urgent Care

The Oyate Health Center’s Urgent Care is still seeing patients from 7:00 AM-7:00 PM each day. Urgent Care is a wonderful resource for our relatives to utilize on the weekends. Please do not hesitate to give us a call.

Southwest Screening Clinic Prepared for Rise in Covid-19 Cases

The Southwest Screening Clinic is still available for those who have symptoms associated with COVID-19. If you have fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing we are asking that you first call (605) 787-8904 prior to visiting campus. This is to help stop the spread of the covid-19 and to help protect our relatives from exposure to other illnesses. You will be given further advice and will be directed to the appropriate entrance should you need to come in.

The Southwest Screening Clinic is open 7 days a week on the first floor to any member of any Tribe from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Dental Update

OHC dental will be temporarily moved to Urgent Care where they can better assist other caregivers in the battle against COVID-19.  At this time, we will only be able to treat absolute dental emergencies (abscess, pain, swelling, etc) in Urgent Care.

Optometry Changes

Due to our response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and the American Optometric Association recommendations, the following changes will be effective immediately and until further notice:

We will only be providing emergency patients. These conditions include a sudden decrease in vision or loss of vision, flashes of light in vision, sudden onset floaters, distortions in vision, eye pain, redness, double vision, discharge, swelling of the eye, or eye injury. However, we will not be able to provide any routine eye care, glasses ordering, or glasses repairs until further notice. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

Please leave a message with your PCP who will assist you in scheduling an appointment.

Optometry Hours (current):

  • Monday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Friday: On-Call Availability

Should you have any further questions, you can call the Oyate Eye Clinic at 605-355-2213.

Page updated 10/13/2020