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Tribes to Assume Control of all Tribal Healthcare in Pennington County

RAPID CITY –For the first time in history, healthcare for tribal citizens living in Pennington County will be 100% controlled by tribal nations, not the federal government, beginning February 26, 2022.  On February 26, the Indian Health Service will officially step aside as the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux…

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New App Gives Youth Access to Mental Health Resources

RAPID CITY –A newly created mobile app from the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board and the Oyate Health Center will give young people access to mental health professionals on a mobile device. The Covid-19 Pandemic has created many obstacles for those needing mental health support. While quarantines, social distancing,…

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Oyate Health To Only Test IHS Eligible Patients

In a proactive attempt to navigate a national shortage of COVID-19 testing supplies, the Oyate Health Center will only test patients who are symptomatic and eligible for Indian Health Service care, it announced Tuesday. The Oyate Health Center was one of the few locations in Rapid City where free…

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Youth Program Succeeds at LNI

RAPID CITY – The Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board and the Oyate Health Center are celebrating the successes of its Connecting With Our Youth Program during the month of December. Connecting With Our Youth “Teca Kici Okijupi” (CWOY) is a values-based initiative intended to help reduce the rate of…

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Oyate Health Center to Host Equine Therapy Event During LNI

RAPID CITY: The Oyate Health Center and the Great Plains Tribal Leaders’ Health Board have invested heavily into expanding behavioral health services for tribal-citizens living in Rapid City. During the Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City, the organization will host an Equine Therapy opportunity for patients and visitors. Christmas with…

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