Paramedics and EMT’s are available 24-hours-a-day to service the emergency needs of the Hoopa Valley and surrounding areas. With stations in both Hoopa and Willow Creek, the teams are trained in 12-lead, white-water rescue, ropes-over-the-bank rescue, fire rescue and other emergencies. While in constant contact with emergency personnel, the ambulance teams transport patients to the appropriate hospitals or levels of care. The ambulance is dispatched through the Hoopa Valley Tribal Police or by calling 9-1-1.
Services include counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, assessment screenings, parenting skill sessions, crisis intervention, trauma and grief counseling, critical incident stress debriefing and training for emergency services personnel.
The substance abuse program provides clients with a number of vital services that include: one-on-one counseling for adolescents and adults, screening, assessments and testing, referral and inpatient placement, local sobriety sweats, meetings, an intensive outpatients program that includes behavior modification, prevention, relapse and addiction educational topics. To schedule an appointment with a provider or for more information about group sessions, call 530-625-4261, Ext 450.
Child and Family Services
CFS operates under the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s Title 14 Child Protection/Family assistance code and Title 14C Elder and dependent Adult Protection Ordnances. CFS investigates reports of abuse/neglect cases within the boundaries of the Hoopa Indian Reservation. Services include family reunification, family maintenance and voluntary cases. CFS will refer families to the proper agencies to complete a reunification plan if the allegations rise to the level of intervention by CFS and/or Hoopa Tribal Court. These services could include, alcohol and drug treatment, parenting classes, domestic violence classes, random drug testing and out of home placement. CFS also works closely with Humboldt County Child Welfare and other State agencies that Hoopa Tribal member families have been referred to or have been involved with. For more information please contact CFS at 530-625-4061.
Three full-time dentists and a hygienist provide preventive and restorative care, crown and bridge services, oral surgery, prosthodontist (dentures) and some endodontist services. Orthodontist services are also available. For an appointment, call 530-625-4261, ext 311.
From specialized programs including exercise and diet mortifications, the diabetes education team provides one-on-one coaching for those diagnosed with diabetes or who are at risk for diabetes. They host monthly educational meetings and food-preparation seminars. Their department also hosts work-out equipment for patients, their family, and the community. Check it out at 530-625-4519.
Diagnostic Services – Laboratory and Radiology
Under the direction of seasoned technologists, K’ima:w Medical Center offers on-site laboratory and x-ray services for the convenience of both our patients and providers.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is offered on a grant funded basis. This service assists eligible Hupa Tribal members with PG&E, wood, propane, and kerosene. Please contact our Patient Benefits Department for eligibility information at 530-625-4261, Ext. 325 or Elder eligibility services please contact CFS at 530-625-4061.
Under the direction of a community health nurse, the outreach department provides patient education, at-home wellness visits for shut-ins and those in need. They also conduct safety and educational programs across the Valley ranging from blood pressure screenings, flu shots, pedestrian safety, health screenings, and prenatal classes.
Personnel are available during business hours to assist with registration, SSI applications, Medi-Cal applications, Indian Health Services registration, and several other programs. Their office is located inside the main lobby or can be reached at 530-625-4261, Ext. 325.
Registered pharmacists are available at K’ima:w Medical Center’s pharmacy located at 535 Airport Road in Hoopa (inside the main building) five days a week. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00pm to 6:00pm (Closed for Lunch 1:00pm to 2:00pm), * 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Closed for Lunch 1:00pm to 2:00pm), *Every other Wednesday closed until 2:00 PM. For refills please call the Pharmacy at 530-625-4114.
Primary Care Medical Home
Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) is an expanded process of accreditation through the Joint Commission. A PCMH is a model of care where services are provided to patients by a primary care practitioner and team that increases access to its services, tracks and coordinate a patient’s care delivered by other practitioners and facilities, uses evidence based treatment protocols and focuses more on patient and family education and self-management.
Purchased Referral Care (PRC)
Contract Health Services is a restricted federal program of managed care. It is designed to provide for the purchase of a limited number of services not available at our clinic, in accordance to special priorities or levels of needed services. Examples of such services would be referrals to other medical and dental specialists, comprehensive radiology tests and emergency room visits. Please contact the PRC Department at 530-625-42611, Ext. 348.
Dedicated staff serve a hot meal, made from scratch, five days a week at the recently constructed K’isdiya:n ya’kya:n-ding Senior Nutrition Center located on Loop Road in Hoopa. Transportation is provided for congregate meals upon request as well as meal delivery for home-bound elders. For more information on how to receive services please, call 530-625-4834.
K’ima:w Medical Center provides access to some of the top specialists through our advanced or telemedicine capabilities. Telemedicine services include: Hepatology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Nutrition, and Endocrinology. If the specialty services aren’t available onsite and with provider/ PRC approval, we provide referrals to specialists along the Northern California Coast, Redding, San Francisco, and Sacramento.
Need a ride? Call our transportation line at 530-625-4261, Ext. 248 to schedule your free non-Emergent pick-up for your medical, dental, or behavioral health appointments. Transportation will be available within the Hoopa Valley five days per week from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Non-Emergent transportation for Dialysis, Willow Creek, and Eureka/Arcata visits are available. Please call transportation for arrangements.
Transportation Financial Assistance to out-of-area appointments
For those with a referral appointment to a specialist healthcare provider outside of the Hoopa community, there are programs available for transportation or gas reimbursement. Your Purchase and Referred Care (PRC) specialist works with patients on an individualized basis for these services. Travel assistance forms are available in the PRC department. Please call the PRC department for guidelines and requests at 530-625-4261, Ext.278.