(702) 382-0784

LAS VEGAS PAIUTE TRIBE
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

About Coronavirus

With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of the Las Vegas Paiute Clinic patients and visitors remains our top priority. The Las Vegas Paiute Tribe is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

What can I do to protect myself and others?

Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

NOTICE TO ALL CLINIC VISITORS

CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 HEALTH

PROTOCOLS ARE IN EFFECT

The Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Clinic has taken a number of steps to prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak.

Hours of Operation are still the same, without any changes, but are subject to change.

 

Please call (702) 382-0784 if you require additional information, regarding operating hours, and schedule changes.

 

Clinic will be closed during 12:00pm (Noon) hour, you may still call and contact the clinic during this time.

 

At this time, scheduled patients are asked to come in a few minutes in advance of their appointment, to allow time for screening. Screenings will be done outdoors, for this, we have designated a screening tent on each entrance of the facility. In order to limit the number of patients entering the facility and requiring screening, The Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Clinic will be limiting access to only patients and their necessary visitors, and not allowing access for other visitors who do not have a healthcare-related reason to be at the clinic.

 

If you are experiencing cough, fever, or shortness of breath AND have traveled internationally to areas affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been in contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19, please call ahead prior to your appointment for further instructions. 

 

What should I do if I feel like I have the symptoms?

If you have symptoms including cough, fever and shortness of breath, and are able to manage your symptoms on your own, stay home. If you are over 60 and have underlying conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes, contact your doctor to discuss your risk.
 

  • If you need help managing your symptoms, but are not in need of emergency care, call your doctor. In order to prevent the spread of illness, it is important to call ahead before going to see a doctor.
     

  • If you experience severe respiratory distress and/or need immediate attention, call 9-1-1 and let them know you are concerned you may have COVID-19.

Center for Disease Control

Southern Nevada Health District

IHS has been closely monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the recommendations that have evolved from the American Dental Association. 

 

It is also recommended by the Nevada Dental Association.
 

The main concern is the safety of our staff, patients, and coworkers.

IHS has issued the following statement "After careful consideration and discussions with the regional OSHA office I am recommending all Phoenix Area IHS Dental clinics discontinue all non-emergency dental care".

 

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Clinic will discontinue all non-emergency dental care and dental hygiene for 3 weeks as recommended by IHS.

Patients who need emergency dental care should call the LVPT Dental Office and consult with the Dentist.  Staff will be contacting patients who need non-emergency dental care and dental hygiene to reschedule past the 3 week recommendation.

DENTAL OFFICE UPDATE (COVID-19)

We are not an emergency or urgent care facility.

If you require immediate emergency services or urgent care, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

Our Mission

To improve the health status and quality of life for our patients by providing them culturally appropriate and holistic healthcare. 

To promote a balanced physical, emotional and spiritual lifestyle.

Structure & Operations

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Services is operated by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe in collaboration with the Indian Health Services that provides Medical, Dental, Optical and Behavioral Health outpatient services to all North American Federally Recognized Native American Tribes.

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Outpatient Health Services

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Services specializes in outpatient health care and health education. Our Services include the following:

  • Illness diagnosis & treatment

  • Adult, Geriatric, Adolescent & Pediatric Care

  • Diabetes Mellitus Management

  • Physical (DOT/CDL/Well Child Check/School/Camp/Sports)

  • Limited Laboratory

  • Audiology (Hearing Screening)

  • Nutrition Counseling

  • Well Women Exams

  • Podiatry

Pharmacy Services

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Services Pharmacy Department provides responsive, cost effective, high quality health services that meets your needs. The foundations of our service include reasonable access, a commitment to excellence, a compassionate respectful attitude and full involvement of patient in health care decisions. Our services are offered on a reduced fee scale.

Requests for prescription refills may be called in to the Refill Hotline, (702) 382-0784 Option 6, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for pick-up on the following workday. Refills are made subject to medication availability and remaining refill status.

Behavioral Health Services

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Service Behavioral Health Department provides behavioral health support services that include assisting individuals with behavioral/mental illness. Our Services include the following:

  • Family Counseling

    • Individual

    • Couples

    • Group

  • Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Psychiatry

Optometry Services

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Services Optometry Department provides vision services through eye & vision examination using state of the art instruments to diagnose and manage your eye care problems. We participate in vision plans that allow us to deliver the level of eye care consistent with our commitment. Lens and Frames are offered at a reduce fee scale.

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

For Appointments call

(702) 382-0784 ext. 435

Patient Benefits Coordinator

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Services, Patient Benefits Coordinator is an advocate for those individual who needs assistance when applying for alternate resource program, (i.e Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance). The Patient Benefits Coordinator can assist in determining if the client qualifies for alternate resources, assists the client with completion of the application and follows up with the applicant and/or resource to assure completion of enrollment.

Appointments

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe Health & Human Services uses an appointment system to reduce the waiting time for our patients. Walk-in patient are offered but not guaranteed the next available appointment time. Kindly give 24 hours notice if cancelling your appointment.

Click here to download Patient Registration form to fill in advance.

Special Diabetes Program for Indians S.D.P.I

In response to the diabetes epidemic among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people, Congress established the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) in 1997 to provide funds for diabetes prevention and treatment services.

  • Focuses on effective evidence-based intervention strategies using the SDPI Diabetes Best Practices.

  • Uses a broad, community-based public health approach to diabetes treatment and prevention for American Indian and Alaska Native people.

  • Identifies and develops services and activities that address local concerns and needs.