LAS VEGAS PAIUTE TRIBE
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
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:
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.
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.