Health

The History

American Indians and Alaska Natives as a group experience disparately high rates of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity.  This is even more serious in urban areas where 60% of the state’s native people live, have poor health coverage and/or have difficulty accessing affordable health care.

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake works to reduce health disparities by:

  • Providing primary medical and dental referrals to local community health clinics, dental and optometric providers.
  • Prevention Education programs in Diabetes, Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, HIV/STD and Family and Inherited Health Awareness.
  • Health screenings, testing, and counseling.

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake regularly applies for funding from Indian Health Services, other Federal agencies, and State agencies and relies heavily on collaboration with local and state agencies committed to improving the health American Indians and Alaska Natives in Utah.

In order to register for programs or services provided by the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake, please bring the following documentation when you visit the Center, along with the completed printed Intake Forms found below.  All documentation must be provided for  everyone who needs to be registered

1. A Tribally issued Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or Identification card.  A CIB must include the degree of Indian Blood (ex: 1/2, 1/4, etc.)
2. Social Security Card (or letter from Social Security Administration indicating you have ordered a new or duplicate card)
3. Photo ID, if over 18 (if registering your child, please bring parent[s] photo ID)
4. Proof of residency (rental/lease agreement, mortgage, or official mail)
5. Proof of Income (if applicable)
6. Medical insurance card (if applicable)

Intake Forms

*Please note: This form is required for all new clients and those who have not been to the center for a period of greater than 5 years.