Many American Indians and Alaska Natives live along the Wasatch Front, including tribes that are native to Utah such as the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone and Navajo (Dine’). Some are young adults coming to attend college either at University of Utah or Salt Lake Community College. Some are families who moved to Salt Lake City to better their lives by taking a new job in the city. The Urban Indian Center serves as a gathering place where people can participate in familiar Native American community activities such as pow wows and sweat, providing a comfort zone for those who are far away from home. Some of the people may need help with finding work or need basic staples of life assistance until they get on their feet. The Urban Indian Center is a place the people can turn to for assistance in health care, mental health care and other needs. The UIC provides services that identify and educate our clients concerning preventive care, well-being, enjoyment and encouraging better overall health of life within the Native American community.
Hours of Operation:
Monday and Friday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: SOV Patients 8:30 AM – 11:00, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
and NON-SOV Patients 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closed daily from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake is centrally located in Salt Lake City at 120 West 1300 South, near the 1300 South “Ballpark” TRAX Station, which is located directly west of the Center. Smith’s Ballpark is located across the street to the southeast, and major retailers such as WalMart, Lowe’s and Home Depot are located nearby on Third West. UTA TRAX and bus routes provide easy access to and from downtown, the University of Utah and communities as far south as Midvale, Draper and Sandy. Combining UTA TRAX and Frontrunner services allows residents from Provo and Ogden public transportation access to the Center.