Health Services


Any member of the public, 6 months and older, regardless of where they live, is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome at any of the tribe’s outpatient health centers from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Call 539-234-4099 to schedule an appointment or for more information please refer to the COVID-19 information page.


Patient Benefit Coordinators (PBCs) are responsible for conducting eligibility screenings, assessment of patient financial requirements, and counseling patients on insurance benefits and co-payments. PBCs identify patients who are eligible for alternative resources and serve as liaisons between the patient, hospital, and governmental agencies.

PBCs also provide leadership and act as advocates for American Indian patients in the effective utilization of alternate resources such as Medicare, Medicaid, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Third Party Liability, Sooner Care, Advantage Waiver, and other resources.

PBC’s are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Sooner Care

At no cost to you, SoonerCare provides our children and families additional options if they need medical attention outside of Cherokee Nation. Billing SoonerCare at Cherokee Nation health centers also brings in more funding for new medical equipment and services.

Visit a Patient Benefit Coordinator at any Cherokee Nation health center or call our tribe’s SoonerCare hotline at 844-749-4263.


Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 and older. Individuals are eligible to sign up for Medicare 3 months before turning 65. Some may be eligible for Medicare earlier if they have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)

The Veterans Health Administration provides primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services to American veterans. By law, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is required to bill private health insurance providers for medical care, supplies, and prescriptions provided for treatment of veteran’s conditions not connected to their service.

Third Party Liability

Third Party Liability (TPL) is the legal obligation of a third party to pay part or all of the services furnished under a health plan. In some instances, these services are related to an accident or injury that is covered under a different insurer’s plan—such as auto or workers’ compensation insurance. This is called a "third party payer."

Advantage Waiver Program

The Advantage waiver program is for adults with physical disabilities age 21 and older. This program does not include waivers for those with intellectual disabilities or cognitive impairments.

Marketplace (ACA):

The Health Insurance Marketplace, considered a health insurance exchange, allows consumers in the United States to purchase private individual and family insurance plans. Individuals can also receive income-based subsidies for affordable healthcare insurance coverage. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are special provisions for American Indians, which offer low cost to no cost coverage.


PBC Contact

Cherokee Nation SoonerCare Helpline
Main: 844-749-4263

Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center
19600 E Ross St
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Main: 539-234-1000

Cherokee Nation WW Hastings Hospital
100 S. Bliss Avenue
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Main: 918-458-3100

A-Mo Health Center
900 N. Owen Walter Blvd.
Salina, OK 74365
Main: 918-434-8500
Toll-Free: 877-434-8500

Cooweescoowee Health Center
395200 West 2900 Rd
Ochelata, OK 74051
Main: 918-535-6000

Redbird Smith Health Center
301 S. JT Stites Blvd.
Sallisaw, OK 74955
Main: 918-775-9159
Toll-Free: 888-797-9159

Sam Hider Health Center
1015 Washbourne
Jay, OK 74364
Main: 918-253-1700
Toll-Free: 877-293-4271

Three Rivers Health Center
1001 S. 41st Street East
Muskogee, OK 74403
Main: 918-781-6500
Toll-Free: 877-781-6511

Vinita Health Center
27371 S. 4410 Road
Vinita, OK 74301
Main: 918-256-4800

  • Lucinda Sixkiller
  • Erika Weston
    • 918-256-4800 Ext. 4613

Will Rogers Health Center
1020 Lenape Drive
Nowata, OK 74048
Main: 918-273-7500

Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center
Hwy 51 East
Stilwell, OK 74960
Main: 918-696-8800
Toll-Free: 877-747-8800