Health Services


Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health (539-234-3500) offers a variety of services and programs. These include mental health and substance misuse services, community prevention, research, and evaluation. Outpatient services include individual and group therapy, grief and trauma counseling, substance abuse counseling, relapse prevention, parenting skills, psychiatry, psychological testing, and crisis intervention.

Adult Behavioral Health Services 539-234-3502

All Health Centers provide Adult Behavioral Health Services. Availability varies by location.

Hero Project 539-234-3503

The HERO Project is an outpatient service of the Children’s Behavioral Health unit. Our goal is to support our children, youth, families, and communities. We provide counseling and support services for families with children from newborn to 21 years of age who are citizens of a federally recognized tribe.

Psychiatry 539-234-3506

Behavioral health offers adult and pediatric psychiatry services.

Recovery and Support Services 539-234-3578

Medication Assisted Treatment Services are offered to address opioid use disorder with a combination of medication and behavioral health services. These services included relapse prevention, family care management, and substance use disorder counseling.

Inpatient Services

Hospitalization for crisis intervention available on a case by case basis for clients residing in Cherokee Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area.

Family Care Management

  • Help find community resources (such as child care, social services, parenting classes, etc.).
  • Collaborate with families to help set and meet their goals.
  • Provide psychoeducation classes for parenting support
  • Advocate for families involved in systems (including schools, etc.)

Support for Parents and Caregivers

Circle of Security Parenting Program is an evidence based program for parents and caregivers of children birth to 6 years of age. Participants of this course meet once a week for 9 weeks, each session lasting 90 minutes.

Learning Objectives of the Training:

  • Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs
  • Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of your child's self esteem
  • Honor your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Training Opportunities

Behavioral Health Services offers mental health training opportunities for Cherokee Nation departments and community members. For more information on available trainings, please contact Behavioral Health.

Prevention Services 918-453-5000 ext. 7184

Behavioral Health Prevention Services provides an array of community services such as Narcan training, coalition development, and substance use prevention activities.

Research & Evaluation 918-453-5000 ext. 4984

Behavioral Health’s Research and Evaluation provides internal evaluation and data collection. Research and Evaluation is able to provide program evaluation to further develop Behavioral Health services and evaluate their effectiveness.

Contact Information:

Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health