Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, health centers, and satellite offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care, emergency department, and other emergency services will remain open.


Health Services


HIV & Hep C Services

The Cherokee Nation Health Services Ending the HIV Epidemic project was launched in September 2019 and focuses on diagnoses and prevention.  Since initiation, CNHS has screened over 11,000 individuals for HIV and more than doubled the number of persons receiving HIV PrEP. 

HIV Services:

  • HIV Testing (at-home or in-person)
  • PrEP Prescription
  • HIV Prevention Education

What is PrEP?

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a course of medication taken by at-risk HIV-negative people to prevent infection. When taken correctly, PrEP can virtually eliminate your risk of getting the disease.

Who should consider screening for HIV or PrEP?

  • People who have had a sexual partner with HIV
  • People who do not consistently used a condom
  • People diagnosed with an STD in the past 6 months
  • Anyone who has shared needles, syringes, or other equipment to inject drugs

Text PrEP to 97779 for more information about HIV testing or PrEP services, or to request an HIV at-home self-test kit.

Hepatitis C Awareness

Did you know that Approximately 4% of Cherokee Nation Health Services patients are positive for Hepatitis C? Most people with the virus do not even know that they have it. CNHS is committed to eliminating the virus through testing, treatment, and education.

What is Hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver that results from the Hepatitis C virus. Some people are able to clear the virus on their own, but many require treatment to avoid chronic, lifelong infection. Over time, Hepatitis C can cause serious health issues such as liver disease, liver failure, and liver cancer if left untreated.

Who should get tested for Hepatitis C?

CNHS recommends that all patients age 20-69 get screened at least once in their lifetime. Certain groups are at higher risk, including:

  • People born from 1945 – 1965
  • Anyone who received donated blood or organs before 1992
  • Anyone who ever injected drugs
  • People with chronic medical conditions, such as liver disease, HIV or AIDS
  • Anyone exposed to blood form a person with Hepatitis C
  • Anyone on hemodialysis
  • People born to a mother with Hepatitis C

For more information about HIV or Hepatitis C services, please call (539) 234-2183.