More than 70% of American Indians live in urban areas, yet urban programs receive less than 1% of the Indian Health Service (IHS) budget. Indian Health Care Resource Center (IHCRC) is a community response to the funding and healthcare disparities of Tulsa’s urban Indian community. Almost 40 years after inception, IHCRC remains dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive healthcare to Tulsa area Indian people in a culturally sensitive manner that promotes good health, well-being, and harmony. IHS provides 38% of IHCRC’s annual budget with third party billing, grants and fundraising providing the remainder.
Services at IHCRC address the four aspects of an individual’s nature – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. To this end, IHCRC provides a wide array of services through a multidisciplinary, patient-centered, medical home model of care. The one-stop shop facility houses: Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Optometry, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Health Education and Wellness, Transportation, and Programs for Youth. IHCRC’s commitment to quality is evident in itsaccreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Centers (AAAHC) and the AAAHC certification as a Medical Home.