Caring for all members of the community, young and old, sick and well, is a high priority for Washington tribes. Tribes are building health clinics and supporting wellness activities.
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Examples of tribal investments in health care, often benefiting both tribal and non-tribal communities, include:
- The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe operates the Jamestown Family Health Clinic in Sequim, which employs 65 people, to provide primary health care services to Tribal citizens and non tribal community members seeking quality care.
- The Kalispel Tribe of Indians' Camas Center for Community Wellness is operated by the Kalispel Tribal Government and is a comprehensive health care clinic for the tribe's members and the local community.
- The Cowlitz Tribe opened a $3 million medical clinic in July 2011. The clinic will provide medical, dental, and mental health care as well as a chemical dependency unit.
- The Samish Tribe Health Program offers a varied scope of services to assist with the health and wellness needs of the community.
- The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe Health and Social Services Department provides health care, social services, drug and alcohol prevention, aftercare rehabilitation, and alcohol counseling to children, youth, adults, and elders.
- The Suquamish Tribal Wellness Center provides chemical dependency treatment, mental health services and other health outreach services to the community.
- The Stillaguamish Tribe has expanded and improved the services offered at an addiction clinic operated by the tribe, Island Crossing Counseling Services.