On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Tribal Health Medical Clinics, at all Tribal Health Centers, will have limited medical services to allow for health care providers to train on the new electronic health records system called Epic.

On that day, March 15, no walk-in appointments will be available at the Medical Clinics.  Other Tribal Health services including audiology/speech; behavioral health; dental; nursing; optical; pharmacy; physical therapy; radiology; and wellness programs will be operating as normal.

The following day, Friday, March 16, 2018, Tribal Health Behavioral Health Clinics, at all Tribal Health Centers, will have limited services to allow for health care providers to train on the new electronic health records system called Epic.

On March 16, no walk-in appointments will be available at Behavioral Health Clinics.  Other Tribal Health services including audiology/speech; dental; medical; nursing; optical; pharmacy; physical therapy; radiology; and wellness programs will be operating as normal.

Recipients should be aware that Behavioral Health maintains a 24 hour on-call mental health therapist who is available for emergency care and is reachable by calling 406-675-4700 and stating that you need to talk to Mental Health.  Also, Behavioral Health staff advise any recipient(s) to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room in the case of any suicidal emergency. 

Tribal Health appreciates the patience of the community during the transition to Epic and looks forward to implementing Epic to make health care delivery on the Flathead Reservation better.

Epic is a new electronic health records system of Tribal Health that allows for health care providers to document recipients’ health care records more effectively and efficiently.  Epic strengthens the relationship between recipients and their health care team through better documentation of each recipient’s health care needs.

If there are any questions or concerns, Tribal Health asks recipients to call Yvonne Conko, Tribal Health, at 406-745-3525 ext. 5021.

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