The mission of the Osage Nation Community Health Representative (CHR) department is to serve as health care providers, instructors, advocates, and mediators for Native Americans and health facilities. CHRs also have the knowledge and training to facilitate access to care. As members of their communities, they are strategically located to serve as "front line troops," engaging in early case finding, screening, health education, sanitation, along with maternal and child health. They work directly with their clients and refer them to other health professionals as needed to receive medical, nursing, and dental care. The CHRs work in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, clients' homes, hospitals, and clinics. The CHR department provides quality care to Native Americans on the Osage Reservation.
Pawhuska, OK 74056
- Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our office is closed on all Federal holidays.
- Transportation is provided to Native Americans who live in Osage County, going to Indian Health Service facilities or Indian Health Service referrals.
- We do not transport to other IHS facilities unless it is a specialty clinic that Pawhuska IHS does not offer.
- Please allow at least two weeks and up to one month notice when scheduling appointments.
- Parents are required to accompany children under the age of 16. All infants and toddlers being transported must have proper child seat restraints.
- All transports are subject to cancelation in inclement weather.
- CHRs will not transport to appointments scheduled on or after 2:00 pm
- Please contact the CHR Administrative Assistant for all transportation appointments and rescheduling of appointments. Do not give appointments to CHRs, please notify the office.
- The CHR department will not transport clients as Drop-Ins.