Elko Indian Health Service

Elko Indian Health Service ESU's vision is to be a Center of Excellence for community-oriented, and family-focused primary care

Wipe Out Whooping Cough
Wipe Out Whooping Cough

Wipe Out Whooping Cough

Whooping cough can cause serious illness for anyone. But it's especially dangerous for babies. Keep yourself and your family safe with these tips.


IHS Scholarship is open!

Required Documents to Apply:
(A checklist will be provided when you submit your application)
New Applicants: Official Transcripts and Faculty Evaluations
Extension Applicants: Please contact your analyst.

All documents must be uploaded in the application system. Please do not mail supporting documents to the IHS Scholarship Program.

If you have general questions about the application, please contact the appropriate program analyst. If you need technical assistance, please contact Destiny Khalil or call 240-271-2216 during office hours.


The IHS Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications for scholarship support for the 2023-2024 academic year. The IHS strives to develop our next generation of leaders, as well as help make the pursuit of a meaningful career in Indian health attainable for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Eligible students are encouraged to apply by February 28, 2023: https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/apply/

Check out the IHS Scholarship Comparison Chart for a list of eligible degree programs: https://bit.ly/3YVbJ5F


📍 SBHC Patients can also stop by the Clinic for free home COVID tests.


Bulky clothes, coats and blankets should never be used under the car seat harness. Remember to remove these items before buckling up your child. You can keep them warm by putting a blanket over them or having them put their coats on backwards after they’ve been properly buckled into their seats.

Learn more: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/on-the-go/Pages/Winter-Car-Seat-Safety-Tips.aspx

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RSV is a common respiratory virus that circulates each year in the U.S., usually from late fall to early spring. can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. During the holiday season, when friends and family gather indoors, co-circulation of respiratory viruses like RSV, , and increases too.

You can help by covering your coughs and sneezes, washing your hands often, and avoiding contact with sick people. Also make sure to stay up to date with your COVID and flu vaccinations. Learn more about RSV: https://www.ihs.gov/newsroom/announcements/2022-announcements/rsv-risk-to-infants-and-older-adults/

SBHC Medication Refill System available for all SBHC patients.  If you have questions about your medications or med refi...

SBHC Medication Refill System available for all SBHC patients. If you have questions about your medications or med refills call Pharmacy directly at 775-748-1437.

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How to Spot a Government Imposter Scam
Scammers are pretending to be government employees. They may threaten you and may demand immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action. These criminals continue to evolve and find new ways to steal your money and personal information. Do not fall for it! We want you to know how you and your loved ones can avoid becoming victims! To report Fraud: https://oig.ssa.gov/report/


A new CDC MMWR reports that during the 2021-2022 flu season, 6% of children hospitalized with flu had COVID-19 coinfections. These children had more severe illness and were more likely to require invasive or noninvasive respiratory support. More than 80% had not been vaccinated against flu.

Keep children 6 months and older up to date with recommended flu and COVID-19 vaccinations, and for children ages 2 years and older, consider wearing well-fitted, high-quality masks when respiratory virus circulation is high and especially in areas where COVID-19 community levels are high. Read more: https://bit.ly/mm7150a4


Before you go to a holiday gathering, plan to stay on track with a diabetes friendly meal. Swap fatty or fried foods for roasted or baked ones. Try fruit instead of cake and spiced tea instead of soda pop. For more ways to eat healthy during the holidays, visit: https://bit.ly/3YkP2Yd


Multiple respiratory viruses are spreading, including the viruses that cause COVID-19, flu, and RSV.

The symptoms for these infections can be similar. If you’re sick and test negative for COVID-19, talk to your healthcare provider about getting tested for other viral infections. This is especially important for those who are older, very young, pregnant, or have a chronic condition. Early flu and COVID-19 antiviral treatment can help if you have flu or COVID-19 illness.

Learn more about COVID-19 and flu symptoms: https://bit.ly/2O1QVX2.


Caregiving can make you feel good, but can also be hard. Take care of yourself with these self-care tips:

• Talk to your doctor to let them know you are a caregiver
• Schedule time away for yourself
• Make and stick to your own health care appointments
• Look in to "respite care" help available in your community (home services, adult day care, or even a short stay in a home)
• Ask friends and family to help - be specific about what you need
• Make a caregiving plan with your family

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Prepare for the cold this week by following these steps.


Sending virtual hugs to everyone who needs it this holiday season. 💙


Adults 65 years and older make up the majority of flu hospitalizations and deaths. A flu shot is the best protection. Talk to a health care provider about getting one of three preferred flu shots, if available. https://bit.ly/3ykmnqS


It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. There’s still time to get your child a flu vaccine to reduce their risk of getting seriously ill from flu. Talk to their doctor about getting them vaccinated today. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3TlVZo9.


Is it just the 'winter blues' ❄️ or seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? This infographic may help guide you on when to seek professional help. https://go.usa.gov/xeqyS


Can you spot the signs of frostbite? Be aware of skin that’s unusually numb, white, or firm. Get out of the cold and protect exposed areas like cheeks, chin, fingers & toes. Learn how to stay protected in the cold at: https://bit.ly/3PaZ75U.


Teen Text Line is available 7 days a week 12pm to 12 am.


Get prepared before snow strikes! Here's how to stay safe outdoors, at home, and on the road during a winter storm. More tips: https://bit.ly/3F8f5sR.


If you’ve been putting off getting a flu shot or updated COVID-19 vaccine, now is a great time to get it done. It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, a strong reminder that vaccines are the best protections against flu and COVID-19, and that you can get them at the same time! Have a friend or loved one who hasn’t gotten their vaccines yet either? Go together! vaccines.gov


Follow these important steps to help you get ready for the healthiest pregnancy possible!



REMINDER: When playing outside in cooler temperatures, it’s still important for kids to drink water to stay hydrated! ❄️☀️



Applications are now being accepted for the IHS 2023 Summer Externship Program. This paid externship offers students the opportunity to gain working knowledge and experience in their chosen health profession or field. The IHS continues to seek the next generation of leaders committed to improving the health of Native communities. Apply by January 2, 2023, at: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/686739000

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Set an example for your children. Make handwashing part of your routine and teach kids the five easy steps for handwashing from an early age. https://bit.ly/2gPvw4t

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RSV is a respiratory virus that is common among young children, especially now that winter is coming. Be sure to wash your hands and avoid close contact with sick people. If you or your little ones have cold/flu-like symptoms, stay home and call your healthcare provider if breathing becomes difficult.

Did you know that youth and young adults can access this free service from anywhere in Nevada??  The Nevada Teen Peer Su...

Did you know that youth and young adults can access this free service from anywhere in Nevada?? The Nevada Teen Peer Support Text Line is a stigma-free, non-crisis peer support text service. Text 775-296-8336 from 12 pm to 10 pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to receive a one-on-one texting response from another youth or young adult. NAMI Western Nevada — feeling thankful.

Teens and young adult are able to text the Nevada Peer Support Text Line 7 days a week and 365 days per year from 12pm to 7pm.

Text 775.296.8336 or email [email protected] to learn more or make a referral.


You can help protect your kids from COVID this holiday season by getting them vaccinated.

Find vaccines near you at vaccines.gov.

If your child has outgrown their car seat or have questions or concerns please contact Nurse Patty for assistance (775)7...

If your child has outgrown their car seat or have questions or concerns please contact Nurse Patty for assistance (775)748-1438 office or (775) 388-4598 cell.

Parents: Are you using car seats, booster seats, and seat belts correctly for your child? Learn how you can identify and avoid common mistakes with car seats and seat belts. https://go.usa.gov/xRtvQ


Parents: Your child’s first birthday is an exciting milestone to celebrate! Download CDC’s FREE Milestone Tracker app to see what milestones most children meet by age 1 and celebrate your child’s development as they grow! https://bit.ly/2HmijiO.


you could get help paying premiums and other Medicare costs with Medicare Savings Programs? You could cut your premium to $0, save on deductibles, and more. Find out if you qualify: https://go.cms.gov/3GfTGjP


Native American roots are deeply embedded in this land. This Native American Heritage Day, we honor the enduring cultures and contributions of all Native Americans.

And recommit ourselves to fulfilling our nation's promise of equal dignity and respect for all.


VA S.A.V.E. Training helps you act with care and compassion if a Veteran in your life is in crisis or having thoughts of su***de.

Take the training today:


When someone you love is in crisis and needs support, it can be hard to know what to do.

As we prepare for Thanksgiving and family gatherings, learn these 5 steps that are known to help save lives.


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Elko, NV

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Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 6pm
Thursday 7am - 6pm
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