JENA BAND OF CHOCTAW INDIANS

HEALTH Department

The mission of the JBCI Health Department is to improve all aspects of the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all members of the tribe.  We will continuously strive to accomplish this task by promoting wellness through intervention, education, and encouragement.  As the health practices are integrated into families, it will pass onto their descendants.  Thus, a new cycle of health behavior will become a way of life for our tribal community.

Physical Address

1018 Chata Yakni Street
Trout, LA  71371

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 14
Jena, LA  71342

Indian Health Services (IHS)

The JBCI Health Department is funded through the Indian Health Service/IHS.  The IHS, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Direct & Contract Services

The JBCI Health Department can provide a combination of direct and contract services such as:

DENTAL

LABORATORY

MEDICAL

OPTOMETRY

PHARMACY

COUNSELING

Our goal is to ensure that any tribal member who visits our clinic will benefit from the various services that we provide through the JBCI Health Department.  Proper documentation must be provided to obtain services through JBCI Health Department.

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Hours of Operation

If a tribal member or their families have any questions, they can contact our office at 318-992-2763.

Health Department is also closed for all tribally recognized holidays.