Health Services

 The Nisqually Tribe operates a clinic as part of the federal Indian Health Service, currently the only universal public health care program in the United States. The Indian Health Service is an agency within the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and is the principal health care provider and advocate for native peoples. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 562 federally recognized tribes in 35 states.

The Nisqually clinic offers limited primary care medical services and also employs a full-time dentist through its health clinic. The tribe bills Medicaid and Medicare for services provided to Medicaid- and Medicare-eligible patients, and private insurance for those patients with private coverage.

The clinic is operated in a single story, 3,000-square-foot tribal building constructed in the early 1980s. This building also houses the following programs, which operate under a self-governance compact:
  • Medical                                                                                                         
  • Dental
  • Contract Health Services
  • Elders Program
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • Community Health Representative
  • Diabetes

Health/Dental Clinic and Tribal Pharmacy Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Clinic closed for lunch from 12 pm - 1 pm

11 am - 8 pm
Clinic closed for lunch from 3 pm- 4 pm

Business Office and Admin. Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm
Closed for lunch from 12 pm - 1pm

Contact Information:
Nisqually Health Services
4816 She-Nah-Num Drive S.E.
Olympia, WA 98513

Health Clinic: (360) 459-5312

Business Office: (360) 486-9599

Pharmacy: (360) 491-9770

For emergencies, please call 911 or go straight to the St. Peter's emergency room for help.

Health Services Administrative Staff:
Samantha Phillips, Health Services Director
John Blatnik, Health IT Manager
Josette Mendoza, Executive Secretary
Katrinah Phillips, Executive Secretary

We develop and provide our community with comprehensive services in a respectful and caring atmosphere that results in self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life for this and future generations.

We strive to become the Northwest’s leading tribal health care facility by integrating tradition and membership needs with state-of-the-art technology. We are committed to providing the Nisqually tribe and surrounding communities with the highest quality health and wellness services utilizing a compassionate and holistic approach.


  • Compassion
  • Consistency
  • Community
  • Quality
  • Dependability

Nisqually Health Services News and Events -

For more information, please click on the links below:

- Yakama Nation AAOA Luncheon Sign- Up Deadline 4/28/2014
- Tribal Assister Now Available!
- Monthly Men's Health Gathering on April 30th, 2014
- Elders Clean Up on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
- Alert Ones for Elders
- Traditional Healer, Anastasia (Tassie) Nelson
- See monthly schedules for Caregiver Support Groups and Training/Classes at the Elders Center. View the flyers for April and May.
- Free Sonicare FlexCare® Toothbrush! Click here to view flyer.
- Nisqually Electronic Health Record (EHR) brochure




MISSION: The Nisqually Tribe’s mission is to perpetuate our home and our culture, by helping our people thrive.


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