We envision all Natives peoples living balanced, prosperous, and healthy lives in diverse communities for Seven Generations.

Our Story

The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) first opened its doors as the Indian Walk-In Center (IWIC) in 1974, with the Utah Council of Urban Indian Affairs (UCUIA) offering social, educational and physical services for American Indians residing in the Salt Lake City and Wasatch front area.  Two years later (1976) IWIC mission was written, “To aid and assist Native American Indian people and to strengthen the family and community, respecting cultural values.” On January 1, 2012, an important shift took place, the name and mission of Indian Walk-In Center was changed to Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL), to better reflect the emgering needs and trends of Native Americans circular migration into urban settings.


Our mission coupled with our vision statement reflects the current needs of Utah’s uban Indian population. We are predominately funded through Federal and State grants and contracts, private foundations and individual donor based giving. UICSL devotes resources to support and develop accessible, culturally competent healthcare programs and services for the whole family. Additionally, we provide comprehensive limited primary health care services, behavioral health care services, preventive/health screenings, women’s health, and social services in a holistic responisve way


UICSL serves, on average 5,587 patients in Clinical Health and Behavioral Health per year. Our target population includes areas where approximately 26.3% of community members live at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level, and where  25.7% of residents do not have health insurance.

Cedar Point Wellness Center

Patients Served in Health Clinic

Numbers served

• 2016 Total Patients= 2,470 • 2017 Total Patients= 4,543 • 2018 Total Patients= 3,685

Red Mesa Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health clients served

Numbers served

• 2016 Total Patients= 963 • 2017 Total Patients= 2,098 • 2018 Total Patietns= 1,649

Sacred Paths Youth Services

Youth & Families served

Numbers served

• 2016 Total Contacts= 3814 • 2017 Total Contacts= 3446 • 2018 Total Contacts= 4275


UICSL is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) look-alike, and is classified by Indian Health Services (IHS) as a Limited- Health Care, and Outreach Referral Service of the Urban Indian Health Organization (UIHO). Goals for 2020-2023 is to meet all the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This new strategic plan is aligned with Indian Health Service’s Strategic Strategy (FY 2019-2023) which specifically relates to the priority of Quality Improvement.  As outlined, UICSL is preparing for AAAHC recognition (2021) by implementing a Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) model of care, while at the same time, improving and updating our existing policies, procedures, workflows, and staff engagement.  For the 2020 year, we have identified three major objectives:

To modernize our antiquated system by using the Health Information Technology (HIT) model, set forth by Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

To enhance our (already) robust Behavioral Health services This has been identified as a top priority and is considered a high need for our AI/AN living in our area.

To follow the Strategic Options for Modernization of: the Indian Health Service “Health Information” and the Indian Health Service “Technology Roadmap.”

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UICSL Open Positions

Positions available

Medical Assistant / CDC Community Health Worker/ SAMHSA Native Connections-Behavioral Health Project Manager
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The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake receives support in part by: