The Indian Walk-In Center (IWIC) was established in 1974 by the Utah Council of Urban Indian Affairs (UCUIA) to provide a wide range of social, educational, and physical services for American Indians residing in Salt Lake City and the Wasatch front area. In 1976, IWIC’s mission was defined to “aid and assist Native American Indian people, and to strengthen the family and community, respecting cultural values.” The center underwent a significant transformation in 2012 when its name and mission were changed to Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake (UICSL) to better reflect the evolving needs and trends of Native Americans, who are now increasingly migrating to urban areas.
Our mission, aligned with our vision statement, is designed to effectively address the unique needs of Utah’s urban Indian population. We rely on substantial funding from Federal and State grants, private foundations, and individual donors, which we leverage to provide accessible, culturally competent healthcare programs and services for the entire family. Our goal is to allocate resources effectively, supporting and developing comprehensive, limited primary care services, behavioral healthcare services, preventative health screenings, and social services in a holistic and responsive manner. We are confident in our ability to provide top-quality services to the community and remain dedicated to our mission.
Our center on average sees approximately 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.