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In response to the COVID-19, we have made changes to our operation hours and services in order to protect the health and safety of our community and prevent possible exposure to COVID-19. Please acknowledge this is a rapidly evolving situation. 

URBAN INDIAN CENTER OF SALT LAKE

Formerly known as the

Indian Walk-In Center

Telehealth Update

We are offering video calling appointments moving forward! Telehealth appointments are available for individuals who need to speak with a medical or behavioral health provider over video calling. Patients will download and use the Zoom Mobile App.

 

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

COVID-19 UPDATE -WHAT TO KNOW
The Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake is working to keep our community healthy during this time and prevent the spread of infection while also offering options for easier access to care. If you have a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms, please call (801) 486-4877 prior to visiting UICSL for further guidance and information on screening. For more inforamtion call (800) 456-7707
THE NDN COVID-19 RESPONSE PROJECT
The NDN Collective’s COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide immediate relief to some of the most underserved communities in the country. NDN’s intent is to quickly distribute resources to frontline organizations, Tribes, and individuals who are providing essential services to Indigenous communities within the next 15-45 days to provide gap resources during this crisis.
RUN/WALK Your Age 4-Week Summer Challenge
Strengthening Community through Movement and Being Counted in the 2020 Census. Three (3) Good Reasons for this Virtual Event? BE ACTIVE: It is a perfect time to keep your body moving to reduce stress. BE COUNTED: The 2020 Census results in access to critical resources for the Native American communities. BE 6-FEET AWAY: It is important to practice self-care.

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.

Today

Our mission coupled with our vision statement reflects the current needs of Utah’s urban 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, preventative/health screenings, and social services in a holistic responsive way.

 Impact 

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

Red Mesa Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health patients served

Numbers served

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

Sacred Paths Youth Services

Youth & Families served

Numbers served

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

Get to know our Nurse Practitioner Danielle Puri, APRN

“I decided to become a nurse practitioner after I spent a year working with amazing nurses in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake.   I completed my graduate studies in Seattle, WA and worked for 3 years as a primary care provider for a community health clinic in the Pacific Northwest.           I moved to Salt Lake City last year and have loved my time here! I feel so lucky to be part of a team here at the Urban Indian Center that prioritizes not only physical health, but behavioral health, diet, exercise and culture. I’m excited to continue getting to know our clients and helping them meet their health goals.”

I'm Counted

Native Americans have been the most undercounted Racial group in the United States. After 100 years of being unheard and undercounted we have made it onto the CENSUS 2020 as a “race.” To be counted means we get supported by Federal Dollars to increase support in our healthcare, public education, housing, community development, & much more! Click on the U.S. Census 2020 Button above to start getting counted this year!

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UICSL Open Positions

Positions Available:

Clinical Case Manager · Housekeeper Environmental Service Aide · Lead Therapist Clinical Supervisor
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