Health Services Administration




The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes partner with Indian Health Service (IHS) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)  to provide quality healthcare to Wichita enrolled members as well as the Native American communities within the following counties: Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Stephens and Tillman.


Health Services Staff May 2019


The Health Services staff from left:  Robin White, SDPI Program Coordinator; Paula Anderson, Health Services Administrator; Janny Williams, Health Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for the Operations & Maintenance Program; Kali Alexander, Chemical Dependency/Mental Health Counselor; Fran Harrison, CHR/EMS Director; Shannon Buckner, CHR/First Responder; Michelle Hummingbird, Patient Transporter; Terry Tartsah, Jr., Health and Fitness Program Technician.


  • Our first objective is to provide education on nutrition, provide awareness of possible health risks to avoid, and to provide physical activities as a preventative measure against chronic diseases including diabetes.


  • Our second objective is to provide an assessment to those clients with a chemical dependency and/or mental health issue and help utilize resources to rehabilitate those individuals.


Wichita Health Services now offers Soonercare (Oklahoma Medicaid) Enrollment. To find out the latest Wichita Health Services events and information, read the Wichita Health Services monthly newsletter. 


The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Health Services and staff consists of the following personnel:


Paula Anderson: Health Services Administrator 


Fran Harrison: CHR/EMS Director


Shannon Buckner: CHR Generalist/Emergency Medical Responder


Michelle Hummingbird: Patient Transporter


Kali Alexander, Chemical Dependency/Mental Health Counselor


Janny Williams: Health Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for the Operations & Maintenance Program


Robin White: Program Coordinator for Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)


Terry Tartsah, Jr., Health & Fitness Program Technician


Starr L. Chavez, MS, Acting TOR Director, Tribal Opioid Response (TOR)






Oklahoma Safeline: 1-800-522-7233


Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-8255


Mental Health Recovery: 405-522-3856


Substance Abuse Recovery: 405-522-2347


Oklahoma Center for Poison & Drug Information: 1-800-222-1222


Office on Smoking and Health: 1-800-232-4636


SoonerCare Line: 405-522-7300


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: 1-800-633-4227


Lawton Indian Health Services (IHS): 580-354-5000


Anadarko Indian Health Services (IHS): 405-247-7900


Carnegie Indian Health Services (IHS): 580-654-1100