Upcoming Events
Wichita Language
ha:kwicis
money
More Wichita Words
April 2019
Previous MonthNext Month
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4

Health Services Administrator

The Health Services Administrator's duties include the following:

 

  • Aims to improve the health and well-being of Wichita tribal members through leadership and management of effective health programs specifically designed to meet the needs of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.

 

  • Assists in community health program development by finding resources, funding, program/grant administration and management.

 

  • Resolve any discrepancies within the Health Services Administration.

 

Contact Information:

Paula Anderson, Health Services Administrator

Direct Line 405.247.8654

Email paula.anderson@wichitatribe.com

 

********************************************************************************

Soonercare Info

 

Wichita Health Services now offers Soonercare (Oklahoma Medicaid) enrollment.

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Health Services program is now offering assistance with SoonerCare enrollment. SoonerCare is the Medicaid program for Oklahoma residents. Enrollment assistance is open for both Native and non-Native Oklahoma residents.

 

"The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes has worked diligently to work on the Tribal Medicaid Administrative Match Agreement between the Tribe and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to provide this service to our tribal people," said Wichita and Affiliated Tribes President Terri Parton. "By enrolling in SoonerCare, the Tribe will be able to bill for services that the Tribe offers. This will help us to improve the health services to our tribal people now and in the future.  We encourage any tribal member to take a moment to let our staff assist you in completing the application." 

 

Those who need assistance with SoonerCare enrollment are asked to bring the following information:

  • Name, date of birth, social security number and contact information for each family member being enrolled
  • Have both valid mail and email addresses
  • Income and employment information (includes SSI; alimony; dividends or interest; retirement pension or annuities; rental or royalty income; unemployment compensation; capital gains and investment income)
  • Any health insurance information on household members
  • Absent parent information
  • Last year's tax returns if self-employed
  • Birth certificate for those born outside of Oklahoma

 

The Wichita Health Services Building is located on the grounds of the Wichita tribal complex. For appointments or more information, contact Janny Williams at 405-247-8658 or Paula Anderson at 405-247-8654.

What is SoonerCare?

SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) is a health coverage program jointly funded by the federal and state government. This program helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can't afford them. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is the state agency that administers the program and determines financial eligibility for the program.

 

Who Qualifies?

To qualify for SoonerCare, a person must:

  • Reside in Oklahoma;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified alien (most immigrants who arrived after August 22, 1996 are barred from the program for five years);
  • Meet financial income and resources standards in certain categories.

 

What services are paid?

Covered health care services may include doctor visits, hospitalization and prescriptions. For more details please see the Benefits page.

 

What does it cost?

There is no cost for those who meet the income guidelines; however, co-pays may apply to some services.