Department of Health
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.

Our first objective is to provide awareness of possible health risks to avoid, and 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.

Health Services

  • DME medical supply assistance to elders
  • CHR services
  • Personal training
  • Nutrition training
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Dementia case management
  • Public health nurse
  • Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Assistance
  • Native Care

Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative

The Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) goal is to strengthen home and community-based systems by implementing sustainable dementia-capable person-centered care to Native Elders living with Alzheimer’s Disease or Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias and the individuals that care for them.

Community Health Aide Program

The Community Health Aide Program (CHAP) will provide the resources needed to bring Health Care Providers ( Oral, Behavioral, and Primary Health) to the Wichita People.

If you would like more information on how the become a Behavioral Health Aide or would like the Community Health Aide Program to host a learning and recruitment session, please contact Chelsey Dorrough at Chelsey.dorrough@wichitatribe.com.

Important Healthlines

Oklahoma Safeline: 1-800-522-7233
Suicide Prevention Helpline: 988
Mental Health Recovery: 405-522-3856
Substance Abuse Recovery: 405-522-2347
Oklahoma Center for Poison & Drug Information: 1-800-222-1222 | Website
Office on Smoking and Health: 1-800-232-4636 | Website
SoonerCare Line: 405-522-7300 | Website
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: 1-800-633-4227 | Website
Lawton Indian Health Services (IHS): 580-354-5000
Anadarko Indian Health Services (IHS): 405-247-7900
Carnegie Indian Health Services (IHS): 580-654-1100

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Mailing Address

Department of Health
PO Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005

Health Board Members

  • Gage C. Boardingham, PharmD, MBA, EMT
  • Kateri Bohanan, LCSW
  • Kristen Frosio, Ph.D.
  • Lancer Stephens, Ph.D.
  • Kaitlyn Frosio Bryant M.A., BCBA