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Click here for The Sault Tribe Health Division COVID-19 Vaccination Update

"Due to technical issue in the building Tribal Health Center in Munising will be closed today. Please, accept our sincere apologies for inconvenience. Normal operation of Tribal Health Center in Munising will resume at 08:00 AM on Monday, January 18th 2021." 

Covid-19 testing for all elders. Click here to read article

"COVID-19 vaccination for Sault Tribe Elders. If you experienced difficulty reaching STHC to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination's appointment, please use alternate numbers (906) 632-5200 EXT #7 or (906) 643-8689."

Attention Patients: 

Effective immediately, Sault Tribe Health Division’s Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) will begin covering expenses for COVID-19 testing at sites other than Sault Tribe Health Centers for patients who are signed up for PRC and meet all eligibility requirements. To qualify, please follow the process below: 

1.  Please, call the Sault Tribe Health Center at 877-256-0009 and request a COVID-19 test. A provider or nurse will provide a recommendation for testing based on current testing guidelines and enter a note in the Patient’s Electronic Health Record. 

2.  If offsite testing will be recommended to you, please, call Purchased and Referred Care and notify them of the referral for testing. 

All in One Fitness  at the Big Bear - is open on Sunday 9am to 1pm - Monday through Friday 6am to 7 pm, and closed on Saturday

St. Ignace pharmacy services:  Curbside will continue through 7/25/20.  Hours will be M-F from 9:00-1:00 pm

STHC Pharmacy: starting on July 6th - the drive thru service will be discontinued.  Patients will then pick up prescriptions in the auditorium from 9-2 M-F.

Friday May 29, 2020, the Sault Tribe Health Center will begin Phase 1 of our Restoration of Services.

All appointments during Phase 1 will be scheduled and can be made by calling the specific department: 

Lab: 906-632-5230 

Radiology: 906-632-5237

Community Health: 906-632-5210

Behavioral Health: 906-632-6075

Traditional Medicine: 906-632-0236

Optical: 906-632-5218

Medical/Walk-in Clinic: 906-632-5230

To ensure the health and safety of patients and team members, we will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines, which include, patient screening at the entrance of the Health Center, social distancing, and the wearing of a mask while in the facility.

We ask for your continued patience as we resume services beginning with those patients that were cancelled in March.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and as always the Sault Tribe Health Center is committed to giving you our very best.


Sault Tribe Health Division opens for routine care May 29

Sault Tribe Health Division will be open for routine patient services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday starting on May 29, 2020. The Health Division kindly asks patients to call ahead before the visit. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms.

At this time, the Sault Tribe Pharmacy will remain a drive up service opened from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Due to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders 2020-9 and 2020-100, the All In One Fitness Center in the Big Bear Arena will open at a later date, on June 14 at 9 a.m. The Fitness Center’s hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fitness Center is closed on Saturdays until Labor Day.
Please call (906) 632-5200 with any questions


Sault Tribal Health Center Hours of Operation during COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective Monday April 6th, 2020

The following services are available from 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM:

⦁ Only drive through Pharmacy service is available. Please, continue to call your refills’ requests in to the refill line at 906-632-5226.  Please give at least 24 hours before coming through the drive through for pickup.
⦁ Community Health – 906 632-5210
⦁ Dental department: please, call before you come – 906 632-5260
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM are reserved for dental emergencies only)
⦁ Medical/Nursing/Walk-In Clinic: please, call before you come– 906 632-5200, #1
⦁ PRC (phone service only) – 906 632-5220 or 800-922-0582
⦁ Behavioral Health (phone service only) – 906 635-6075
⦁ Radiology – 906 632-5237
⦁ Optical  department - 906 632-5218
⦁ Traditional Medicine Program – 906 632-0236

Other hours of operation:
⦁ Laboratory will serve Patients (for Phlebotomy) from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
⦁ Audiology - services are postponed until further notice
All services are scheduled on a triage basis, case by case. 

Please call ahead.

Click links below for updated info for individual STH departments:
Medical Imaging Department - Plan of Operation COVID-19 Pandemic

Sault Tribal Dental Program Operations during COVID-19 Pandemic


Please click here for all the Sault Tribe Heath news for the latest updates.

Important Informative links about COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

If you believe that you may have SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

BEFORE YOU ENTER TRIBAL HEALTH CENTER please, call the SAULT TRIBE Health Division's hotline
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 09:00 AM TO 03:00 PM at: (906) 632-5200

For 24/7 hotline in Michigan please call (888) 535-6136
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Sault Tribe declares state of emergency

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors and Gaming Authority each declared a state of emergency at special meetings March 17, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The state of emergency is declared throughout all reservation lands across the seven-county service area.

Under the Board of Director's resolution, the tribe's Executive Director, casino CEO and EDC Director are authorized to modify policies and procedures, order closures, cancel events, implement programs and other steps necessary to protect the public. The tribe's casino administration, tribal government, health division and law enforcement will coordinate to maximize efforts to resist the spread of COVID-19.

Kewadin Casinos announced March 17 it is temporarily closing all five Kewadin Casinos March 18-22 with an opening scheduled for April 6. (See for details.)

Some Sault Tribe government buildings will be closed to the public. Offices closing to the public will begin on a tiered schedule March 19 through March 23, with plans to re-open April 6. Staff will be working at their job sites or remotely from home, depending on their duties.

Information for tribal members on how to make appointments for specific emergency or membership services will be posted on the tribe's website, shared with its official Facebook and at each tribal site throughout the service area. A separate list of tribal programs accepting appointment only visits will be posted. Please watch for further information and updates.

The state of emergency will stay in place until the situation no longer requires it. "The tribe's state of emergency will end when emergency conditions no longer exist and we have programs in place to recover from its effects," tribal Executive Director Christine McPherson said.

Closures: Fitness Center in Chi Mukwa at 03:00 PM 03/16/2020 until 08:00 AM on 04/01/2020

Coronavirus Disease Informational Flyer. Click here to download
For latest updates on Coronavirus disease see:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -,
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services -;
World Health Organization -

In order to protect our Patients, Staff, Visitors and local community during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective 09:00 AM on Monday, March 16, we are limiting access to Tribal Health Centers.

  • Visitors who are not seeking health care services and are not conducting approved business with Tribal Health Centers are prohibited from entering Tribal Health Centers.
  • Pediatric Patients may be accompanied by one birth parent and one significant other.
  • Prisoners may be accompanied by one Prison guard / Police officer.
  • Mental Health Patients may be accompanied by one relative / friend / partner.
  • We will perform health evaluation of all visitors. Those who will not meet evaluation criteria may not be allowed to enter Tribal Health Center.
    These restrictions will be re-evaluated on regular basis and are subject to change. We do apologize beforehand for inconvenience. Thank you for understanding.

    Coronavirus informational links below. What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Share Facts About COVID-1 What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS

Sault Tribe Health Division

Aaniin, we want to welcome you to the Sault Tribe Health Division website.  The Sault Tribe Health Division has 7 health clinics or centers providing various levels of medical services throughout our seven county service area located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Visitors can easily browse and learn of the many great services that we provide to our members.  Here you can learn about our Health Center locations, services that each location offers, find a provider, view health events, along with a wide range of other important information.  We have also provided our members with an informational and entertaining video that gives our members a tour of all of our Health Centers along with learning about the services offered at each location, chi-miigwech.

“The mission of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is to provide for the perpetuation of our way of life and the welfare and prosperity of our people to preserve our right to self-government and to protect our property and resources as ordained by the establishment of our constitution and bylaws.”

Sault Tribe Health News

Community Health Education Highlights December 2020 - January 2021

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The Sault Tribe Health Division COVID-19 Vaccination Update

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COVID-19 Vaccinations for all Elders

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Health Center Closure Dec 16th-18th

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Sault Tribal Health Center – Dental Update December 2020

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