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Public Service Announcements:

The Sault Tribe Dental Department will be resuming walk-in emergency care beginning Monday November 21, 2022. This will work as follows:

· Patients with a dental emergency can arrive in person between the hours of 8-9 AM in Sault Ste. Marie and 7:30–9 AM in St. Ignace. (Sault Ste. Marie patients should register on the 2nd floor before arriving on 3rd floor dental). Emergency patients will be seen on a 1st come – 1st serve basis. Depending on the number of patients needing to be seen and the number of dentists available, the wait time until seated in a treatment room will vary. Patients might opt to or be asked to return the next day if the wait is too long.

· Dental emergency time is set aside for pain, swelling and infection related to the teeth and gums and not meant for routine dental care.

Walk-in emergencies will be available starting on Monday November 21, 2022 for St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie. In Manistique it is best to call to arrange for emergency care because of provider coverage uncertainty.


the escanaba tribal community center will be relocating to a new facility in gladstone, MI (2002 Minneapolis ave)

the office will be closed for business on tuesday, august 30th, 2022 from 8am-5pm to move the facility

re-opening will take place on wednesday, august 31st at 8:00am as the Gladstone Tribal Health Center located at 2002 minneapolis ave, gladstone, mi 49837

(Escanaba office location will no longer be open)

questions: please call 906-341-1836

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics
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STHC Walk-In Clinic
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Health Division is pleased to announce that beginning May 9, 2022 the Walk-In Clinic will resume normal operations Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 7:30 pm Tribal Members and Patients eligible to be seen at the clinics will no longer need to call for an appointment time. We ask that you be patient as wait times may increase. We will give you the same care and attention when it is your turn. Chi Miigwech!

“A Message to Sault Tribal Health Center Patients-

We regret to inform you that due to very limited staffing wait times at the Health Division may be varied. We respectfully ask for your patience and appreciate your understanding as we do our best to serve you during this severe shortage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Click here for COVID-19 Triage line in STHC

Urgent Communication to Patients:

Dear Tribal Health Centers’ Patients, Due to a potential upcoming shortage in testing supplies we urge you to please follow these recommendations when testing for COVID-19: • Please, do not test immediately after exposure. It usually will take 4 days for virus to become detectable in your system and produce a positive result. Testing too soon will result in potential false negatives and wasted reagents. • Please, do not test multiple days in a row. • If someone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19, please, consider waiting four days after their positive result to have any one else in the house tested. • It is not necessary to test for COVID-19 for the purpose of return to work after isolation due to initial positive COVID-19 result (unless you are severely immunocompromised). • You may consider free in home COVID-19 test. You may order it at Test kit will be shipped to you in 7-12 days. With your help and understanding we can keep providing this much needed service to you. If you have any questions, please call the COVID-19 triage line at 906-632-5200 (press #1).

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.”

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