Tribal Health and Human Services.
The mission of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Health & Human Services (THHS) Department is to promote the physical and emotional wellness of Native Americans by providing the highest quality of health care. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are the only Indian nation in the U.S. that is jointly accredited with their local Indian Health Service Clinic.
Tribal Health Administration provides oversight and management for health care programs, including personnel, budgets, information systems, contacts, grants, vehicles, purchasing and property.
Community Health Nursing.
There are several programs that provides nursing services to the Fort Hall community to educate residents on healthy living practices, promoting prevention over treatment.
Community Health Representatives.
CHRs provide outreach services to the Tribal community, by connecting with individual patients. The CHRs are trained to utilize Tribal traditional concepts to improve the health and safety of the community. Eligibility for direct services also determines if a patient can receive CHR services. The CHR program also oversees the health educators who provide community outreach and education, including promotion of health and exercise, car seat safety, and other services.
Counseling & Family Services.
The Counseling & Family Services (CFS) program offers outpatient mental health and medical social work services to the people of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and other qualified recipients.
All Counseling and Family Services clientele may expect the highest level of professional integrity and ethical behavior from our staff. They may also trust that in providing these services, staff will treat them with the utmost dignity and respect. All contacts with our staff are confidential and protected by the Federal Privacy Act. Counseling and Family Services staff honor and respect Native American beliefs and healing practices. Counseling & Family Services has incorporated the sweat lodge as a form of treatment for clients and provided an annual “Grief Conference” for the community.
The mission of the Diabetes Project is to proactively support high quality, patient-centered, comprehensive diabetes prevention and surveillance utilizing best practice coordinated with medical providers and community services.
Fort Hall Recreation.
The Fort Hall Recreation Program hosts year-long activities, tournaments and sporting events designed to promote physical fitness and wellness in the Fort Hall Community. Timbee Hall is the main facility for the Recreation Program, and provides for a variety of services, including: Computer room access and boys’ & girls’ clubs are offered, as well as youth programs during the summer. Daily access to a variety of exercise equipment and facilities are also available. Timbee Hall is also used for community events, such as powwows and dances.
Four Directions Treatment Center.
The Four Directions Treatment Center is a tribally operated alcohol/drug treatment program located on the Shoshone-Bannock Indian reservation in Fort Hall, Idaho. The Treatment Center provides the quality treatment services for substance abuse, using culturally-based and holistic treatment. The on-site services provided are the adult outpatient, adult intensive outpatient treatment and adolescent outpatient treatment. The on-site services offered are the adult primary residential treatment, adult outpatient, adult intensive outpatient and adolescent outpatient.
The adolescent outpatient service is a Level 1 (90-day) and Aftercare (60-day) program and includes individual counseling, treatment groups, traditional arts, cultural/spiritual activities, sweat lodge, family treatment, aftercare services, education/prevention activities, information and referral, adolescent transportation and the program can refer an adolescent client to a primary residential treatment program upon evaluating the need for this level of care service.
Individuals seeking chemical dependency treatment services must be a member or descent of a federally recognized tribe and Indian Health Services eligible. The program accepts referrals from social services, health care, court and probation, tribal and state providers, parent/guardians and self referrals. The counselors are state certified under the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification and all of the treatment staff are trained and comply with Confidentiality, HIPAA and Privacy Act guidelines.
The program provides prevention and recovery services such as alcohol/drug education classes, the talking circle, prayer and smudging to the adult male and female inmates at the Tribal Justice Center Detention. The program supervises one adolescent Alcohol/Drug Counselor hired by a Department of Justice grant to provide substance abuse treatment services to adolescents who are Tribal court ordered and/or detained a t the Tribal Justice Center Detention. The program provides numerous community prevention and cultural enrichment activities throughout the year, and supports the community recovery groups such as the AA meetings, Women of Wellbriety and the Men of Sobriety support groups.
The Health Education Program provides primary and secondary health promotion/disease prevention education to individuals, families, and community members. Health Education helps increase awareness, knowledge, and desire to modify and improve emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health. We also assist in the the prevention of injuries, disease, and premature death by adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors.
Purchased and Referred Care.
The Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) program provides financial assistance to PRC eligible patients for the payment of authorized medical expenses. The PRC program is designed to be the last resort and is not an entitlement program.
Social Services Program.
The Social Services Program is responsible to protect the general welfare of the children and families in the local community. It promotes the safety and well-being of all children, while addressing the unique needs of each child. Services include Child Protection, Foster Care and more. Located on Navajo Drive in Building 70.
Victims Assistance Program.
The Victims Assistance Program offers 24-hour crisis intervention, shelter, community advocate, advocacy at court, education, support groups and individual counseling. It is designed to work in conjunction with local law enforcement. The advocates provide immediate support and information for victims at the secured scene of a domestic dispute. The advocate will ensure that the primary and any secondary victims have the opportunity to make safe choices
Tribal Health Media.
THHS Highlights .
Elizabeth Ann Lithdroth-Jim
Tribal Health Director
Main Office: (208)478-3863
73 Navajo Drive
P.O. Box 306
Fort Hall, ID 83203
Our Community, Our Health.
THHS provides community-oriented health care services to promote physical and emotional wellness within the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.