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YPT Health Clinic

(YPTHC) is our tribally-owned and operated clinic, physical location at 30 West loop Road, (off of Campbell Lane.) Yerington, Nevada 89447. The health center is committed to enhancing the quality of life of all of American Indians by providing a culturally competent and patient-centered continuum of care.

Our Mission

The mission of the Yerington Paiute Tribal Health Center is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Under the provisions of a Title V Self-Governance Compact, The Yerington Paiute Tribe Title V Compact with the Indian Health Service allows the Yerington Paiute Tribe to administer individual programs and services the IHS would otherwise provide.

YPTHC’s dedicated team of highly-trained clinicians offer a wide range of services which include:

  • General family practice,
  • Mental Health Services
  • Basic Laboratory Services
  • Podiatry
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • Diabetes Care
  • Home Visitation

Our health center plays a major role as part of the continuing health care for eligible American Indians/Alaskan Natives in the Yerington and surrounding areas.

Purchased Referred Care

Medical or dental care provided at an Indian Health Service (IHS) or
Tribal health care facility is called direct care. The Patient/Referred Care (PRC) Program is for medical or dental care provided away from an IHS or Tribal health care facility. PRC is for services provided by private doctors and hospitals that IHS/Tribal clinics are unable to provide.

PRC follows the Code of Federal Regulations Title 42 Subpart B 136.11 – 136.14, Subpart C 136.21 – 136.25, Subpart D 136.30 – 136.32 and Subpart G 136.61, the Indian Health Service CHS Manual part 2 chapter 3, and other rules and laws per our 93-638 Contract.

PRC is utilized in situations where:

  • No tribal or IHS direct care facility exists.
  • The IHS or tribal direct care facility cannot provide the required emergency and/or specialty care.
  • A patient’s alternate resource(s) is not enough to cover the total of required care. See below for an explanation of “alternate resources.”
  • The service is determined to be within established medical/dental priorities

The PRC program is not:

  • An entitlement program (such as Medicare OR Medicaid)
  • An insurance program
  • An Established benefit program



Optometry services are provided 4 times a month. Our clinic provides routine and
emergency eye care, ocular health and diabetic eye exams, and pediatric care. Walk-ins are for medical eye emergencies only, not for routine care of glasses or contacts. We are pleased to offer glaucoma care inside the clinic, including diagnosis and management with our newly state of the art optometry equipment.
PRC follows the Code of Federal Regulations Title 42 Subpart B 136.11 – 136.14, Subpart C 136.21 – 136.25, Subpart D 136.30 – 136.32 and Subpart G 136.61, the Indian Health Service CHS Manual part 2 chapter 3, and other rules and laws per our 93-638 Contract.


The clinic provides podiatry services twice a month on Thursday’s in coordination with our diabetic clinic. General podiatry services such as basic nail care, and evaluations for painful feet, spurs, and bunions are available for all clients.


Tribal Community Direct Patients may receive prescriptions at no cost; however, we can only fill prescriptions listed on our medication formulary. “Purchase and Referred Care” eligible patients may receive non-formulary medications when medically necessary or formulary alternatives are not available. Our pharmacy will work with you and your provider to help select medications that will work for you.

Please contact the pharmacy to request your prescription refills. When requesting your prescriptions, please provide the prescription number or name of your medications.

Please request refills 3 working days before you plan to pick up your medications. This time is needed to fill your prescriptions and obtain authorization for refills from your provider if necessary. It will also provide us time to order your medication if we don’t have it in stock.

Behavioral Health

Our clinic provides: Mental Health Assessments, Counseling for Individuals, Couples and Groups, Dual Diagnosis Groups, Life Skills Coaching, Parent Education, Play Therapy, Primary Care-based Services, Psychosocial Education, School-based Services, Trauma Recovery / Trauma Informed Care, and Case Management.

Substance Abuse

Services include substance abuse evaluations, individual and group treatments. Referrals are coordinated for eligible clients/patients who need residential inpatient and detoxification treatment. Program staff coordinate with Indian Health Services and outpatient residential treatment facilities.

Services Include

Assessment, Adult and Youth Individual & Group Counseling, Anger Management Classes, Relapse Prevention / Aftercare, School-based Services


3-clinic drivers for Dialysis, in town transportation and out of town transportation for medical appointments.

Non-emergency transportation services are available for health-related appointments only.

Transportation services are offered by appointment and a trip request must be filled out by the individual ahead of time. 2 days notice for in town transports and 3 days for out of town transports.

Priority is given to Elders and individuals with hardship (No Car, No Family to transport)


Our clinic Laboratory offers a full range of testing in Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Bacteriology and Urinalysis, all provided with high tech instrumentation. Our ability to offer this comprehensive range of on-site testing will give you and your medical provider the medical information necessary for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Food Bank

Partnership with Food Bank of Northern Nevada, serving the Yerington Paiute Tribe every Tuesday, alternating between Reservation and Colony community members.

Title VI

Elder Nutrition-Providing congregate meals and homebound delivery for lunch meals Monday through Friday. Newly donated Hotshot food truck from Yerington Paiute Tribe Auction Services delivers to homebound community tribal members Monday through Friday.

Title VI Elder Homemaker services- Home maker services include light house keeping, light meal prep, and in town errands.

The diabetes epidemic among American Indians and Alaska Natives, Congress established the SDPI grant programs in 1997. This $150 million annual grant program, coordinated by IHS Division of Diabetes with guidance from the Tribal Leaders Diabetes Committee, provides funds for diabetes treatment and prevention to IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health programs across the United States. (

Yerington Paiute Tribal Health Clinic has a team of qualified staff members to coordinate and implement clinical diabetes care and oversight as well as physical fitness activities and challenges. The clinic provides routine care to manage and/or provide interventions of diabetic and other chronic care conditions. Our diabetic clinic focuses on diabetic care issues, exams, labs, screenings, education, and medication management.