Direct Clients: NCUIHs direct clients are all of the Urban Indian Health Programs constituting its Membership. Members provide an array of medical services to the urban Indian and metropolitan communities (in some cases, even to the larger community) in which they are located.
Some Urban Indian Health Programs are full primary medical providers (including behavioral and mental health as well as traditional American Indian healing) while others serve as referral centers. All of them, however, provide essential outreach and therefore a culturally relevant lifeline to their local urban Indian community. The 41 Urban Indian Health Programs are located in areas of the country to which the urban Indian population has migrated. These locations are: