Urban Indian Centers are facilities which provide high-quality, affordable, and culturally appropriate treatment to American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations who do not live on or near a tribal reservation. Administered through Indian Health Services and funded through Title V, UICs have been a public health resource since Congress created them in 1992. These services are especially important in Montana, which has the fourth-highest American Indian and Alaska Native population in the country.
The goals of UICs:
– To assure highest possible health status for American Indian and Alaska Native populations
– To provide primary care clinics and outreach services to underserved Urban Indian populations
– To provide culturally acceptable, accessible, and affordable health services