Coronavirus Prevention Information

 

As reports of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, continue to make headlines, we wanted to make sure you have access to the latest information regarding the disease.

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is in communication with state health officials to ensure we take appropriate steps for the safety and wellbeing of our tribal members, associates, vendors, guests, and our communities.

We believe the best course of action is to follow the guidance provided by experts on health and disease prevention. The links and information on this page are from the CDC and are the best resources available.

We will continue to monitor developments related to this issue and communicate updates with you as needed.

Yakoke

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Links

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Coronavirus Response Update from the Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority

The Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority (CNHSA) is enacting enhanced screening precautions at our facilities in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. With the precautionary measures described below, all our facilities are open for operations.

At the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Oklahoma we are limiting entry to three access points: 1) Main Clinic Entrance near pharmacy, 2) Emergency Room and 3) Women's Health. At the access points, CNHSA staff will be greeting all patients and visitors to ask screening questions and provide guidance. To help limit the risk of exposure, especially for those at higher risk, patient visitors are limited to one person per day. Visitors must be over the age of 16.

Many CNHSA clinics are also limiting access points. Signs will be placed directing patients at each facility. We are also asking patients seeking care without an appointment to call ahead for guidance before visiting a facility.

We are asking that, whenever possible, medication refills be ordered through the Choctaw Nation Refill Center to be mailed to your residence. The refill center phone number is 866-367-4084.If you are out of refills, please contact your provider about the possibility of extending your current prescription.

These measures will help us protect patients and care providers; we appreciate your cooperation.

If you have a question about your medical care, please call 800-349-7026.

If you have a question about coronavirus (COVID-19), including testing criteria, there are call centers available. The CNHSA coronavirus call center can be reached Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. by calling 866-536-2766.

The Oklahoma State Dept of Health coronavirus (COVID-19) call center is available Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by calling 877-215-8336.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information line is now open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for questions related to coronavirus (COVID-19) by calling 800-232-4636.

We will continue to monitor developments related to this issue and communicate updates with you as needed.

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