Choctaw Referred Care (CRC)

When care may be required for treatment at a non-Indian facility, the care, when authorized, is paid through this program.


  • Must have a CDIB and be a member of a federally recognized tribe
  • Must be a permanent, continual resident within the Choctaw Nation Health Service area (Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, McCurtain, Pittsburg, or Pushmataha counties)
  • Must use all other resources to pay for your referred care; CRC is the payer of last resort
  • All persons asking CRC to pay medical expenses are screened for all alternate resources by a Choctaw Nation Health Services Benefits Coordinator
  • Must provide proof of residency in the Choctaw Nation CRC area for 180 days
  • Must have an approved referral through CRC

How to Apply

Contact the program for more information

Additional Information

All referrals are processed through the CRC services program to determine eligibility. Medical priorities are also established in accordance with federal regulations and community medical standards. Due to limited funding, there are times when CRC cannot pay for all services, although every effort is made to do so. In general, CRC services try to pay for the most life-threatening cases.

When emergency care is required at another facility, CRC must be notified within 72 hours after the beginning of treatment. Authorization for payment will be determined by medical priorities and the availability of funds. Calling in does not guarantee services will be paid by CRC. Minor injuries or illnesses treated in a non-Indian hospital emergency room seldom meet the guidelines for medical priority.

Contact Information



Health Clinic - Atoka

Atoka Health Clinic


Durant Regional Medical Center

Durant Regional Medical Center


Health Clinic - Hugo

Hugo Health Clinic


Health Clinic - Idabel

Idabel Health Clinic


Health Clinic - McAlester

McAlester Health Clinic


Health Clinic - Poteau

Rubin White Health Clinic (Poteau)


Health Clinic - Stigler

Stigler Health Clinic


Talihina Health Care Center

Talihina Health Care Center