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The Community Health Representative Program is funded by Indian Health Services.

Our goal as Community Health Representatives is to provide a superior quality of life to valuable members of our Tribal community.

About Our Services:

The Community Health Representative (CHR) program provide financial relief for dialysis patients, medically necessary transportation, make home visits, monitor homebound patients, perform health screening, pick-up and delivery of medications and generally assist in meeting the medical needs of the Tribal community.

The CHR office is the central location for the program and is located at Building 1 (former BIA Agency) in Concho.

700 Black Kettle Blvd.
P.O. Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
Phone: 1-800-687-0973
(405)422-7670
FAX #: (405)262-4659

The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes Community Health Representative (CHR) Program has 11 CHR generalist and 1 bus route driver providing services to Tribal members within the 9 county service areas.

Administrative staff for the CHR Program is:

  • Director: Minerva Rodriguez
  • Administrative Assistant: Monica Perry

Program Services

Dialysis mileage Reimbursement Program:

This service provides mileage reimbursement to dialysis patients for travel to their dialysis treatments. Eligible clients are reimbursed .25 cents per mile. Prospective clients must complete the application process before eligibility can be determined. Due to minimal funding available, reimbursement can only be claimed for dialysis treatment and not for doctor’s appointments. You may contact the CHR Program to request an application by mail.

Transportation Services:

Transportation is available, upon request, to area Indian Health Clinics.  In addition, transportation is also provided for IHS Referrals outside the tribal service area.  The CHR Transportation Policy prohibits our program from transporting to outside agencies other than IHS facilities or IHS referrals.

CHR’s make their weekly schedules ahead of time, therefore, we require a 5 day notification period, if at all possible. This is necessary so that appropriate CHR’s can accommodate your transportation request.

To make a request for transportation, you may contact the CHR Program.  We keep current on each CHR’s weekly schedule, therefore we can let you know if the CHR is available for transport.  The office staff will contact the CHR directly to relay your transportation request. Each CHR is required to confirm each transportation request, either by phone call or home visits.

Home Visits:

CHR’s conduct Home Visits in their respective areas for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

  • Surgery follow up
  • Vitals Check (blood sugar/blood pressure)
  • Medication supplies check
  • To ensure that a person is obtaining regular health care

If you would like to be added to the Home Visit list for your area, please contact the CHR Program and we will see that your name is added.

Health Screenings:

Health Screenings are held in nine areas on a quarterly basis (every 3 months).  CHR’s will conduct  screenings for blood glucose and blood pressure, in addition, weight measurements and temperature checks are made.  Cholesterol Screenings are available for high risk patients.  A guest speaker is invited to speak on a specific health related topic and nutrition and exercise information is provided.  In addition, Nutrition Bingo games and door prizes are held to encourage attendance. A healthy snack and drink is also provided. 

If you would like information on the upcoming health screening in your area or, if you need transportation to the screening, you may contact the local CHR or the CHR Program.  CHR’s will inform their local area of the dates and times of these projects.

Medication Delivery:

CHR’s can pick-up and deliver Medications for the elderly, handicap and disabled individuals. The patient will need to call in their pharmacy medication refills prior to requesting the CHR to pick-up.

Bus Route:

The CHR Program has Bus Route providing transportation four (4) days a week to the Clinton Indian Hospital.

The Seiling/Canton Route runs on Mondays and Fridays and for the Hammon/Elk City area, the bus route is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  To keep mileage costs down, on the days of the bus route, the local CHR will not transport to the Clinton Indian Health Clinic, therefore, clients will need to ride the bus, if at all possible.

There is also a bus route for the Woodward area to the Clinton Indian Health Clinic each Thursday.

Should you need a bus schedule, please feel free to contact the CHR Program.

CHR’s may be contacted by leaving a message at the CHR office.

Area:

CHR

Canton

Eunice Hadley

Clinton

Angie Reynolds

El Reno

Irene Deer

Donna Sandoval

Geary

Sandra Pratt

Hammon    

Joyce Bullcoming

Kingfisher    

Edwina Milligan

Seiling

Norma Smith

Thomas

Lorraine Armstrong

Watonga

LaDonna RomanNose

Bus Route Driver

Susie Wolfmule

For Transportation or Home Visit Requests, you may contact the CHR Program @

1-800-687-0973.