Welcome to the St. Croix Tribal Health Clinic Website
- To protect and promote access to quality, holistic healthcare for the St. Croix Chippewa Indians and its communities that is person-centered and integrative on life's journey from birth to walking-on. By assisting the St. Croix Chippewa Tribe in promoting and achieving lifestyles and communities that are safe, sober, and healthy through identifying and building on the strengths of individuals and communities, encouraging hope for today and for the next seven generations.
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The provision of health services to members of federally-recognized tribes grew out of the special government-to-government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes.
This relationship, established in 1787, is based on Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, and has been given form and substance by numerous treaties, laws, Supreme Court decisions, and Executive Orders.
St. Croix began provding health care in mobile units in each of the communities in the 50's and 60's. The focus at this time was preventative medicine and immunizations. By the mid 70's and early 80's a small clinic was established in the tribal center with rent-a-doc's and contracted services. In 2000 the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin opened the doors to the new facility housing behavioral health, medical, dental, optical, community health and HOC/HOF/WIC. Our services continue to grow to meet our community needs. Our latest addition to our quality, efficient healthcare is electronic health records(EHR), implemented in Oct. 2010.
- Our Mission... to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
- Our Goal... to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
- Our Foundation... to uphold the Federal Government's obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native people, communities, and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of Tribes.