About the Organization
Who We Are
Sonoma County Indian Health Project, Inc. (SCIHP) was established in 1971 by a group of leaders from the Indian communities of Sonoma County. Their goal was to provide health care for all Indians of Sonoma County and to provide services in a manner which is sensitive to the culture and traditions of the local Indian Tribes.
Over the years, SCIHP has steadily progressed from a small organization consisting of a single dental chair and an exam table to the multimillion-dollar comprehensive health care facility it is today. Even in these turbulent times of health care and diminishing resources, we continue to grow.
Because SCIHP is funded by State, County and private funds, we also provide care to non-Indians depending on the funding source. SCIHP has now expanded care to non-Indians with Medi-Cal on a limited basis.
Cloverdale, Dry Creek, Graton, Lytton, Manchester Point Area and Stewarts Point Rancherias have designated SCIHP as a Tribal Organization, under P.L. 93-638. The Mishewal Wappo tribe is also one of the tribes that support SCIHP. SCIHP has 501(c)(3) status and is incorporated by the State of California as a non-profit organization.
What We Do
SCIHP is licensed by the State of California as a Community Health Center. We currently provide medical, dental, nutritional, behavioral health, pharmacy and health education services.
Through a special relationship with the California Rural Indian Health Board (CRIHB), SCIHP is a subcontractor with the federal government. In effect, this establishes SCIHP as a tribal organization under the provisions of Public Law 93-638 (Indian Self-Determination & Education Act), and as such, performs the functions of the Indian Health Service throughout our assigned service area. This relationship carries certain responsibilities to the tribal governments, which comprise our contractual relationship.
The Department consists of Family Physicians, mid-level Physician Assistants and Nurse Practioners, a Diabetic Educator and several specialists. Our medical department consists of qualified and licensed medical Providers. In addition, we have qualified Registered Nurses and Medical Assistants who are available to assist you as you prepare to meet with one of our physicians or mid-level providers. A Registered Nurse is also assigned to the Manchester-Point Arena Satellite Clinic.
Medical clinic offers a full range of family health services:
Diagnosis and treatment for acute and chronic conditions.
Prenatal and Obstetrical care.
General Pediatric Care, including well child services and immunizations.
Routine physical examinations for general health maintenance and employment requirements. Referral to specialists for consultation in when needed.
Foot care in our Foot and Ankle Clinic provided by a Board Certified Podiatrist.
Specialty services such as Rheumatology, Urology, Gynecology, Herbal Integrative.
Diabetes prevention and treatment.
Phlebotomy (blood draw).
Health education and smoking cessation counseling.
Traditional Native American Healers are available by referral only for qualified Native Americans in accordance with SCIHPs Traditional Health Policies and Procedures.
Native Breast Feeding Council