United Indian Health Services, About UIHS
About United Indian Health Services
The United Indian Health Services, Inc. (UIHS) Potawot Health Village is located 280 miles north of San Francisco in Arcata, Humboldt County, California. The Health Village is near the intersection of Hwy 101 and Hwy 299 and is at the center of UIHS’ service area, which is Humboldt and Del Norte counties and which constitutes approximately 5000 square miles.
Incorporated in 1970, UIHS is a private, non-profit tribal health consortium that provides culturally sensitive and comprehensive health care services to approximately 16,000 registered clients which includes American Indians and their families located in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. The consortium is comprised of nine federally recognized tribes of Yurok, Wiyot, Mattole, and Tolowa ancestry.
Operating out of a series of remote clinics and offices for thirty years, in 2001 UIHS consolidated many of its services into a 44,000 square foot central clinical facility known as the Potawot Health Village located on 40-acres in Arcata, California. The five satellite clinics continue to serve UIHS’s remote clientele.