Health


Health

Welcome to the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Health Department. 


The mission statement of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Health Department is to improve all aspects of the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of tribal members, spouses, and families.  We continually strive to accomplish this by promoting wellness through intervention, prevention, education, and encouragement.  By utilizing these health practices, tribal families can integrate these practices into their families and promote a healthier lifestyle for our tribal members. 

Kelly Thompson - Health Director
318-992-2763
kthompson@jenachoctaw.org

Contracted Services - Professional contracted health services provided by the JBC health department include: 
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Optometrists/Ophthalmologists
  • Dietician
  • Pharmaceutical needs
  • Wellness memberships

Direct Care Services provided by the JBC Health Department include: 
Basic Screenings:
  • Medical Examinations
  • Blood pressure testing
  • A1c testing for diabetics
  • Urinalysis
Education:
  • Patient education on health-related subjects
  • Preventative healthcare
  • Health promotion/disease prevention
Wellness:
  • Consultations with a nurse practitioner and/or dietician
  • Access to walking trail, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic, and playgroup area
  • Zumba classes

Clinic Services: 
JBC Clinic Services are provided on Wednesdays each week with a nurse practitioner, Stephanie Knight.  Examinations, general family medicine, prevention, screenings, physicals, and limited lab services are available to tribal members, spouses, and children/step-children.  

Clinic hours are Wednesday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, by appointment.  Walk-ins are accepted but wait time varies. 

Registered Dietician consult services are available by appointment.