The Yakama Service Unit exists to provide health care to all eligible Native Americans and Alaska Natives who seek our services.
The Yakama Health Center will deliver premier preventative and primary health care to all eligible patients through hiring and retaining superior staff in every department of the clinic. Evaluation of service will be continuous, utilizing a variety of approaches. It is our goal to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
This clinic is the Nation’s largest non-hospital clinic in the Indian Health Service. This facility opened November 5, 1990 at a construction cost of $6.5 million and was designed to serve 11,000 patients. Presently, there are 21,106 registered patients representing 105 tribes.
The origins of this facility date to the Treaty of June 9, 1855, where in return for land, Indian residents of the Yakama Nation were guaranteed medical care and treatment. In May 1859, Fort Simcoe was established west of Toppenish and included a hospital.