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The Indian Health System
- 33 Hospitals
- 49 Health Centers
- 46 Health Stations
- 15 Hospitals
- 198 Health Centers
- 121 Health Stations
- 180 Alaska Village Clinics
- 34 Urban health care services and resource centers
- 1.8 million users (Federally Recognized Tribes)
- 56% AIAN rely primarily on IHS funded care (2000 census)
- $3.1 billion from FY 2006 Appropriations
- $628 million from Third-Party collections (2004)
This is a large, diverse, and diffuse health system serving about 1.8 million users (enrolled members of federally recognized Tribes) with a budget of about 4 billion dollars when appropriations and collections are combined.
The system also includes 34 urban health centers, serving about 600,000 self-identified Native Americans living in urban settings. Some of those served in urban programs are IHS beneficiaries (again—enrolled members of federally recognized Tribes) and some are not.
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