Welcome to the Albuquerque Area of the Indian Health Service
Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, the Indian Health Service (IHS) Albuquerque Area serves more than 84,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Tribes of the Albuquerque Area include 20 Pueblos, two Apache Tribes, three bands of the Navajo Nation and two Ute Tribes. Each Tribe is culturally distinct with its own sovereign government, relationships and cultural identity. Respecting the sovereignty of each Tribe is of critical importance in providing health and prevention services in the Albuquerque Area.
The Albuquerque Area delivers care through four hospitals, 11 health centers and 12 field clinics that are administratively divided into 10 Service Units. Two urban health centers also deliver care to patients in Albuquerque and Denver. The New Sunrise Regional Treatment Center provides residential treatment services for Native youth with substance abuse problems. And the Albuquerque Indian Dental Clinic provides dental services for children, teens and young adults. Tribal members who live, work or go to school in the urban centers of the Area also have access to IHS-operated health facilities.
As you search for the right opportunity, we will help you investigate an Indian health career option before you make this major life decision. If professional fulfillment, quality of life and providing service to a highly appreciative community are important to your career plans, then consider joining the dedicated public health professionals in the federal, Tribal and Urban Indian health programs of the Albuquerque Area IHS. We offer opportunities to work in an integrated health care system on a multidisciplinary team that puts our patients first while earning a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. Best of all, you will be working with patients who are greatly appreciative of your services.
View the Albuquerque Area Brochure Here