Welcome to the Great Plains Area of the Indian Health Service
The Great Plains Area Office in Aberdeen, SD, oversees 23 IHS and Tribally managed Service Units — hospitals, health centers and clinics that provide health care to approximately 122,000 Native Americans in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.
Each facility incorporates a comprehensive health care delivery system. The hospitals, health centers and satellite clinics provide inpatient and outpatient care and conduct preventive and curative clinics. Tribal involvement is a major objective of the program. Several Tribes have assumed management for their own health care programs through contractual arrangements with the Indian Health Service.