Welcome to the Nashville Area of the Indian Health Service
The Nashville Area Indian Health Service (IHS) serves 29 Tribes or nations with 16 Tribally administered programs (Title I contracted), nine Tribally administered programs (Title V compacted), four federal Service Unit programs and three Urban Indian Programs. While these Tribes and nations are dispersed across 14 states, in all, the Nashville Area provides care to a total of 24 states in the eastern and southern United States.
Because the Nashville Area is the most geographically and culturally diverse Area within IHS, Nashville staff face unique challenges that require the use of creativity and flexibility. Many health clinics are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and rely on a combination of long-distance communication, on-site meetings, conferences, site visits, trainings and Tribal consultation sessions.
The Nashville Area office is proud to administer Project TransAm, a source of medical equipment available for reutilization to IHS and Tribes running IHS programs. In the last 10 years, the program has distributed $33 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to Tribes across the country from the US Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal sources.
The leadership and staff of the Nashville Area are dedicated to protecting and elevating the health status of the American Indian people they serve by consistently providing an efficient, collaborative system of medically appropriate, preventive, therapeutic, consultative and educational activities. This system, which advocates and enhances self-determination, is tailored to the unique cultures and diverse needs of each Tribe, and is delivered through qualified health care administrators and service providers.
View the Nashville Area Brochure Here