Client Services Intro / Eligibility

Direct Health Care Services are made available to persons of "Indian descent."  For UIHS purposes, persons who meet these requirements are considered to be Eligible Indian Beneficiaries (EIB), are are eligble for the Direct Health Care Services which are provided by UIHS.  In addition, if the EIB resides within the UIHS Service Are, the spouse and the children of the EIB may also be eligible for specific UIHS Direct Health Care Services.

Contract Health Care Services are made available to UIHS Clients who meet the following eligibily requirements:


  • Must be registered at UIHS as an "Eligible Indian Beneficiary" (EIB) and be a resident of one of the nine federally recognized Indian Reservations or Rancherias within the UIHS Service Area; or,
  • Must be registered at UIHS an an EIB and must be a resident of the UIHS Service Area and be "an enrolled member" of a federally recognized California Indian Tribe; or an "an enrolled member" of a Tribe within the UIHS Service Area currently seeking federal recognition; or,
  • Must be registered at UIHS as an EIB and must be a resident of the UIHS Service Area and be married to, or a child of a person who is "an enrolled member" of a federally recognized California Indian Tribe; or "an enrolled member" of a tribe within the UIHS Service Area currently seeking federal recognition; or,
  • Must be registered at UIHS as an EIB and must be a resident of the UIHS Service Area and be a "regular full-time" employee of one of the nine federally recognized Indian tribes or their tribal organizations.

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