Primary Care Clinic

Primary Care Clinic

Primary Care Clinic Mission Statement: “To promote the physical and spiritual well-being of our community while providing quality care.”


COVID-19 Notice

When COVID started, we closed our clinic. Face to face visits stopped and all patients were directed to the ER. As we move forward, we look to seeing more patients and providing telemedicine appointments.

Primary Clinic is currently in Phase II

Phase I: Clinic closed. Staff assisting in other departments. Limited wound care provided in the ER. The plan to begin telemedicine appointments was rolled out.

Phase II: Begin face to face visits on a limited basis. Begin infusions, injections, and wound care on a limited basis.

Phase III: Expand face to face visits while continuing telemedicine. Open infusion, injections and wound clinic fully.

How to Schedule a Appointment

An appointment will be provided via telemedicine by calling (928) 729-8032. All face to face visits will be done by the provider. For Infusion, injection or wound care, a referral will be done by a provider. For injections, call the number above and ask for the infusion clinic where an appointment will be made. For a face to face visit. The patient will be asked the day before a series of screening questions, to maintain the safety of patients and staff. For telemedicine, make sure you are in an area with good cell reception or on a land line.

Check-in/Waiting Procedure

Come to the hospital about 20 minutes before your appointment. Walk though the check in tent for a temperature at the main entrance. A hospital employee will then escort you to the primary care, or other clinic where you will be checked in. In most cases the provider will be waiting for you. If not, limited seating is available. You will be required to wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose for the entire visit until you leave the facility.

Visitor Guidelines

There are no visitors allowed except for a assistant with a wheelchair or interpreter. All patients will be escorted as needed.

Services

The Primary Care & Specialty Clinics is a Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in the Apache County inside the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in Fort Defiance Arizona inside Tséhootsooí Medical Center where a broad range of general and specialized medical, nursing and ancillary services are provided. The clinic uses the homebased care model where patients are assigned to specific providers for health care planning and follow up. This model is directed toward health promotion, disease prevention, management of acute and chronic medical conditions, referral to specialty care and coordination of patient health care needs across the continuum. The Clinics serves acute and chronically ill patients aged 18 to greater than 100 years.

Patients requiring hospitalization are assessed, stabilized and transferred to either our inpatient MSU/ICU departments or to other higher acuity facilities via air, ground or fixed-wing transport according to the urgency and the patient's needs. Procedures or specialty care not provided by the Clinics are referred to outside facilities within the four corners area (Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado). During off hours, patients are referred to visit our Emergency Department.

The Cardiac & Pacer Clinic at the Primary Care Clinic in Tséhootsooí Medical Center provides ongoing follow-up care for adult patients with permanent pacemakers/cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) in conjunction with outside cardiologist to provide limited on sight follow up for cardiology patients. Facilities are available for the evaluation of device function, and reports are forwarded to the patient's attending physicians. In addition, an evaluation is carried out in order to optimize the device settings to any changes in the patient's clinical condition and to maximize device functionality. Outpatient consultations are easily scheduled by calling the appointment desk: 928.729.8032 or 928.729.8034