We are the Phoenix Area Indian Health Service. We provide health care and community health services to approximately 140,000 American Indians/Alaska Natives in the tri-state area of Arizona, Nevada, and... more Utah. Through ten Service Units including two Youth Regional Treatment Centers and a network of heath care facilities, we are a health care partner to over forty tribes.
Our Area Office is based in Phoenix, Arizona, where 197 administrative and technical staff contribute to the success of our mission to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Our Service Units employ over 2,400 staff. Our system of care includes IHS- and tribally-operated health care facilities that serve tribal communities as well as three Urban Indian health programs. These services are comprehensive and range from primary care (inpatient and outpatient) to tertiary care and specialty services. In addition, dental services, behavioral health, public health nursing, health education, and environmental health services are provided.
Our largest health care facility is the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (PIMC), located near downtown Phoenix. This Joint Commission accredited 127-bed hospital employs nearly 1,200 people to provide a comprehensive range of specialty services to both urban and rural tribal members. In addition, PIMC professional staff travels throughout the states in the Phoenix Area region, providing direct services and consultation and guidance to other IHS hospitals and health centers.
ALERT!!!!! ALERT!!!!!! ALERT!!!! STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOSPITAL !!!!!!!! Me and my fiance had to go to this hospital because I had a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrum, my hand had 0 resistance in them... more and I could barley move my fingers/wrist. As we get in the hospital, the nurse behind the glass gave us a lot of attitude including rolling her eyes at us. As the nurse checked my vitals, she was telling me that she doesn't think my hand was that bad, (without even exam it or anything). While this was happening, all the doctors and nurses were starring and talking about my fiance body. When the doctor came in the room, he doesn't say one word, just stares at me with a mad look. As he checked my hands, he completely disregards the fact that my left hand could barley move. He tells me that I do not have Carpal tunnel syndrome and he has no idea what is wrong. They did take xrays but they never showed me or my fiance them. After disregarding the fact that my hand couldn't move, he tells me to take ibuprofen to help with the pain. I informed him that I have had serve near death ulcers due to ibuprofen and cannot take that. Without knowing more information about it, he tells me that I am able to have ibuprofen. This hospital is HORRIBLE!!!! STAY AWAY!!!!
after we left this hospital we went to another and they knew by just looking at my hand that I had Carpel tunnel syndrome. Because of Phoenix Indian Medical Center, my hand go it worse and I now cannot raise my finger. I am now being treated properly by a hospital that knows what they are doing.
I've had multiple surgeries at PIMC and use their services for all my medical needs. I've never had an issue. I've gone to the ER for a concussion, torn calf muscle, eye trauma, and a respiratory infection.... more Each visit has been satisfactory. Follow up appointments have been professional and the staff have treated us well. As long as you show up on time, follow their directions, and take your medications as instructed, you will be fine.
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.4% (0.6% below the national rate)
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