Northern Valley Indian Health is a private, nonprofit tribal organization that has been providing Medical, Behavioral Health, and Dental services since 1971.
All Patients Welcome
Thank you for being a patient of Northern Valley Indian Health. Our goal is to provide our patients with quality compassionate care. Your feedback is valuable as it provides us with information that enables us to meet the needs of our patients.
Meriam Park clinic grand opening!
Please join us at our new medical and behavioral health center for a grand opening ceremony and health fair. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP to come celebrate our new Chico clinic!Friday, July 29th, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 1990 Concord Ave Chico, CA
Message from the CEO - November 2, 2021
Northern Valley Indian Health is committed to continuing to provide excellent patient care to our communities despite the challenges we have all been facing with COVID-19.
Flu season is now upon us and flu shots are being offered at NVIH clinics. It is suspected that this year’s flu season could again prove to be challenging as COVID-19 continues to be a factor. If there are no medical contraindications, I urge everyone to obtain their flu shot as soon as possible in order to get the potential protection from influenza complications. If you’ve yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, booster, or flu shot and are interested in obtaining one, please register at our website nvih.org. You can also contact one of our clinics to schedule an appointment.
The FDA has approved Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years. NVIH is prepared to offer these vaccines upon CDC approval. If you are interested in obtaining the vaccine for your child, please visit our website at https://nvih.org to pre-register.
Thank you for your patience and understanding while we navigate this next step in our COVID-19 response. During this time, we continue to encourage everyone to follow safety guidelines. Please, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds and wash your hands often.
CEO, Northern Valley Indian Health
Mask Requirements After June 15th
While we are all excited to return to a sense of normalcy, NVIH will still require facemasks for all individuals entering our locations. This pertains to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines in an effort to promote a safe environment for not only our patients but also our staff. Social distancing and proper handwashing will still be practiced.
Masks are required upon entry and if you do not have one, one will be provided to you. Health screenings for both staff and patients will also continue to take place at our facilities. This screening includes a temperature check along with a series of questions. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call ahead to notify staff so they can provide you with proper entry procedures.
NVIH will continue to offer COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. We appreciate those who have already been fully vaccinated as it is a huge step toward a safer community. Those who wish to receive a vaccine can contact any of our reception staff to schedule an appointment. Vaccines are available for individuals ages 12 and over.
We appreciate your understanding and look forward to providing quality care in a safe environment.
Wear a mask, get a flu shot, and wash your hands!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is NVIH providing in-person medical appointments?
NVIH is currently providing in-person medical in addition to telehealth visits.
- Is NVIH providing non-emergency dental services?
NVIH has resumed providing dental services for established patients.
- Is NVIH accepting new patients?
NVIH is always accepting new Native American patients. All other new patient appointments are subject to provider availability. Please call the clinic and staff will assist you in scheduling an appointment if available.
- Can I schedule a video visit with my provider?
Video visits are available for medical and behavioral health appointments. Please call the clinic to set up an appointment.
- What do I do if I have symptoms related to COVID-19?
If you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please call ahead. Staff will advise you on how to proceed.
- What COVID-19 related safety measures are you implementing?
- Increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including thoroughly sanitizing rooms after each patient visit
- Mandatory health screenings for all patients and staff before entering clinics
- Requiring masks or face coverings in patient care areas for all patients and staff. If you do not have a mask or face covering, one will be provided to you.
- Practicing safe social distancing throughout each clinic
- Utilizing the appropriate PPE such as masks, gloves, gowns, etc. for all staff
- Will I be required to wear a facemask when entering a NVIH health clinic?
Masks or face coverings are required in all NVIH patient care clinics. IF you do not have a mask or face covering, one will be provided to you.
- How can I schedule an in-person appointment with a medical or dental provider?
Patients can call the clinic to schedule an appointment.
CTTP: Non-recurrent short term benefits
Per the California Tribal TANF Partnership (CTTP) Tribal Liason:
Effective immediately, CTTP will be providing Non-Recurrent Short Term Benefits for Crisis Services due to COVID-19 outbreak. This assistance is available to current CTTP Participants and Community Members who have at least one eligible Native American/Alaska child residing in the home in the CTTP services areas.
Please see the CTTP Crisis Announcement and 300% Federal Poverty Guidelines for more information.
Coronavirus update from our Medical Director
Each day new information and updates are happening in regards to our communities and the Coronavirus illness, also referred to as COVID-19.
In an effort to give you timely information, NVIH is providing you with the below links to help you stay up-to-date on the latest information and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
If you are currently experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath you might need to be evaluated for possible coronavirus infection. Please call ahead to receive direction before going to a medical provider.
Remember, every person has a role to play to lessen the spread of this virus and to help prevent exposure to others. Much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to simple measures:
- Wear a clean face mask or covering.
- Washing hands with soap and water.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Following guidance from public health officials.
Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself—remember to call ahead first.
Community Health/Outreach & Behavioral Health Group Activities Suspension
NVIH is also suspending any group activities due to the current COVID-19 situation. This will include any Community Health/Outreach events as well as any Behavioral Health Program groups. This will be monitored and will be reactivated once the recommendations allow for NVIH to restart such activities.
Call or text 211 for local resources and services or visit their website 211.org
Northern Valley Indian Health offers Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at all of our medical clinics. In accordance with the CARES Act, the cash price (patient cost) for testing is shown below. Actual out-of-pocket expenses may be less depending on your insurance coverage. Actual availability of testing services at each site is subject to change and is based on the obtainability of PPE and testing supplies.
$120 - Diagnostic Test