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COVID-19 VACCINES ARE HERE. Please click here to register. (FAQ).

The COVID Booster Vaccine is available for those who qualify.

Northern Valley Indian Health is now offering COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 years old. Please fill out the form if you are interested in your child receiving the COVID vaccine.

LAS VACUNAS COVID-19 ESTÁN AQUÍ. Haga clic aquí para preinscribirse. (FAQ).

La vacuna de refuerzo COVID esta disponible para quienes califiquen.

Northern Valley Indian Health está ofreciendo la vacuna contra el COVID-19 a niños de 5 a 11 años de edad. Por favor llene este formulario si esta interesado en que su hijo reciba la vacuna COVID.

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet (English)

Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet (Spanish)

NVIH is now vaccinating ALL community members ages 12 and older who live or work in our service area counties. Service areas include Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Colusa, and Yolo counties. Please register using the link above.

General Vaccine Eligibility! (2021-07-01)

NVIH Community Health is hosting regular pre-registration or walkin vaccination clinics:

Rapid PCR/antigen testing not available at this time

NVIH does not currently offer rapid PCR or antigen testing at this time as supplies are extremely limited and difficult to come by. Similar to everyone else we are facing severe shortages. Though we are working on obtaining inventory of the antigen tests, it is unclear when shipments will arrive. At this time we are only able to offer PCR/TMA/NAAT tests. These require send out to a lab for processing which opens the possibility of potential delays. If you would like to get tested, please call one of our offices to make an appointment. In order to obtain testing you must be one of the following:

As the situation evolves, we will update this notice. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

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. We are proud to have provided over 13,000 vaccines to date. 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.

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Construction underway in Woodland (03/23/21)

Read the full article from the Daily Democrat here!

NVIH Transportation Services

Transportation will be available to Native Americans as well as non-Native American spouses and minors who are household members. The individual must be a registered user of NVIH clinical services and live within the NVIH service delivery area to qualify for transportation service. Exceptions will be allowed for NVIH Tribal Consortium members living outside of the NVIH Service Delivery Area within the counties of Butte, Colusa, and Tehama.

All transports are to be scheduled through the patient transportation services scheduling staff. Transport request should be made at least one business day in advance, unless an urgent appointment is necessary. Patient transportation services are available only during regular business hours. It is the patient’s responsibility to notify the scheduler of the need for transportation at the time the appointment is made, and to cancel the request by 12:00 p.m. the business day prior to the scheduled transport if transportation is not needed.

Transportation requests can be scheduled through your Northern Valley Indian Health primary care clinic. Due to the pandemic, transportation services may not be available at all times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Open Access Scheduling

NVIH Open Access


NVIH is offering Telehealth services!

Please review this video to learn how to download eClinicalWorks’ Healow app so you can participate in remote appointments with your provider.

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Additional measures enacted include:

Staff not involved with direct patient care have been asked to voluntarily stay home at this time to maintain social distancing. While NVIH serves patients in Butte, Yolo, Tehama, Glenn, and Colusa counties, there have only been confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Butte and Yolo counties. There have been no confirmed cases of NVIH patients or staff.

"The new measures enacted are both preventative and proactive," said Inder Wadhwa, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Valley Indian Health. "We are committed to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide quality compassionate care."

CTTP: Non-recurrent short term benefits announcment

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:

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself--remember to call ahead first.

Important Healthcare Advisory

As you are aware residents of California that are currently covered by Medi-Cal will be asked to select a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan for their medical needs. Northern Valley Indian Health has contracted with Anthem Blue Cross and California Health and Wellness. Both of these plans are Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans. Enrollment for these plans commenced on October 1st 2013, and coverage began November 1st, 2013.

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you as one of our established patients, that if you are eligible for a Medi-Cal Managed Care Plan you will need to select one of the plans and select our facility in order to continue healthcare with Northern Valley Indian Health. It is important to understand that if you do not select one of the Medi-Cal Managed Plans and a provider the State will make a selection for you and your care with Northern Valley Indian Health may be interrupted.

Northern Valley Indian Health is committed to continue to provide our patients with quality health care. We want to be of assistance to you so that your health care continues and is not interrupted. We are here to guide you through the process of applying for one of our enrollment coordinators to determine your eligibility status with one of the managed Medi-Cal Plans.

For those of you who are seeking a medical home in which to receive your health care, we welcome you to our clinics and invite you to call one of our enrollment coordinators to determine your eligibility status with one of the managed Medi-Cal plans.

We have a dedicated enrollment coordinator at each site to help you. We look forward to being of assistance.

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