The mission of the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health is to promote holistic health care to tribal community members and employees. Every individual has the fundamental right to the highest attainable standards of physical, social, and spiritual well-being. With an emphasis on traditional Ho-Chunk way of life, the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health is committed to promoting a high quality of life within the Ho-Chunk Nation, empowering each individual and family to make informed decisions and choices regarding their present and future health.
Overview of the Health Department
The Ho-Chunk Department of Health provides ambulatory and public health care services in order to improve the health and well being of its tribal members. The Health Department operates its services in two (2) ambulatory clinics, five (5) satellite health offices, a Food Distribution Center, and the Central Health office.
The clinics, Ho-Chunk Health Care Center (HHCC) and House of Wellness (HOW), offer health maintenance exams for people of all ages, diabetic management, chronic illness care, acute illness care, podiatry, pharmacy and optical care. When staffed, each clinic can also provide dental care. These clinics have laboratories (selective) facilities and x-ray capability.
The five satellite offices serve for public health care as provided by our community health nurses and representatives, dieticians/nutritionists, the mental health clinicians, and alcohol/drug program staff.
The Central Health office was the former clinic building. It now houses staff who work for our Contract Health Services and Environmental Health services.
The Food Distribution Center is our most recent developed facility. This is the main facility for distribution of our fresh produce and commodities to our community in need.
With the support of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Indian Health Services (IHS) and other Federal and State grants, the Department of Health includes many dedicated and hard working employees.