Getting the most from your healthcare experience



The Southern Ute Health Center aims to provide high quality primary care for the Southern Ute tribal membership and the AI/AN community of Ignacio. We strive to develop relationships with patients in which our healthcare providers and our patients talk openly about health problems; work together and choose treatments that fit the lifestyle and ability of the patient; and treat health concerns safely and effectively.

In order for you to benefit most from this relationship, there are a few things you can do:

  • Give your healthcare provider all the information you can about your health problem. Let them know if you are seeing other doctors elsewhere.
  • Bring all of your medications, even those not prescribed by the clinic, with you to your appointments, including over-the-counter medicines, herbs and vitamins.
  • Talk to your healthcare provider about any problems with your medicines, or other therapies you are prescribed.
  • Make sure you understand and can follow the instructions given to you. If you are not able or do not want to, be sure and tell your healthcare provider.
  • Don’t stop your medications before talking with your healthcare provider.
  • As a courtesy to other patients who need an appointment try and keep scheduled appointments, or give us 24 hours’ notice if you cannot keep your appointment.

In addition to these steps to help us work together, we would like to remind you to provide us with current contact information so that we can reach you for any follow-up or results. Please remember to give us your current insurance information. Billing Insurance helps us to support the clinic and reduce the expense to the Southern Ute Tribe.

For further questions, you can pick up a copy of Patient Rights and Responsibilities from the Southern Ute Health Center.


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