Health Department

The Nooksack Indian Health Department is committed to providing only the highest quality services, which are supported by a highly qualified medical staff. We strive for continuous improvement, with our goal and intent to raise the standards of health care within the Nooksack Tribal membership.

We have an outstanding and innovative ambulatory health care center that serves members of the Nooksack Indian Tribe and the Tribal Member community. In addition to our ambulatory services, we offer community health prevention and education services to our patients to ensure they receive health care to the fullest extent including, Medical, Dental, Community Health/Health Nursing, Mental Health Counseling, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Chemical Dependency Prevention and Contract Health Services.

Health Center Administration

The Health Center Administration has the responsibility and oversight of the administrative, fiscal, and programmatic functions of the Tribe’s health care system, ensuring that the highest level of care is provided to the Nooksack patients while promoting the collective and individual health status of our Tribal Members and their families.

  • Lona Johnson

    Director of the Health Department

    Phone: (360) 966-2106

Nooksack Clinic After Hours, Holiday & Early/Administrative Closure Information

For medical emergencies, Nooksack Health Clinic patients dial 911 OR call the 24-hour Community Nurse Line: 1-855-520-7513. (The after-hours care line is ONLY for active registered Health Clinic patients.) If you have urgent, same-day medical issues, please refer to the following:

  • Care Medical Group:  (360) 734-4300. Hours: Open 7 days a week. (Mon-Fri: 8 am – 9 pm / Sat-Sun:  9 am – 5 pm). 4043 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98226. Insurance: Cigna, HMA, Premera, Regence. This clinic does NOT accept: DSHS (Medicaid) & Medicare.
  • PeaceHealth Same Day Care Clinic: (360) 788-8420. Hours: Open 7 days a week. (Mon-Fri: 8 am – 8 pm / Sat-Sun: 8 am – 6 pm). 3015 Squalicum Parkway Suite 140, Bellingham, WA 98225 (Clock Tower Building). Accepts most insurance plans and all ages.
  • Sea Mar has emergency dental care at 360-788-7101 in Bellingham. Real dental emergencies can also go to Peace Health emergency room because they have oral surgeon on call.