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.

Community Health Program

The Nooksack Tribal Health Department is happy to announce that the Nooksack Tribal Council approved expanded healthcare funding for enrolled Nooksack Tribal Members, no matter where they live.  The expanded healthcare service is designed to help fill the healthcare gaps created by Indian Health Services underfunded programs and our Community Health System geographical limitation policies.

The healthcare services will be available until the funds are exhausted.  Please download the Community Health Program Application for more information on the Community Health Fund and how to apply for it. This application form can be printed, completed and mailed to Nooksack Indian Tribe, c/o Jeff Bailey, P.O. Box 157, Deming, WA 98244. For more information contact:

  • Jeffery Bailey

    Contract Health Specialist

    Phone: (360) 966-2106


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: 1-800-607-5501. If you have urgent, same-day medical issues, please refer to the following:

  • Walk-In Health Clinic: (360) 734-2330. Hours: Open 7 days a week. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. 2220 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98255 (1 block north of the Assumption Church). Insurance: DSHS (No HMO’s, No Molina, No CHPW), Nooksack, Medicare, Cigna, First Choice, Regence, Shasta, Premera. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Patients ages 2 and over only.
  • Care Medical Group:  (360) 734-4300. Hours: Open 7 days a week. Mon-Fri:  8 am – 9 pm, Sat-Sun:  9 am – 5 pm. 4280 Meridian Street, 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.