In a media release issued this afternoon from Charlene Johnson with Indian Health Services in Billings, she indicates that the outpatient clinic at the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Indian Health Service (IHS) Hospital continues to be closed following flooding in the area.
A health aid station has been set up in the town of Crow Agency to serve patients with emergent conditions, individuals needing tetanus vaccinations, and for pharmacy refills.
The IHS Pharmacy asks that patients who have phones call in to the refill line (406-638-3366). The pharmacy will provide medication refills for 7-day supply. Patients needing care beyond the scope of the health aid station will be sent to the Hospital ER or a nearby facility. Lodge Grass Clinic and Pryor clinics are open for usual services.
Inpatients were transferred to Billings hospitals on Monday. The Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital ER is currently on divert for emergency and OB patients. Patients who arrive directly at the ER will be stabilized and transferred. Busby residents are encouraged to go to the Lame Deer clinic for health care needs.
Seventeen patients presented to the emergency room and three were diverted to nearby facilities on Monday.
The Lodge Clinic started providing services Monday afternoon. 15 patients sought treatment to the clinic. One patient was transferred via ground ambulance. Another was transferred via airlift.
The health aid station triaged 171 individuals and saw 55 patients on Monday.
The Pryor Clinic opened today for services.