Health and Human Services

18263 W. Keetoowah Circle Tahlequah, OK 74464

COVID-19 Alert: Health and Human Services is currently open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 31. Our lobby will remain closed to the public for these services. To receive assistance, including with getting paper applications if you are unable to download the forms below, please contact Director Jennifer Cole-Robinson at 918-871-2853. It is recommended you leave a message or you send an email with your needs to Downloadable apps are below.


The UKB Health and Human Services Department assists Keetoowah members with various needs including emergency utility payments, utility deposits and medical transportation costs. The department also administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, to help with heating in winter and cooling in summer.  Many of its programs require applicants to meet certain income eligibility requirements and services are subject to change.

The Health and Human Services Department is managed by Director Jennifer Cole-Robinson, pictured right. For general information or to inquire about program assistance, call 918-871-2800.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance LIHEAP

Winter Heating Program - This program can assist members with buying wood, pellets, propane, natural gas and stoves to stay warm during colder months.

Summer Cooling Program - This program can assist members with electric bills and window units for elders.

This program can assist members with a variety of needs related to healthcare. These needs can include:

  • Eye glasses/Contacts

  • Fuel vouchers for doctor visits

  • Lodging for medical emergencies

  • Medication assistance

  • Payment with medical services including hospital stays, ambulance rides and appointments

  • Insurance co-pay

  • Select medical equipment

Health Services

Burial Assistance

The United Keetoowah Band wants to be a source of comfort during a family's most difficult time.


This program can assist members with up to $3,000 for funeral services or cremation costs. Please call for a list of approved funeral homes we partner with and income guidelines for this program.

Medical Insurance

Our offices are also a new point of contact for the Affordable Health Care program. Our members can schedule a date and time to meet with Freddie Ferrell, Jr., Insurance Consultant for the Insurance Professionals of Oklahoma (IPO), to enroll. Family must have income and must file federal income taxes. Eligible ages for primary insured enrollment are 18-64. 

(CSBG) Community Services Block Grant 

This program can assist members with utilities and can also cover educational costs related to specific jobs. This can include buying required uniforms including scrubs, as well as physical examinations for careers that have such a requirement.

This program can assist members financially while they are searching for a job or are awaiting a determination from Supplemental Security Income. 

Social Welfare

Application & Guidelines, Health Discrimination Portal

Service Assistance

Every program uses the same application to determine eligibility. Please complete first.

LIHEAP Guidelines

These are the Income guidelines if you are seeking LIHEAP assistance for heating or cooling.

CSBG Guidelines

Income guidelines if you are seeking services under the tribe's Community Services Block Grant

UKB Health Discrimination Portal

Council-approved portal to submit health discrimination incidents at CNO facilities 


United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Health and Human Services Department is currently in the process of submitting an application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant.


A draft of the fiscal year 2020 LIHEAP application is available for public review. During the review process, the public is encouraged to submit either written or verbal comments regarding the development of the final draft of the United Keetoowah’s LIHEAP plan. Copies of the draft plan will be available at the Health and Human Services Department in Tahlequah. Persons unable to review the application may request information about the Plan by calling 918-871-2853 or Comments will be accepted over the phone and via email.

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the United Keetoowah Band of

Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma

 © 2020 united keetoowah band OF CHEROKEE INDIANs in Oklahoma

Open M-F | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 1-918-871-2800


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Physical Address:
18300 W. Keetoowah Circle

Tahlequah, OK 74464

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 746

Tahlequah, OK 74464