Health and Human Services
18263 W. Keetoowah Circle Tahlequah, OK 74464
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.
Per the UKB Tribal Council, members that face an electricity or utility cutoff must notify HHS three days before a suspension in services is set to take place. This time will allow the department time to process payment for eligible tribal members to avoid an interruption in services.
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:
Fuel vouchers for doctor visits
Lodging for medical emergencies
Payment with medical services including hospital stays, ambulance rides and appointments
Select medical equipment
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.
Family Violence Prevention Services
This program can assist tribal members and members of the public with any instances of family or domestic violence. Services include advocacy, safety planning, financial assistance for relocation or payment of deposits for housing. Staff also provides assistance with protective order assistance and court accompaniment.
(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.
Application & Guidelines, Health Discrimination Portal
Winter LIHEAP is OPEN!
Please visit us or email for an application. IF APPROVED, tribal members will immediately be eligible for one rick of wood through our partnership with UKB Office of Environmental Services. This rick will meet your immediate needs until a vendor can service you with an additional five ricks of wood.
IF DENIED due to financial guidelines or other circumstances, tribal members will be referred from Health and Human Services to UKB Office of Environmental Services to receive three ricks of wood.
UKB OES will also deliver for any elders or those with disabilities. For more info, call 918-871-2800 and ask for Health and Human Services. Those who wish to inquire about becoming a wood vendor can also call the aforementioned number for more information. We will pay $60 per rick for five ricks, or $300 total.