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 August 1. 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
jcole-robinson@ukb-nsn.gov. 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.

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.

CSBG Guidelines

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

 LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (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.

BURIAL ASSISTANCE

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

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.

HEALTH SERVICES

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

SOCIAL WELFARE

 

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

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. 

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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

Email: info@ukb-nsn.gov

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Physical Address:
18300 W. Keetoowah Circle

Tahlequah, OK 74464

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 746

Tahlequah, OK 74464