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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
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.
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.
Application & Guidelines, Health Discrimination Portal
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 emailing:email@example.com. Comments will be accepted over the phone and via email.