Central Valley Indian Health, Inc.


To be eligible for Contract health care through CVIH, the patient has to be a documented California Indian who is a resident of the CVIH health services delivery area (Fresno, Madera or Kings counties excluding Table Mountain Rancheria tribal members or any tribe that has pulled out of CVIH).  Local tribal and Dunlap area students, who are attending college out of the area, may continue to receive contract care.

Documented Indian means acceptable documentation such as a member of a federally recognized tribe; documentation from the Bureau of Indian Affairs; inclusion on the California Rolls. Descendants have to provide documentation in the form of birth certificates from someone on the rolls. There are a few other means of documentation that are considered on a case by case basis.

To learn more about your eligibility to receive services, either download the forms and bring them completed into the clinic or stop by the clinic to get the forms, complete them and speak to one of our PRC/Eligbility Clerks for assistance. Contact PRC at 559-299-3262.
Direct Care

Include visits to any CVIH clinic, including medical, dental, nutrition, substance abuse counseling, and social services at no charge. You will be asked to pay for any laboratory (medical and dental), x-ray, prescriptions and visits to physicians outside CVIH, including optometry.

Contract Care

Includes all the Direct Care benefits plus laboratory, x-ray, prescriptions, and referrals to physicians outside CVIH, including optometry.