HHCC is a small, 6-bed critical access Indian Health Service hospital with a large ambulatory clinic with medical, urgent care, OB/GYN, pediatrics, emergency, optometry, dental, specialty clinics (rheumatology, cardiology, nephrology, acupuncture, etc.), physical therapy, social services, and behavioral health services.
As a member of a JCAHO accredited, Critical Access Hospital, you can take pride in providing innovative health care services. Our ambulatory care setting offers primary and preventative medical services; with the facility offering a 2-bed birthing unit, a 4-bed Med/Surg adult/ped unit supported by a staff of 12 physicians and 3 physician extenders. We provide general family medical care, surgical follow-up, pediatric and obstetric services. An eye clinic, staffed by 2 optometrists, provides refraction and general eye care. 7 dentists stationed at the Center and at a satellite clinic provide dental services. Major trauma, acute surgical emergencies and high-risk obstetric patients are transported to Tuba City Indian Medical Hospital, Chinle Hospital, Phoenix Indian Medical Center or to several contracted health facilities.
Where in the world is Polacca, AZ?
We are located just east of the intersection of Hwy 87 and Hwy 264 in northern Arizona in an area called First Mesa. The Hopi people settled into this land in the area where three mesas stand side by side, dotted with quaint reservation villages scattered throughout the three mesas. Each mesa and each village has its own history and a surprising variation in traditions. The village of Polacca has a convenience store with an ATM, a post office (zip code 86042), as well as a few other small stores, mostly selling arts and crafts. The village of Keams Canyon, approximately 11 miles to the east, has a small grocery store/restaurant/trading post, a post office, a gas station, and a few small stores. Larger towns such as Flagstaff, AZ (2-hour drive), Winslow, AZ (1-hour drive), Gallup, NM (1½ hour drive), and Dilkon, AZ (45 min. drive) offer a wider selection of shopping and entertainment. The Southwest region has many other attractions such as hiking, camping, mountain biking, rafting/canoeing, fishing, skiing/snowboarding, and dozens of state and national parks in the surrounding Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado areas. While many of these activities are a bit of a drive (between 1-5 hours for most), there are often local groups traveling from the reservation to the cities or on outdoor adventure trips on the weekends.
Experience a rich culture:
The Hopi reservation and the Three Mesas area offer many opportunities to observe Hopi culture and traditions, including arts and crafts galleries, village tours, festivals, and dances. Throughout the year, there are dances in the villages nearly every weekend, and hospital employees frequently receive invitations from patients, visitors, and co-workers to observe the festivities and learn about the Hopi culture. There are many opportunities to purchase authentic Native American arts and crafts, jewelry, and other items.