The Whiteriver Indian Hospital is located at Whiteriver, AZ on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The hospital is located about three miles north of Whiteriver and serves approximately 17,000 tribal members and other Native American communities around the area. Residents to the northwest are served through the Cibecue Health Center, fifty miles from Whiteriver. Whiteriver is within 20 to 30 miles from the resort towns of Pinetop, Lakeside and Show Low.
Whiteriver hospital is designated as a Baby Friendly Hospital. The hospital is The Joint Commission (TJC) accredited and staffed by 22 physicians, podiatrist, five nurse practitioners, five dentists, two optometrists, and about 79 nursing staff members. The hospital is a 40-bed facility.
Of all the areas to visit, travelers would be hard pressed to find a region offering more—more natural beauty, more history and culture, more recreation, more adventure, more memories—than Arizona’s White Mountains. Whiteriver is located within 20 to 30 miles from the resort towns of Pinetop, Lakeside, and Show Low. Ranging from mid-desert in the lower elevations to more than 11,000 feet in the mountains, this region offers a four-season climate. Whiteriver and Cibecue are above 5,000 feet, and maintain pleasant 75 to 95-degree temperatures in the summer and 40 to 55 degrees in the winter. This climate puts the best of Arizona right at your doorstep. Take the family to a different campsite every weekend. Drive the twisting roads of the Salt River Canyon. Marvel at the Mogollon Rim, a vast geological fault. Cast your line in a lake that mirrors the pines. Golfing is primo throughout the region in the warmer months, and in the winter you can’t beat a quick trip to the Sunrise Ski Resort which is only 45 minutes from the hospital and offers night skiing.