A not-for-profit corporation
UNHS is a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Utah that functions under the direction of a 100 percent Navajo Board of Directors. Given the rural location and the medically underserved population we serve, UNHS is proud to be a federally designated 330(e) Community Health Center system.
Financial viability and operating efficiency are achieved by our state-of-the art electronic medical records system, our dedicated billing staff, providers, and supporting staff.
Our duty of fiscal responsibility to the community obligates us to aggressively pursue all private and governmental grant funding.
A full 25% of our funding comes from grants. By procuring funds that would otherwise go elsewhere, we are able to expand services while supporting the local economy and creating jobs.
We receive no county or state tax funding.
Though we are not part of the IHS (Indian Health Services), we maintain a working relationship with the IHS via a contract created under P.L. 93-638, Title V. Utah Navajo Health System has also received the support of The Utah Navajo Trust Fund (UNTF).
We exist to improve quality of life through comprehensive, self-empowered, culturally-sensitive healthcare and amazing customer service.
UNHS will develop and expand health care services and community partnerships while improving economic opportunities for all communities.
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., started in 2000 as a single service corporation providing medical and dental care needs for rural communities in southeastern Utah. In September 1999, the Navajo Utah Commission recommended that the local community manage the health care services in the area.
Utah Navajo Health System Inc.
collaborates with the following organizations to offer you the care you need.
The University of Utah
Specialty Services including Cardiology and various telehealth programs
UNHS Emergency Medical Services and Navajo Nation EMS
San Juan Counseling
Counseling services for families and individuals
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Early childhood development, healthy weight & iron levels, and nutrition.
VNA Home Health
Provides home-care services
Blue Mountain and
Provide a wide array of services
Our board of directors is composed entirely of community members with organizational, financial, business, health, and governmental relations backgrounds. Our bylaws require the board’s composition to be represented by all geographic areas within the service area of UNHS.