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San Carlos Apache Tribe Wellness Center

is a tribally run out-patient mental health and substance abuse program.

The Wellness Center is one of the busiest tribally-run mental health clinics in Indian Country. A variety of programs are offered for all ages by Wellness Center staff through the out-patient clinics in both Bylas, Peridot and San Carlos, our school-based services, and both the San Carlos and Bylas Boys and Girls Clubs. It is one of the only tribal programs honored to receive the IHS "Director's Award of Excellence. " SCATWC has international accreditation through CARF, the highest standards of practice available in the behavioral health field, and has twice received the "Best in the Nation" distinctions since 2008. Additionally, WC clinical and prevention protocols are shared with and utilized by other programs throughout Indian Country and the state of Arizona.

What We Do

The Wellness Center

offers individual, family and group counseling and therapy; has numerous treatment groups and a DUI psycho education program that meets state certification; offers crisis stabilization throughout the community (San Carlos Hospital ER, Detention Center, Schools, etc.); offers a 4-hours a day 5 days a week psychosocial rehabilitation program; and has an award–winning prevention program that offers education and health promotion throughout the community.

Mission & Vision Statement

Our Mission

is to increase the health & well being of the San Carlos Apache Nation by promoting healthy lifestyles, delivering the highest quality services, expanding services that adapt to the community's needs, embracing our history & strengthening pride in our cultural identity.

Our Vision

is for the San Carlos Apache Nation to be self-sufficient and in control of its future, practicing spiritual, physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.

Awards & Honors

The San Carlos Apache Tribe Wellness Center is a highly acclaimed, nationally recognized program.
The WC continually strives to improve its services and has successfully introduced innovative prevention and clinical programs that other clinics and tribal programs now utilize.
The Wellness Center has the distinction of being one of the most active tribally-run mental health clinics in the Southwest USA (in one fiscal year, we had 10,378 appointments made for 4,062 clients -- which was about 1/3 of the tribe's enrolled members!).

Additionally, the Wellness Center was one of the first tribally run programs in the Southwest to earn international accreditation for prevention, substance abuse, mental health, and psychosocial rehabilitation from CARF International which represents the highest standard of behavioral health clinical work.

The Wellness Center has also received regional, state, and national honors for our clinical and prevention work.
In 2008, we received numerous awards including the IHS Phoenix-Area Office's "Director's Award for Excellence", the award of excellence from the Native American Suicide Prevention and Awareness Coalition, and SAMHSA's "National Behavioral Health Program of the Year" award. Many of our staff have been individually honored for their work and continue to present at national and international conferences.

The Wellness Center continues to be recognized as a leader in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse and mental health issues.

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