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I.H.S Emergency Info

Receiving Emergency Care

After you visit an emergency department or urgent care clinic, you must notify your Indian Health Services (IHS) Purchase Referred Care office within 72 hours (three calendar days). IHS Purchase Referred Care determines eligibility for coverage based on:

  • Where you live
  • Tribal affiliation
  • Health coverage (Medicaid, Medicare or private health insurance)
  • Whether you notified IHS within three days of care