The Seneca Nation GIS Department has put together a Coronavirus response website hub to ensure our community has access to timely and accurate information.

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As cases of COVID-19 increase in our area, remember that you or someone you encounter may have the virus and not know it or display symptoms. There are many ways to prevent infection and stop the spread. Whether you feel healthy or not- stay home, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people outside of your household (stay 6 feet apart).

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.

Health System

The Seneca Nation Health System (SNHS) provides comprehensive health services to the Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara (except the Tonawanda and Tuscarora Territories) Counties in the State of New York, and Warren County in the State of Pennsylvania. Health services are offered to all those persons within the Purchased/Referred Care Service Delivery Area (PRCSDA) and are defined as eligible under federal and tribal guidelines. Services have been available since the SNHS was established on April 1, 1976. From the beginning, the SNHS has been based on the needs of the people and has continued to grow and expand its available services to serve the changing needs of our community.

Health care service is provided through the Lionel R. John Health Center (LRJHC) on the Allegany Territory and the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center (CIRHC) and the Community Health and Wellness Center (CHWC) on the Cattaraugus Territory.

The SNHS operates two community health centers that provide comprehensive primary care in the treatment and prevention of acute and chronic illnesses and/or injuries to all service-eligible Native Americans. The health program consists of the following components: Medical, Diabetes, Dental, Optical, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health, Child and Family Services, HOPE (Health, Outreach, Prevention and Education), and Environmental and Public Health/Engineering Services.

These components provide the following range of services: family health care, prenatal care, health maintenance and prevention screenings, well baby and child care, laboratory, pharmacy, nutrition and dietary counseling, family planning, health education, prescription exercise, transportation services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, outreach and environmental health.

Supplemental urgent care is provided on a referral arrangement and contractual basis when a patient/client's needs cannot be met at the health centers. Services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals including staff physicians, pharmacists, clinical nurses, family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, optometrists, nutritionists, social workers, medical records professionals, and other additional support staff.

LRJ Allegany Medication Delivery Now Available

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This is an important message from the Seneca Nation Health System regarding our operations in response to COVID-19.

The Lionel R. John Health Center Pharmacy will begin offering medication delivery in Salamanca. This service is for elders, individuals with diabetes, those who are sick or immunocompromised or otherwise high-risk for COVID-19 complications. Only deliveries to our patients with Salamanca addresses are offered at this time.

Please call the Lionel R. John Health Center Pharmacy at 945-8240, option 3 to sign up for our next delivery window. All instructions will be given when you call to request delivery including verifying your address, phone number and order. Remember early refills (14 days early except for controlled substances) and 60-day supplies may be accommodated if you call our staff to order. Please consolidate orders, if possible, to reduce the number of visits to pharmacy for pick up or number of deliveries.

You must be home during the delivery window. You will receive a call a few minutes before your delivery. The driver will not leave medication unattended. We are not delivering any controlled substances.

We are continuing to offer pharmacy pick up at the pharmacy window or using the curbside service. If you are interested in using curbside delivery we ask that you stop by between 9am and 5pm to maintain our normal opening and closing procedures.

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COVID-19: An Important Message From Seneca Nation Health System

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This is an important message from the Seneca Nation Health System regarding our operations in response to COVID-19. In order to reduce the impact on our community we are taking additional measures to control the movement of patients and staff within our buildings.

  • We ask that patients please call ahead before coming to the health system for your appointment or to receive services.
  • If you have a routine or non-emergent appointment, please be aware that your appointment may be rescheduled.
  • Our Medical Unit is not able to test for COVID-19, your primary care provider along with the county health department will determine whether you are a candidate for testing.
  • We are utilizing one main entrance into our buildings in order to conduct temperature checks.
  • All group programs and events, including support groups held at our facilities and exercise appointments are cancelled for the next 4 weeks until 4/13/2020.

The situation is changing day to day, we have information for community members regarding health precautions and cleaning on our website at Important updates will be communicated with you as our response develops in the coming days and weeks.

SNHS Administration

Notice To Patients 3.17.20

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