COVID-19 UPDATES

The health and safety of Chickasaws, employees and patrons is our main priority. As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S., some Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, closed or canceled out of an abundance of caution. 

For more information regarding the coronavirus as it relates to the Chickasaw Nation, please visit our information pages below. We will continue to update these pages regularly as the situation progresses. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

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Program Updates

Updated August 12

The following tribal programs, services and offices have been modified to continue to serve while also observing the best possible safety protocols to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This list will be updated, as needed.

Medical

  • The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health has a COVID-19 hotline. Call (580) 272-1312 for all COVID-19 related inquiries. The hotline is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health (CNDH) has adopted leading industry protocols to enact the highest quality and safety standards to keep our patients, co-workers and visitors safe while on our campuses. Review visitation policies and campus guidelines here.
  • The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center and satellite clinics are open, with limited access, to protect vulnerable populations. Providers may schedule in-person appointments when they deem it necessary.
  • The Chickasaw Nation Virtual Visit service offers service is available with convenient and safe remove medical visits to existing patients in Oklahoma. If you are not feeling well, please access care through a virtual visit by calling (580) 272-2776 or (866) 610-7776.
  • Chickasaw Nation pediatrics is open to serve families virtually or in person. For more information, visit the Pediatrics service page to watch a COVID-19 pediatrics video.
  • The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacies offer drive-thru services during the following hours. Pharmacy lobbies remain closed at all locations.
    • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Nutrition

  • The Chickasaw Nation Food Distribution Program (FDP) is available by appointment only. The nutrition services team will shop for eligible participants so they do not need to enter nutrition centers. Contact your local food distribution site for more details:
    • Ada – (888) 436-7255
    • Ardmore – (877) 897-2195 
    • Duncan – (580) 470-2150
    • Purcell – (405) 527-6967
  • Chickasaw Nation WIC offices are available to take appointments for eligible mothers over the phone. Call (855) 559-0985 for services.
  • Chickasaw Nation senior centers have resumed drive-thru meals and homebound meal delivery services in Ada, Ardmore, Connerville, Duncan, Kullihoma, Madill, Panola, Pauls Valley, Sulphur and Tishomingo. For details, contact the aging division at (580) 795-9790.

Community Services 

  • Chickasaw Nation area offices are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. The Oklahoma City area office is closed to the public. However, resource specialists are available to provide assistance over the phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Chickasaw Nation Youth Clubs, in Sulphur and Tishomingo, are offering meals to youth ages 1-18 from noon to 1 p.m., M-F as a drive-thru service. 
  • Chickasaw Nation Head Start, Preschool and Child Development Centers remain closed until safety plans and precautions are in place. Head Start and the preschool centers will begin instruction remotely for the first nine weeks of the school year.
  • College recruitment and retention programs will operate virtually when classes begin mid-August on the following campuses:
    • Casa Blanca (OU)
    • OCCC office
    • OCU office
    • Murray State College office

Culture and Humanities

  • Boggy Depot outdoor facility is open for day use 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday-Saturday
  • The retail art shop in the Artesian Gallery & Studios is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed for lunch noon-1 p.m.)

We will continue to monitor, evaluate and respond accordingly. We must work together. Together, we will win this battle and emerge as a stronger, more resilient nation and Chickasaw Nation.