Message from the Director

Greetings! I would like to take this opportunity to Welcome You and Invite You to the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center (MUIHC).  We have changed our name for Clarity.  As a Health Center, we will provide health education, outreach and referrals for local services.

Missoula Urban Indian Health Center will continue to strive to be a facility that will be a “Place of Wellness” for the Native Families of Missoula. Our focus will target emotional health and the effects on our physical health.

Quote from an Elder: “Clinics & Hospitals Treat Disease………Health happens at Home & in the Community”.

Having access to good health care is important, MUIHC is limited in providing direct patient care services.  We would like to assist you in getting health coverage to ensure you can afford the care you need.  Please come in if you have any questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and how it affects You, as a Native.  Remember:  IHS is NOT Insurance.

My staff and I have been reaching out and building partnerships with local organizations to ensure that you will have access to the care you need.  As you know, change does not happen overnight, be patient with us as we make the transition.

May the Great Spirit Bless You with Great Health, Peace in Your Heart and Happiness in your Smile!!


LCDR LeeAnn Bruised Head, MPH (Crow/Kainai)
USPHS Commissioned Corps Officer
Executive Director, Missoula Urban Indian Health Center