Western Exposure

Tribal clinic survives by treating non-natives

By July 28, 2009March 19th, 2015No Comments

Spokane Public Radio’s Amanda Loder has an interesting story about a clinic on an Indian reservation that stays afloat by treating non-natives. The Benewah Medical Center on the Coeur D’Alene tribe’s reservation in Plummer, Idaho, started as a condemned building where a doctor showed up once a week. Now, with income from non-native patients and revenues from the tribe’s casino, it’s been built into a multi-building complex.

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