NeoPath Health is committed to reducing health disparities for tribal communities by working with tribes to implement managed onsite and near-site clinics. NeoPath’s onsite clinics provide culturally-sensitive health and wellness services with pharmacy, lab, imaging, acute care, and primary care all located onsite.
Onsite clinics are gaining popularity in tribal communities because they improve a tribe’s access to healthcare, which may lead to a healthier community. These clinics are located on or near tribal land to bring pharmacy, lab, imaging, acute care, and primary care to the community. A patient’s cost for these services is often covered by the tribe, further reducing the barrier to accessing care.
Tribal communities face daunting health disparities. According to the Indian Health Service (IHS), life expectancy is 5.5 years lower for American Indian and Alaska Natives compared to the U.S. population. Tribal communities also face higher mortality rates for numerous diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, and stroke.