News, Information, and Events

Gila River Health Care is a dynamic and growing organization.  We are always looking for more opportunities to provide higher quality care and more options for our patients.  We have dedicated this page to bring you medical information, up to date announcements, and news about events and new services.  Click on the picture or designated area to increase the size of the picture or take you to another site.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Customer Service at 520-562-3321 ext. 1453 or 1381.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Omicron 2nd Booster Shot Now Available for Elders

What You Need To Know:

• Elders 65 years of age and older can now receive a second Omicron booster shot four months after the first Omicron booster shot

 

• Unvaccinated individuals six years of age and above only need a single Omicron booster shot to complete COVID-19 vaccination; no need for multiple doses

 

• Most individuals under 65 years of age who have already received one Omicron booster shot are up-to-date and do not need additional Omicron booster shots

Children under six years of age and individuals with medical conditions that cause weakened immunity (cancer chemotherapy, transplant, etc.) should contact their healthcare provider for COVID-19 vaccine recommendations.

For more vaccine information, click here.

Community Outreach Mobile Unit Services Plus

Services Provided for Children:
  • Sports Physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Health Education
  • Blood Sugar Screenings
  • Services Provided for Adults:
  • Immunizations
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Blood Sugar Screenings
  • Immunizations including COVID-19 vaccines.

    For more information, click here.

    What You Need to Know
    Norovirus: The Stomach Bug

    Norovirus causes vomiting and diarrhea and spreads very easily.

    Abbott Freestyle Libre Device
    Safety Warning Process

    If you have any questions, please contact Abbott Customer Service at 1-855-632-8658, available seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time: excluding holidays.

    Visitor Guidelines

    Gila River Health Care will resume visitation for patients receiving care in GRHC’s Emergency Department, Inpatient unit, and Ambulatory Clinics.

     

    Up to two visitors are allowed to accompany any patient.

    Patient Alert
    December 29, 2022

    COVID Self-Test (Home) Kit
    Now Available at Every District Service Center

    Important Patient Notice
    October 6, 2022

    Gila River Indian Community
    Updated COVID-19 Guidance as of 9/5/22

    Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
    Update: July 25, 2022

    Check Out Our Resources

    Health and Safety Tips

    Important Teen Health Information!

    Young people (ages 15-24) account for half of all new cases of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), although they represent just 25 percent of the sexually experienced population.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that about one  in four teens in the U.S. has an STD. The data shows that teens need to know about STDs and their health consequences and how to prevent them.


    That’s why the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), in collaboration with the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors and National Coalition of STD Directors, has launched Know The Facts First (KTFF).  KTFF is a public health awareness campaign that provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about STDs and STD prevention so that they can make informed decisions about sexual activity.


    Join to help teens “Know The Facts First” to prevent STDs. Go to KnowTheFactsFirst.gov #KTFF


    Arizona Department of Health Services

    Keep checking this page periodically for updates and new announcements