Eligibility

Eligibility means meeting certain requirements that entitle you to receive health care services from the Seneca Nation Health Department.  All of the requirement guidelines follow IHS regulations, but are established locally by a SNI Tribal Council resolution passed  on April 14, 1983.  These requirements apply to any and all persons wishing to receive service from SNHS resources and/or facilities.  The eligibility factors are separate for Direct Services and Contract Health Services and depend on the location of your residence.

Eligibility for Direct Services residing in the Contract Health Service Delivery Area
(See Map on CHSDA page)
  1. Enrolled Seneca and enrolled Cayugas*
  2. Children of enrolled Senecas
  3. Descendants of enrolled Senecas (documentation needed)
  4. Enrolled members of federally recognized tribes
  5. Children of members of federally recognized tribes
  6. A non-native woman pregnant with eligible native's child (up to six weeks postpartum)
Eligibility for Contract Health Services while residing in the Contract Health Service Delivery Area
  1. Enrolled Senecas and enrolled Cayugas*
  2. A non-native woman pregnant with an eligible native's child (up to six weeks postpartum)
  3. Member of federally recognized tribe, employed by the Seneca Nation

Eligibility for Contract Health Services while residing on the Seneca Nation Reservations

  1. Children of enrolled Senecas
  2. Enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe
  3. Children of enrolled members of federally recognized tribes

* Per contract between the Seneca Nation Health System and the Cayuga Nation

  • Patient Contact Info
    Lionel R. John Health Center

    Main Phone: (716) 945-5894
    Main Fax: (716) 945-5889

    Departments

    Billing
     - Phone: (716) 945-5894 x3349
     - Fax: (716) 945-5652

    Contract Health
     - Phone: (716) 945-5894 x3276
     - Fax: (716) 945-5652

    Patient Benefits
     - Phone: (716) 945-5894 x3249
     - Fax: (716) 945-8147

    Referrals
     - Phone: (716) 945-5894 x3273
     - Fax: (716) 945-0295


    Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center

    Main Phone: (716) 532-5582
    Main Fax: (716) 532-1428

    Departments

    Contract Health
     - Phone: (716) 945-5894 x3276
     - Fax: (716) 945-5652

    Patient Benefits
     - Phone: (716) 532-5582 x5461
     - Fax: (716) 532-8324

    Referrals
     - Phone: (716) 532-5582 x5273
     - Fax: (716) 532-2597


    Community Health & Wellness Center

    Main Phone: (716) 532-8223
    Main Fax: (716) 532-2501

    Departments

    Billing
     - Phone: (716) 532-5582  x5202
     - Fax: (716) 532-