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