Kayenta Health Center

Kayenta is the gateway to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, whose red spire-like buttes rising out of the desert floor among the most recognizable vistas in the world. Begin your Navajo excursion in the land of the Diné.

Prepare to be mesmerized by the dramatic landscapes of the Colorado Plateau when visiting Kayenta.

Vast expanses of deeply hued red earth. Impossibly blue skies. This sacred landscape exerts a transcendent pull on all who set foot here. Simply put, Navajo tribal land is synonymous with the American Southwest.

Start your orientation at the Kayenta Visitor’s Center. Housed in a traditional hogan-shaped building, it features a museum, gift shop, and an outdoor amphitheater where native dance performances are often held. Continue to the Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise to find your perfect memento from among the many authentic, handcrafted items from the tribes of northern Arizona.

The Kayenta Service Unit population of 20,000 is spread across a remote and sparsely populated area. Kayenta is in a traditional part of the reservation. Services are provided to 200 patients each day in continuity or walk-in clinics and in a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week emergency room. The clinic has on site lab, x-ray and pharmacy services. Current medical staff is made up of Family Practice, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry specialties.

  • Emergency services are fully available at Kayenta Health Center. Inscription House Clinic provides urgent care services 40 hours per week, but is not open after regular hours or on weekends.
  • Consultant specialty care (surgery, obstetrics, orthopedics, cardiology, ENT, ophthalmology, etc) is provided on a regularly scheduled basis from visiting specialists.
  • Direct primary care (general medical care, pediatrics, internal medicine, mental health, women’s health, etc.) is routinely available at most sites. Kayenta and Inscription House clinics are open daily. Navajo Mountain and Dennehotso clinics are open 2 days per week.
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention services including community education, comprehensive school health curriculum support, injury prevention, and fitness activities.
  • Special Diabetes programs include Hooghan Project (in-home intensive education for people newly diagnosed with Diabetes), support of Kayenta Township Park Project, additional funding for eye care and dental care for denture patients (IHHC).
  • Environmental and Engineering services include vector control, epidemiology, plan reviews, commercial and industrial safety and code inspections, home assessments, water supply and wastewater disposal systems, and environmental hazard assessments.