Health and Wellness Services

The TIC Wellness Department leads, serves, empowers and advocates for the Tucson urban American Indian Community and others, by providing culturally appropriate wellness services. TIC provides wellness services for all ages of the Tucson urban Indian community, including the following services.

ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT (contact Paige Anderson at 520-884-7131 X. 232 and Dana Wilcox at 520-884-7131 X. 229 for more information)

  • Personalized assessment of health and wellness needs and strengths
  • Case management services for access and utilization of health and wellness services
  • Health education and guidance
  • Referrals to other services, including social services
  • Specialty areas include:

    - American Indian health and wellness care
    - Substance abuse treatment and support services
    - Diabetes prevention services, especially addressing nutrition, physical activity, and weight management

TRANSPORTATION AND PRESCRIPTION PICK UP (Contact Nikole Juan at 520-884-7131 x.228 for more information)
TIC provides transportation services for Wellness clients to access medical and dental care at the Tucson Area Indian Health Service (I.H.S.) San Xavier Health Clinic. TIC also provides prescription medication pick-up and delivery service, with home delivery & home pick-up transportation services for elders and homebound clients.

GROUP WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES:
Weekly sobriety support groups, such as White Bison sobriety groups every Thursday 6p.m.-8p.m., Men’s & Women’s AA every Friday 8:30a.m.-9:30a.m., and Women’s AA “Native Sisters in Recovery” every Friday 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m. (Contact Dana Wilcox at 520-884-7131 X. 229 and Paige Anderson at 520-884-7131 X. 232 for more information and schedule changes during the holidays)
Diabetes education classes, such as the Group Lifestyle Balance classes (contact Roy Fallstrom at 520-884-7131 X. 235 for more information)
Diabetes prevention clinics, including glucose and cholesterol screens (contact Roy Fallstrom at 520-884-7131 X. 235 for more information)
Diabetes prevention physical activities, such as the weekly walking club (contact Roy Fallstrom at 520-884-7131 X. 235 for more information)
Youth diabetes prevention afterschool activities (contact Roy Fallstrom at 520-884-7131 X. 235 for more information)
Youth Coalition meetings with tobacco cessation and substance abuse education (contact Kristin Melendez at 520-884-7131 X. 231 for more information)
Youth tobacco cessation campaign activities (contact Mario Valencia at 520-884-7131 X. 225 for more information)
Elders Monthly Luncheons with monthly health education (contact Marlene F. Jose at 520-884-7131 X. 234 for more information)
Healthy Relationship classes, including domestic violence prevention education (contact Marlene F. Jose at 520-884-7131 X. 234 for more information)
Monthly Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Clinic provided in partnership with the Tohono O’Odham Nation (contact Evelyn Ybarra-Pablo at 520-884-7131 x.217 for more information)

COMMUNITY WELLNESS EVENTS (contact Marlene F. Jose at 520-884-7131 X. 234 for more information)
- January partnership event with “Tohono O’Odham Nation Employee Wellness Fair”
- February “Health Heart” event
- March “National Native HIV AIDS Awareness Day” event
- April “Kick Butts Day” event
- May “World No Tobacco Day” event
- June youth summer school
- July “Summer Spirit Native Youth Camp”
- August partnership event “Native American Family Wellness Day”
- September partnership event “Gathering of American Indian Veterans”
- October “Fright Night”
- November “Children’s Social Powwow”
- December “Winter Wellness Wonderland” & “Elders Holiday Luncheon”

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON TIC’S WELLNESS YOUTH SERVICES

Native Pride: Youth Afterschool
The Tucson Indian Center’s (TIC) Native Pride Project is a youth afterschool program that strengthens youth cultural identity and promotes youth wellness, including diabetes prevention.  Diabetes prevention activities include physical activity, nutrition education, and optional weight, height and blood pressure screens.

Please contact Roy Fallstrom to learn more at (520) 884-7137 Ex 235 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Native Pride Project is made possible by funding from the Indian Health Service and through valuable partnerships with Sunnyside Unified School District, Amphi Unified School District, Tucson Unified School District, and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s San Ignacio Council & Old Pascua Neighborhood Center.

Youth Coalition
Welcoming Native American youth ages 8 - 17 years old

The Tucson Indian Center Youth Coalition offers Native youth between the ages of 8 and 17 years an excellent wellness and leadership experience with other Native youth. The Youth Coalition meets an average of twice a month to develop and implement plans to positively impact their communities, to work on local policy initiatives, and to learn leadership skills and wellness education. Special emphasis is on tobacco cessation, substance abuse prevention and cultural pride. Coalition members participate in games, projects, field trips, leadership conferences, and much more!

Most of the Youth Coalition meetings occur Saturdays twice a month from 12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. at the Tucson Indian Center located at 160 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85701.

We encourage youth interested in making an impact, having fun, and making lifelong friends to join the Youth Coalition. Lunch, refreshments, and bus passes are provided. For the schedule and more information, please contact Mario Valencia at the following information: 520-884-7131 X. 225 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Also, additional information on youth coalition activities is at https://www.facebook.com/ticyouthcoaliton/.