To become a patient at our health center, please call 619-234-2158 and make an appointment.

The San Diego American Indian Health Center is dedicated to promoting excellence in health care with respect to custom and tradition. We provide high quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care—from preventive care and sick visits to individual counseling. Our friendly, highly-qualified staff welcomes all people.

Patient Access to Timely Care

Our patients our important to us and we want to make sure you receive timely access to care and services from our team. If there ever a time you have challenges in receiving timely access to care, please contact Kevin LaChapelle, CEO, 619-234-5112 or email

Type of Appointment: Appointment Offered Within:
Urgent Appointments Within 48 Hours of Request
Non-Urgent Appointments Within 10 Business Days of Request
Emergency Appointments Same Day
Walk-In Appointments Priority Based on Triage

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes prevention and care for mind, body, spirit, and emotional well-being. Available to all American Indian and Alaska Native patients with diabetes. Call us to schedule all of your diabetes care and support needs. If you are not sure if you have diabetes, call us to schedule an appointment to get screened. Funded by the...

4 in 1 Public Health

The 4-in-1 program ensures culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to Urban Indians. This program focuses on 1. diabetes, 2. immunizations, 3. alcohol- and substance use-related, and 4. mental health services. Funded by the Indian Health Service. Pages COVID-19 Home About Us Services For Patients Contact Us Donate Reach usOffice2630 First Ave. San Diego,...

Native Connections

Native Connections prevents and reduces suicidal behavior and substance use/misuse, reduces the impact of trauma, and promotes mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, up to and including age 24. This program builds a healthy network of systems, services, and partnerships that impact youth. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Pages COVID-19 Home About Us...

Partnership for Success

Partnerships for Success supports the development and delivery of community substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion services. This program offers sobriety and relapse prevention talking circles, support groups and counseling to all. Talking Circles are led by American Indian spiritual leaders. Call us to get more information on these services. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

SAPTA (Substance/Suicide)

The Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Aftercare (SAPTA) Program reduces the prevalence of substance abuse and decreases the overall use of addicting and illicit substances among American Indian and Alaska Natives.  If you are not sure if you have a problem or are at risk, call us to schedule an appointment to get screened. Funded by the Indian Health...

TIPWIC (Wellness)

Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country (TPWIC) supports tribal practices that build resiliency and connections to community, family, and culture among American Indians and Alaska Natives. See the Youth Center calendar for more information on on-going TPWIC activities such as storytelling, talking circles, moccasin making, drumming and traditional food demonstrations.  Funded by the Centers for Disease...

Zero Suicide

The Zero Suicide program provides suicide prevention and intervention programs for individuals who are 25 years of age or older. If you feel you may be at risk for suicide, call us to schedule an appointment to get screened.  Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Pages COVID-19 Home About Us Services For Patients Contact Us...

Healthy Kitchen

"Embark on a culinary journey each week with SDAIHC's Healthy Kitchen, where the zest of well-being and team spirit blend seamlessly. Our unique initiative invites the entire SDAIHC family to gather and savor a wholesome meal, handcrafted together. We pride ourselves on plucking the freshest fruits and vegetables straight from our on-site garden, infusing our...

Chiropractic & Acupuncture

What is Chiropractic? A chiropractor is a primary care specialist focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustments and/or manipulation of the spine. The purpose of a chiropractic adjustment is to reduce pain and improve functionality. Chiropractic adjustments are typically performed on the spine, but they...


The San Diego American Indian Health Center Medical Department provides family-centered care for all ages, while emphasizing prevention and proper health maintenance through education.


At the San Diego American Indian Health Center, we pay attention to the whole patient and cater your individual oral health needs based on risk assessments and overall health status.

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Department provides confidential outpatient therapy for individuals, couples, and families using a culturally informed approach.





Wellness & Self Care


Total Sexual Health




Healing Circles


SDAIHC Inter-Tribal Wisdom Gatherer’s


Good Medicine Youth Outreach


Please note that our health center will be closed on Friday and Monday, December 22–25, 2023, and December 29 - January 1, 2024 for the holiday.