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Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center, Tahlequah OK

Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) is the largest tribally owned and operated healthcare system in the nation. Our system includes nine outpatient facilities, one hospital, a public health system, an adolescent rehabilitation facility, and EMS. Our areas of excellence include primary care, obstetrics, general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, women's health, pediatrics and dentistry. We provide a wide array of primary care services with over one million patient visits a year.

CNHS is committed to the highest quality of care and the most advanced, effective treatments for those we serve across Northeastern Oklahoma. With nearly 200 physicians and over 2,200 health employees, we have been referred to as the gem of the region in continuity of care. Committed to building state of the art facilities and improving patient access, Cherokee Nation has invested substantially in it's employees, advanced technology, building new clinics and facility expansions. We are the first tribe to achieve the gold standard of healthcare by more than 15 accrediting/certification agencies including, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), ISO 9001 certifiication, Public Health Accredited Board ( PHAB), CAP and recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital.


Work and live in a community that is rich in diversity, culture, natural beatuy and filled with hometown support. CNHS facilities are located across Northeast Oklahoma with its hospital located in Tahlequah; capitol of the Cherokee Nation and home to Northeastern State University. A rich quality of life is the norm with a winning combination of outdoor life and charming communities alongside the winding rivers, expansive lakes, tall grass prairies and rolling green foothills of the Ozarks.  If you prefer a metro area, our facilities are also located within commuting distance to Tulsa, OK,  Ft. Smith or Fayetteville AR and Joplin MO

Choose Cherokee

We ensure that you are compensated well with a competitive salary and great benefits to enhance your quality of life.  Our compensation includes a guaranteed base salary + annual merit to base increase + a quartlery RVU bonus incentive.  CME stipend and 40 hours CME leave, 160 hours paid vacation annually (first 0-3 yrs), and Federal Tort malpractice coverage.

Benefits include 12 paid annual holidays, sick leave accrued at 4hours/pay period, , Matching 401(K) Retirment Plan Available (100%employer match for first 5% employee contribution and 50% for next 4% contribution), paid maternity leave (eligible after one year employement),  as well as excellent insurance coverage (effective day one of employment), and we are our eligible sites for the NHSC and IHS loan repayment programs. 


Our Mission: We are dedicated to working with our communities, families, and individuals to promote and improve their health.

Our Vission: The Cherokee people will achieve an optimal level of health resulting in healthy communities now and future generations.



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Stephanie Wickliffe Image Stephanie Wickliffe
PO Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465

(539) 234-2482
(918) 458-6159