The Osage Nation is currently constructing a brand new Wahzhazhe health clinic in Pawhuska, which will be six times larger than their current space. This project has been in the works since 2015 and Congresswoman Paula Stabler believes that it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of many individuals.
The new clinic will feature space for primary care, lab testing, a pharmacy, and a diabetes department with a full-time dietician, among other providers. Cindra Shangreau, a board member, adds that there will also be an optical department, expanded dental services, and physical therapy. Additionally, the new facility is designed with room for the clinic to grow in the future, with the Osage Nation considering the needs of future generations.
While construction of the new clinic has been decades in the making, the Osage Nation is focused on the future of healthcare in the area. The facility is expected to be complete by the summer of 2025.