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Tribal relations

Tribal members can enjoy all the benefits of Mercy Care. Here are some other helpful resources, just for you.

Committed to care

We’re committed to the Indian Child Welfare Act. This act supports health and safety in American Indian youth and families. It also says that tribes have a choice where the child gets health care. Here are some facts about coverage:

  •  When a child enters foster care, they can get coverage from Mercy Care DCS CHP.  
  • A child's tribe can also choose to get health care for the child through a Tribal RBHA (T/RBHA) if one is available. Or through the Indian Health Service (IHS) or a Tribal 638 Facility. 
  • A child who is in tribal foster care but is not in custody of Department of Child Safety (DCS) won’t have Mercy Care DCS CHP coverage.

We value our partnership with the IHS and tribal nations in the care of tribal members. And we promote services that support the well-being of American Indian families.

We’re here to help. Email Betty John, Tribal Liaison, to connect you to the info and resources you need.


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Member choice

Member choice

American Indians can get care from our full provider network. These providers focus on services for tribal members and their communities: 


Arizona behavioral health crisis line

If you or someone you love is in a behavioral health crisis, call 1-844-534-4673 or 1-844-534-HOPE.

You can also text HOPE to 4HOPE (44673). Or visit our crisis services page.

More resources

Visit our community resource guide for more helpful info and links for tribal members.


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