4725 W. Calle Tetakusim Annex #1
Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: 520-879-6119 or 520-879-6056
Fax: 520-879-6135

Community Health Nursing provides services to individuals and families within the community. Assessments, case management, coordination of care, consultations, counseling, direct nursing services. escorting to medical appointments, home visits, hospital discharge planning medication management, ongoing monitoring in home or in a care facility and referral services.

Community Health Representatives provides community health nursing services to individuals and families within the community. Coordination of care, escorting to medical appointments, home visits, medication management, ongoing monitoring in home or in a care facility and support care to families.

Cancer Nurses provides care to Cancer Patient in our community with —escorts, medication assistance, home visits and support in specialist appointments.

Dialysis Nurses provide care to dialysis patients—escorts, medication assistance, home visits and support in specialist appointments.

Emergency Room and Hospital Discharge Nurses assist with help when to go to the Emergency Room and when to go to Urgent Care.

Maternal and Child Health Nurses provide the following services to pregnant women, post-partum (after delivery), children ages newborn to 18 yr olds, Well Women and Child Asthma Control through home visiting program by case management, coordinating, arranging services, needs assessment, advocacy and health promotion and education.

Elder nurses provide care to the elders within the community with — escorts, medication assistance, home visits and support in specialist appointments.

Needle Exchange Program
Needle Exchange Program is on a walk-in basis Monday - Friday between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Pascua Yaqui Health Department located at 7490 S. Camino de Oeste and Community Health Nursing Annex located at 4725 W. Calle Tetakusim.

How can I request Services?

Please call our office at 480-768- 2033 to speak to someone to fill out a referral.

Who is eligible for services?

Any enrolled tribal member.

What services do you provide?

  • Registered Nurse for intake
  • Community Health Nurse or Representative to complete home visits to assist with vital signs, medication management, education for disease management.
  • Escorts to appointments if needed




What appointments can you take me to?

Community Health Nurses to provide escorts for:
  • Hospital Discharges
  • Initial Visits
  • Cancer Patients
  • Surgical Patients
  • Infants
  • High Risk Children
  • High Risk Pregnancy







Community Health Representatives to provide escorts for:

  • F/u PCP – Patients needing advocacy
  • Patients with Physical/Mental Limitations
  • Cancer Patient who Require Chemotherapy or Radiation
  • Wound Clinic
  • PT/INR Depending on Ranges – CHR for First Visit then to Transportation





Transportation/Taxi/Family to provide for client:

  • Laboratory
  • Mammograms
  • Radiology
  • Vision Screens
  • Dental
  • Podiatry
  • Hanger
  • Out-Patient Surgery if Not Evasive
  • Anyone Able to Communicate Needs









How much notification do I need to give for an escort to an appointment?

Community Health Nursing Program needs 24 hour notification for an escort to an appointment if you are an enrolled in the program.

Will you pick up my medications?

Please call 520-879-6119 or 520-879-6056 to request a medication pick up. The Nursing Program will be able to pick up and deliver medications to you within 24-48 hours.

What Rights do I have when I am in the program?

AS A CLIENT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

  • Receive this notification before the initiation of care and how that you agree to treatment by signing the Informed Consent to Treatment.
  • Be treated with dignity, consideration and respect by trained staff with appropriate and professional quality series regardless of age, gender, social/sexual preferences, cultural orientation and psychological, physical and spiritual factors.
  • Be involved in all aspects of your care and discuss with your provider any information concerning diagnosis, treatment or prognosis on an ongoing basis.
  • Be given the necessary information to give informed consent for your treatment and anticipated changes in your care.
  • Refuse treatment and be informed of the consequences of refusing treatment.
  • Voice grievances regarding care or lack of respect for property without regulation.
  • Not be subjected to physical abuse including sexual and physical punishment, or psychological abuse including humiliating, threatening and exploiting actions.
  • Be advised in advance of the staff that will provide care and the proposed frequency of visits or appointments.
  • Receive help contacting guardians, self-help groups, advocacy service requests and other providers; understand what to do, who to call or where to go in case of a crisis.
  • Exercise your right and the right of your family or your guardian may exercise your right, if you are underage or have been deemed incompetent in regards to your health care needs.

















What responsibilities do I have?

AS A CLIENT, YOU, TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITES, HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
  • Participate actively in your program, care and treatment.
  • Be honest, open and will to work with providers.
  • Work with your provider in the development of your pain of care.
  • DO NOT bring alcohol or illegal drugs of any kind to any Pascua Yaqui Health Program location and refrain from use before or during any home visit. If you appear intoxicated or under the influence of recreational drugs, we have the right to refuse to offer any or all services.
  • Do NOT bring weapons of any kind to any Pascua Yaqui Health Program location and to keep them secured and out of proximity of the health care provider during home visits.
  • Notify the Pascua Yaqui Health Program within 24 hours if you are going to be late or must cancel an appointment or home visit.
  • Maintain confidentiality of other clients.
  • Encourage family members to participate in your care and treatment as appropriate.
  • Accept Responsibility for behavior choices and treat staff with respect and consideration.













When should I go to Urgent Care?

When should I go to the Emergency Room?

Yoeme Health Plan Members

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING CONTACT NUMBERS:

AIDA FEDERICO, CHN - MATERNAL/CHILD - EXT: 879-6299

ALMAROSA VALENCIA, CHN - MATERNAL/CHILD - EXT: 879-6116

ASHLEY RUIZ, CHN - DIALYSIS - EXT: 879-6184

BARBARA ALBRIGHT, CHN - CANCER - EXT: 879-6150

BETH FULGHAM, CHN - EXT: 879-6090

GABRIELA GONZALEZ, CHN - SPECIALTY CLINIC COORDINATOR - EXT: 879-6001

GERMEL HARKLESS, CHN - DIALYSIS - EXT: 879-6108

NANCY DURAN, CHN - SENIOR CENTER - EXT: 879-5531

SHELLEY MILES, CHN - HOSPITAL DISCHARGE - EXT: 879-6114

LEANNE FOX, CHN - COMMUNITY - EXT: 879-6009

RENE HARBAUGH - DIRECTOR OF NURSING - EXT: 879-6110

JUANITA QUINTANA - PATIENT SUPPORT - SERVICES SPECIALIST - EXT: 879-6119

LUZDENISE BOJORQUEZ - PATIENT SUPPORT - SERVICES SPECIALIST - EXT: 879-6056

LETICIA YESCAS - PATIENT SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIALIST (SPECIALTY CLINIC) - EXT: 879-6120

CHR CONTACT NUMBERS

AILEEN VALEZUELA, MA - SPECIALTY CLINIC - EXT: 879-6328

ALYSSA BAKER, CHR - CANCER - EXT: 879-6387

ANGELINA BUENAMEA, CHR - DIALYSIS - EXT: 879-6126

IRASEMA (SAM) RODRIGUEZ, CHR - HOSPITAL DICHARGE - EXT: 879-6122

MONICA ADAMES, CHR - COMMUNITY - EXT: 879-6118

NATALIA DURAN, CHR - DIALYSIS - EXT: 879-6168

NORMA VALENCIA, CHR - HIV/HEP C - EXT: 879-6121