Mission Statement

The mission of the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Health Program is to promote the highest possible standard for health and well-being of tribal members and their families within all Yoeme communities.

AHCCCS/ALTCS-Arizona Long Term Care

This program provides quality long term care services to financially and medically eligible tribal members at little or no cost. Services range from routine laboratory services, doctor’s office visits and prescriptions to home care, hospitalization, major surgery, assisted living, nursing home placement and hospice. Other services include: visiting nurse, home delivered meals, transportation, homemaker, personal care and medically necessary durable medical equipment.

Anyone can apply, but a person must be an Arizona resident, U.S. citizen or legal alien.

In order to be eligible for ALTCS, the applicant must meet or exceed a combination of functional and medical factors as established by the Pre-admission Screening process.

If you receive (SSI) or Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), you may already be financially eligible for ALTCS benefits.

We Care Program provides homemaker services to tribally enrolled members who may not be eligible for other home health assistance programs due to income guidelines. The purpose of this program is to assist older adults, injured, disabled or post surgery tribal members in their own homes.



  • Adult Foster Care
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Home and Community Based Services
  • Assisted Living

General Eligibility:

  • Must be US Citizen or have Legal Resident Status
  • Must have Social Security Number
  • Must reside in Arizona
  • Must meet financial and medical eligibility requirements

Financial Eligibility:

  • Individual: Income Limit $2,500.00. Resource Limit $2,000.00.
  • Income for Married couple: $5,000.00.
  • Your home, car and other resources may be excluded from the resource limit

Medical Eligibility:

  • To be eligible the individual must need a level of care that equals what is provided in a nursing home. Applicants are assessed by State of Arizona eligibility workers who are social workers or nurses. They review medical records, conduct face to face interviews, and assess the applicant’s ability to perform activities of daily living.


1010 N. Finance Center Drive (East of Speedway Blvd and Kolb) Ste. 201
Tucson, Arizona 85710
Telephone: (520) 205-8600
FAX 1-877-666-5353
1-800- 824-2656 (In-Coming- State)
Tucson, Arizona
1-800- 523-0231 (Out of State-Incoming)

To initiate the process you may register application by telephone, mail or fax. In addition you may visit our office.

Pascua Yaqui Tribe ALTCS Staff


Rene Harbaugh RN,BSN - Director of Nursing - Phone: (520) 879-6110
Patsy Triana - MSW ALTCS Supervisor/Case Manager - Phone:(520) 879-6020
Carmen Estrella - Attendant Care Provider Supervisor - Phone:(520) 879-6127
Mary Lou Behrens - LPN - ALTC Nurse - Phone: (520) 879-6025


Jeanie Paul - RN - Deputy Director of Nursing/ALTC Nurse - Phone:(480)768-2088
Sonia Guzman - BSW - ALTCS Case Manager - Phone:(480) 768-2019

Community Health Nursing – Guadalupe

9405 S. Avenida Del Yaqui Guadalupe, AZ
Office Number: 480-768- 2033
Fax Number: 480-730- 3596

The Pascua Yaqui Health Department mission is to promote the highest possible standard for health and well-being of tribal members and their families within the Guadalupe communities.

Our program services clients from newborn to elders. We provide a wide variety of services that include:

  • home visits
  • medication assistance
  • escorts to provider visits
  • management and education of disease processes

We strive to ensure every client is our top priority.

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 480-768-2033 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?


  • 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?

  • 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?

Contact Information:


ROSALIA FIGUEROA - Patient Support Services Specialist - Phone: 480-768- 2033

SARAH GOMEZ - Community Health Nurse - Phone: 480-768- 2031

CLARISSA MCNAMARA - Community Health Representative - Phone: 480-768- 2068

MARIBEL ARMENTA - Community Health Representative - Phone: 480-768- 2067

MARYANN LOPEZ - Community Health Representative - Phone: 480-768- 2009

SIERRA LAGUNA - Community Health Representative - Phone: 480-768- 2023

SONIA GUZMAN - SOCIAL WORKER, ALTC - Phone: 480-768- 2019