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NEHEP Partnership Directory

Indian Health Service

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 
Phone: 301-443-3593
Web Site:


Terry J. Schleisman, O.D., CAPT, USPHS
Aberdeen Area Optometry Clinical Consultant
Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility
1 Hospital Way, P.O. Box 160
Belcourt, ND
Phone: 701-477-8413
Fax: 701-477-8468

Michael Candreva, O.D., CAPT, USPHS
Chief Clinical Consultant, Optometry Program
PHS Indian Hospital
P.O. Box J
Ft. Yates, ND
Phone: 701-854-8272
Fax: 701-854-3845


  • Mission:

    The Indian Health Service (IHS) seeks to provide comprehensive health services (i.e., medical, dental, and environmental health programs) through IHS facilities, tribally contracted hospitals, health centers, school health centers, and health stations.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    Indian health organizations across the United States.

  • Programs/Activities:

    IHS provides optometric and ophthalmologic doctors in hospital and clinical settings, generally in remote areas with a substantial number of patients needing care, and provides special programs in disease prevention and health promotion.

  • Meetings:

    As announced: An eye care IHS-wide meeting is held during even-numbered years.

Date Last Updated
May 2012

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health