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Indian Health Service


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.

5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(301) 443-3593

Organizational membership

Indian health organizations across the United States.


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.


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


Terry J. Schleisman, O.D., CAPT, USPHS, Chief, Optometry Services
Tel: 701–477–8413

Education programs

Diabetic Eye Disease

Healthy Vision

Last updated: June 24, 2019