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About Us

Bakersfield American Indian Health Project (BAIHP) is a Public Health Case Management and Referral Program that focuses on improving the access and utilization of quality health care services for the urban American Indian population of Bakersfield, California. Our Team is committed to this purpose.

What is BAIHP?

Originally established in 1997, The Bakersfield American Indian Health Project (BAIHP) is an Urban Indian health program funded by the Indian Health Service as an outreach and referral center. It is the only Indian health care facility in Kern County. BAIHP serves a client population representative of over 220 tribes across the nation, whom currently reside in Kern County.

Our Mission

To serve the American Indian and Alaska Native
people residing in Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont and
Oildale by providing services that contribute to
the health and vitality of the community in a
respectful manner with high regard for cultural
values, Tribal affiliation, spiritual and personal
values of individuals.

Our Vision

BAIHP envisions a vibrant, healthful life for future generations of American Indians & Alaska Natives in Kern County by delivering sustainable, culturally integrated services, and fostering continuous community connection and whole body wellness.
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