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.
Culture-Based Health Services
BAIHP is a culture-based health access and advocacy program designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of the urban American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) community in Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont, and Oildale.
BAIHP provides medical case management, public health nursing services, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, transportation assistance, and referrals and payment assistance for medical, dental, and vision care needs.