About the Community Health Center

About the Ko-Kwel Wellness Center

(Formerly the Community Health Center)

Our Mission

We foster and promote a “whole person” approach to wellness, health and self-sufficiency, in a safe, traditional and culturally meaningful environment, to ensure the legacy of the Coquille Indian People. We serve Coquille Tribal family members; American Indians and Alaska Natives; employees of the Coquille Indian Tribe and its subsidiary entities; and the general public.


The Coquille Indian Tribe’s Ko-Kwel Wellness Center (formerly the Community Health Center) is recognized by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. (AAAHC). Achieving AAAHC accreditation demonstrates a high level of commitment and effort and demonstrates the Coquille Indian Tribe’s dedication to providing quality health-related services. The Ko-Kwel Wellness Center (formerly the Community Health Center) initially received accreditation in 2001 and has subsequently passed national reviews in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Patient Rights

We want you to be informed about your rights and responsibilities as a patient/client, including your right to create Advance Directives.

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Your Privacy

Ko-Kwel Wellness Center (formerly the Community Health Center) is dedicated to protecting your privacy rights in accordance with federal law and medical ethics.
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Patient Complaints

If you have a complaint, the Ko-Kwel Wellness Center (formerly the Community Health Center) wants to hear it, resolve it, and learn from it.
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Family Support

Depending on your needs, our Family Support staff may be able to help.

Lisa Mielke, HHS Assistant Administrator
(541) 888-9494

Health Advisory Board

Our Tribe’s Health Advisory Board is a six-person board that advises Tribal Council on health care.  To contact the board, click here.

Contact Us
Ko-Kwel Wellness Center
630 Miluk Drive
P.O. Box 3190
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Health and Human Services Director: Kelle Little


(541) 888-9494 or (800) 344-8583

  • Press 1 for Purchased and Referred Care
  • Press 2 for the pharmacy
  • Press 3 for medical appointments, medical records or the receptionist
  • Press 4 for Family Support Services
  • Press 5 for all other Health Center inquiries
  • Press 6 for the Learning Center
  • Press 0 (zero) to speak with an operator


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