Resources for Providers

Native American SmartCare (NA-SC) understands that providers can often be faced with young patients and parents experiencing significant behavioral health challenges. Our program offers Primary Care Providers and their behavioral healthcare colleagues psychiatric consultation services about their patients’ needs, including guidance about screening, assessment and psychotherapy and psychotropic medication treatment options.

Consultation services are offered to providers and their staff in real-time by the SmartCare Clinical Team of child psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and psychotherapists. Native American SmartCare behavioral health therapists are also available to speak directly with parents, caretakers and their children to assist them with guidance and, when indicated, in linking them patients to community support services.

We’re also excited to offer a new way to connect via our HIPAA-compliant email service. Learn how to sign up under “Join Our Provider Network”. We will be expanding this service over time to include other added features and will share that information as we continue to offer digital enhancements and solutions.

Primary Care Providers and their staff of our partnered clinics are welcome to contact Native American SmartCare Consultants on our SmartCare Psychiatrist Provider Line at 1-888-987-0960. Providers are also welcome to contact our behavioral health clinical staff on the Parent and Family Line at 888-660-6616.

If you would like to have us partner with your clinic, please contact us at 760-427-6427 for more information.

Services for Providers

  • Access to our provider network for our HIPAA-compliant email service.
  • Real-time clinical consultations regarding patients and families via telephone or televideo.
  • Access to our online newsletter, educational tele-presentations and website resources.


  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
    Available 24/7, toll-free 800-273-TALK
  • Crisis Text Line:
    Text BRAVE to 741-741
    Anyone in the U.S. can receive free 24/7 crisis support.
  • National Eating Disorders Association Helpline:
    800-931-2237; Toll-free, available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
  • National Runaway Safeline:
    800-RUNAWAY; Toll-free, available 24/7
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline:
    800-656-HOPE; Toll-free, available 24/7; Free instant messaging option available
  • Trevor Project:
    866-488-7386; Available 24/7; Free texting and chat options available; For gay and questioning youth
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General Resources

Indian Health Services (IHS) Division of Behavioral Health

The IHS Division of Behavioral Health is responsible for IHS efforts to monitor, prevent and treat mental and behavior health conditions, substance abuse and suicide prevention. The IHS Division of Behavioral Health website features sections on suicide prevention programs, best practices, collaborations and resources related to tribal suicide prevention.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Tribal Affairs

SAMHSA provides training and technical assistance to tribes, such as help with prevention program planning and Tribal Action Plan development. This webpage highlights SAMHSA's tribal affairs agenda and includes policies, working group activities, grant programs and publications, and training and technical assistance resources related to tribal suicide prevention and mental health.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center

The Tribal TTA Center provides training and technical assistance (TTA) on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention and the promotion of mental health. The Tribal TTA Center provides Broad, Focused and Intensive TTA to federally recognized tribes, other American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, SAMHSA tribal grantees and organizations serving Indian Country.

American Indian and Alaska Native Organizations

Suicide Prevention Resource Center American Indian and Alaska Native Web site

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) American Indian and Alaska Native webpages are designed for individuals working with Native populations on suicide prevention and mental health promotion. These webpages include the basics of getting started, a best practices registry, a comprehensive library of data sources and publications, and sustaining efforts from Indian Country.

Center for Native American Youth

The Center for Native American Youth is committed to improving the health, safety and wellbeing of Native American youth and—in particular—to preventing youth suicide. Founded by former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, the center aspires to develop meaningful partnerships with Tribal governments and organizations. The Center holds youth summits and roundtables throughout Indian Country to bring together youth, Tribal leaders, key partners and experts to discuss the challenges these young people face and best practices on how to respond to those challenges.

One Sky Center

One Sky Center is a National Resource Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education and Research. It is dedicated to quality mental health care across Indian Country.

American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma

Aii is a department within the University of Oklahoma's Division of Public and Community Services in University Outreach and provides outreach services and form collaborative partnerships with American Indian, Alaska Native and Canadian First Nation tribes and bands. Aii's website features a resource library of materials, services and suicide prevention programs throughout Indian Country.

Suicide Prevention Organizations

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline, available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night. The Lifeline website features suicide prevention toolkits, customizable public service announcements, print materials and e-cards.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is a 501(c)(3) organization that is at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives, including groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

SPRC is the nation's only federally supported resource center, devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training and materials.

Tribal Health – Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE)

Bureau of Indian Education - Suicide Prevention

Mental Health

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