More food boxes on the way, Free mental health services also offered on reservation


HOOPA VALLEY, Calif. (KIEM)- The Hoopa Office of Emergency Services reported no new COVID-19 cases on the Hoopa Indian Reservation Sunday – leaving their total number of confirmed cases at 46. 

Three cases remain active with now 43 recoveries and 0 deaths.  

These numbers are the latest results from K’ima:w Medical Center -Where they process between 20-to-30 tests a day.  

Food boxes will be distributed again on September 2nd.  

Not only will food and free cell phones be handed-out Wednesday – Mental Health Services will also be offered free of charge.  

Public Information Officer Patrick Jackson with Hoopa OES says, Mental Health Services offered through K’ima:w Medical Center is limited – group visits and one-on-one emergency visits are no longer available. However, not all services have been suspended due to the pandemic.  

“They are offering counseling through the telephone, alcohol and drug sessions via telephone, and in-person sessions, with strict infection control protocol for crisis situations and those are mental and substance abuse.  

With the pandemic going on, and with the increase of anxiety and depression, it’s important that you check-in and get some help if you need it.   

To get a session started with Behavioral Health at 530-625-4261 ext. 0450