Cherokee Nation outpatient health center to use 539 area code

BY STAFF REPORTS
11/20/2019 10:30 AM
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation’s new outpatient health center, located on the W.W. Hastings campus, has a 539 telephone area code.

All departments in the facility now have a 539 area code, while departments remaining within the Hastings Hospital campus will still use the 918 area code.

The need for the 539 area code was prompted by a new phone system that will adequately meet the needs of the 469,000-square-foot outpatient health facility and allow for growth, CN officials said.

The health center celebrated its grand opening on Nov. 14 and is the largest outpatient health center in the U.S. to be operated by a tribe.

“Our new phone numbers have a different area code than what our patients are familiar with and we want our patients to know if they receive a call from the 539 area code, it’s not necessarily a ‘spam’ call, but it might be a call from Cherokee Nation Health Services’ new phone system,” W.W. Hasting Hospital CEO Brian Hail said. “We are working with our phone provider to have a label that lets people know it is Cherokee Nation Health Services calling them.”

The list of updated phone numbers for the outpatient health center are Contract Health at 539-234-2500, Health Administration at 539-234-2700, Medical Records at 539-234-2200, Behavioral Health at 539-234-3500, Optometry at 539-234-3400, WIC at 539-234-3250 and Primary Care at 539-234-4100.

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