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OCHD Proposed Expansion Project – Know Before You Go

During the June Special General Tribal Council (GTC) meeting, Oneida Comprehensive Health Division (OCHD) will present an expansion project for consideration. The goal of OCHD’s Integrated Campus Project is to enhance the division’s ability to provide integrated high quality health care for the Oneida Nation community. We believe strongly in honoring the original vision that a handful of Oneida Nation women had years ago for our community healthcare.

 If approved, the project will:

  • Bring all OCHD offerings under one roof and enhance continuity and coordination of care.
  • Provide improved patient convenience to consult with multiple providers.
  • Provide opportunity to hire additional providers to meet current increased demand.
  • Provide adequate space to meet the future community needs.
  • Improve patient access to care.

 Proposed details:

  • Expanding the existing OCHD facility on Airport Drive by 148,500 square feet. There is ample room for expansion as the facility currently sits on 24 acres.
  • Of the 148,500 square feet, 51,000 square feet will be reserved for future growth. We welcome community input regarding potential future uses and services.
  • After the addition is complete, the existing 44,000 square feet will be renovated. This approach will allow OCHD to provide care throughout the project without interruption of service.
  • The estimated cost for the project is $122 million.
  • The project is expected to take five years to complete.

Various project funding options have been evaluated.

  • OCHD’s goal is to not utilize any tribal funding to fund this project.
  • The loan for the project will be paid for with Indian Health Service funds, third-party reimbursements and Section 105(l) lease funds.

Because this funding is not coming from tribal funds, our goal for approval of the project is to not have an impact on GTC mandated expenses or other proposed projects that do require tribal funding. OCHD plans to work collaboratively with Oneida Nation leadership to mitigate financial risk associated with the project.

More information about the project is available at, including a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, a link to a related community meeting and a link to the preliminary floor plan for the project. We value your feedback; you can reach us at 920.869.2711 ext. 0 with your questions or comments or by email at


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