• Behavioral Health

    Mental and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. Stigma and discrimination against patients and families prevent people from seeking mental health care.

    World Health Organization


      Sage Behavioral Health Clinic (SBHC) is licensed with the Arizona State Licensing Board and is contracted with Navajo Regional Behavioral Health Authority to provide counseling services and medication management.

    Hours & Contact Information

      Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Appointments preferred, walk-ins accepted.

      Phone: 928-755-4586


    • Substance Abuse
    • Domestic Violence
    • Emotional Issues
    • Behavioral Issues


    • Scot Liepack
    • Candace Lopez, LMSW
    • Jeremy Curtis
      Discharge Planner
    • Yvonne Tanner
      Administrative Assistant

    Sage Behavioral Health clinic is licensed with the Arizona State Licensing Board and is contracted with Navajo Regional Behavioral Health Authority to provide counseling services and medication management. Behavioral health services offered at SBHC encompass mental health assessment and treatment, substance abuse assessment and treatment, psychiatric evaluation, medication services, social services and discharge planning services.

    Counseling services are offered to individuals, couples, groups and families. We use an eclectic approach to treatment including the family systems approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and relapse prevention.

    Medication Services include: initial psychiatric evaluation to determine if psychotropic medications are indicated; patient education concerning purpose, benefits, po- tential adverse reactions, side effects and risks of not taking medication; prescription of psychotropic medications; regular patient monitoring to assess benefits, adverse reactions, side effects of prescribed medication; refills of psychotropic medication after appropri-ate medical review; and discontinuation of psychotropic medications when indicated.

    In crisis situations, individuals may be seen on a walk-in basis. Consultations are done at the request of the medical provider for patients who present in the Emergency Room, Medical Surgery Room, and in the Outpatient Clinic. The Department accepts referrals from many sources including sSage Medical Providers, Area Schools, the Navajo Courts, NNRBHA, Navajo Nation Division of Social Services, State and Tribal Probation and Parle Offices, and self-referred walk in patients.

    Counseling Services (individual, group, couple, and family sessions)

    • Substance Abuse
    • Domestic Violence
    • Emotional Issues
    • Behavioral Issues
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • “At-risk” youth
    • “At-risk” families
    • Parenting Issues
    • Medication Management
  • Clinics

    Sage Memorial Hospital’s Greasewood Clinic campus is located in the Lower Greasewood community. The clinic provides outpatient and dental services to its patients and is open every Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00pm.

  • Dental

    More than 51 million hours of school are lost each year by children due to dental related illness.

    Sage Memorial Dental Clinic provides services to persons of all ages. We are committed to providing you with professional and quality dental services.

    There are two dental clinics that the Navajo Health Foundation operates. The main dental clinic is in Poncel Hall of Sage Memorial Hospital located in Ganado, AZ. The dental clinic has 8 patient rooms and a laboratory, panoramic, and sterilization rooms.

    The other is a field dental clinic that is located in Greasewood, AZ, near the Elementary School. The clinic has two patient rooms with a sterilization area and an area for taking Panoramic x-rays.

    The Greasewood Clinic is open:

    9AM to 3PM Monday’s for Cleaning Appointments

    Wednesdays are open for Walkins and Exam/Treatment Appointments

    Greasewood #’s are 928-654-3208/3209

    Sage Memorial Dental Clinic staff consists of 3 Dentist, 2 Dental Hygienists, 1 Resident Dentist, 9 Dental Assistants, 3 Front Desk Receptionist and 2 Billing Clerks.

    Sage Memorial Dental Clinic was remodeled in November 2011 with new dental equipment, such as, Dentrix Computerized Dental Chart System and Digital Radiographs and new furniture.

  • Emergency Room

    In 2010, there were 42.8 ED visits per 100 persons in the United States. The number of emergency department visits resulting in hospital admission was 17.2 million, and number of emergency department visits resulting in admission to a critical care unit was 2.1 million.

    CDC's National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

    Sage Memorial Hospital operates a 24-hour Emergency Department which provides acute care for individuals who require immediate, emergency medical services.

    Emergency Room Services

    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Emergency Trauma Care
    • Emergency Medical Transportation (ground & air)
  • Inpatient Services

    Sage Memorial Hospital is licensed as a 25-bed acute care facility and provides a wide range of inpatient services for those individuals who require a hospital stay to take care of their medical needs.

  • Laboratory

    As a crucial part for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease, laboratory test results typically constitute 70% of a patient’s medical record.

    Headed by Dr. Syed Rizwan Shareef as Laboratory Director, the Laboratory presently employs a Pathologist, a Technical Consultant and a team of 9 technical staff.

    The laboratory is staffed with a highly qualified and trained technical team. They are competent and committed to perform and report accurate lab results from simple CLIA WAVED to MODERATE and HIGH COMPLEXITY LAB TESTS including Cardiac Chemistry, Arterial Blood Gases, Co Oximetry and Urea Breath Test (for active Helicobacter pylori infections), besides the rest.

    Staff members, including Medical Technologists, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and Lab Assistants, hold their degrees and diplomas in medical sciences, besides holding licenses and active certification from respective regulatory bodies. Several staff members are working to enhance their education.


      Dr. Pio M. Sian, MD; Pathologist / Medical Director, 40+ years of experience as physician, and training in clinical pathology

      Dr. Syed Rizwan Shareef PhD; Laboratory Director, 35+ years of experience in diagnostic laboratory sciences

      Polly B Hearing, MT; Technical consultant, 30+ years of experience

      Ms. Jennifer Chua, MT, Interim Technical Supervisor, 10+ years of experience

      Mrs. Shirline Bigwater, MLT, General Supervisor, 30+ years of experience

    There are more than 10 billion laboratory tests performed in the United States each year.

    The Sage Memorial Hospital laboratory is a COLA Accredited High Complexity Diagnostic Laboratory serving our patients and healthcare providers around the clock 365 days a year. It is a completely redesigned, ultra-modern diagnostic laboratory, with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and excellent staff members. Different sections of the laboratory include Routine Chemistry, Clinical and Cardiac Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Coagulation, Serology, and the Blood Bank.

    Poncel Hall

    Average turnaround time for most in-house test is 60 minutes, which is only limited by the technical need of the test procedures. Our staff members are trained to recognize the Critical and Panic lab reports which are communicated to the treating physicians on an expedited manner and on an average turnaround time of less than 5 minutes after the results are ready.

    Major Laboratory Equipment

    • Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology
      Vitros 5.1 and Vitros 350
    • Cardiac Chemistry
      Triage Metter
    • Arterial Blood Gasses
    • Cooxy Metry
      Avox 4000
    • HB A1C
      DCA Vantage
    • Urea Breath Test
      PC One
    • Urine Chemistry
      Clinitek Status
    • Urine Drug Screen
      Medtox Scan Reader
    • Blood Glucose Monitoring
      HemoCue Glucose 201 DM Analyzer
    • Hematology
      Cel Dyn Ruby
    • Coagulation
      Coagu Check Plus and Triage Meter
    • Microbiology
      Vitec (2) 15 Compact
    • Blood Culture
      Bactec 9120
  • Optometry

    Optometrists are the only primary eye and vision care providers in more than 3,500 communities nationwide.

    The Optometry Department has one full time Optometrist, and two permanent part-time ones. Our Optical Department has an experienced certified Optical Technician, who services the eyeglasses that are provided to our patients.

    Our full time doctor of Optometry, Dr. Paul Habener brings to Sage Memorial Hospital thirty-six years experience in his chosen field of endeavor. He owned and operated a successful private Optometry practice in Southern California; and after twenty nine years, he sought to serve the Indian Health Service in Northeast Montana; then he came on board with full time duties here at Sage to build a successful Optical Department; and to provide eye exams, and treat certain eye infections to our patient population.


      Dr. Paul Habener – Director of Optometry
      Irina Andrushenko – Optometrist
      Virgil Craig Stuart – Optometrist
      Michael Day – Optical Technician
      Tara Leo – Administrative Assistant
      Robert Mahanti – Opthamologist

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

    Tara Leo, our front office receptionist came to us in 2013 to welcome our patients and to schedule appointments. Michael Day, our Optical technician, works with our patients in their selection of eyeglass frames and lenses. From “Budget” to “High Fashion” frames; there are glasses to fit everyone’s budget!

    Our Optometrists provide primary eye care; and thorough eye examinations! Dr Habener also services our contact lens population with all types of lenses; both clear and colored.

    Optometry Services

    • Eye Examinations
    • Primary Eye Care
    • Therapeutic Eye Emergency Care
    • Eye Infection Treatment
    • Contact Lense Fitting
    • Frame Fitting & Adjustment
  • Outpatient Clinic

    Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.

    SMH Clinic Hours of Operation
    Monday – Thursday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Friday: Closed
    (Closed during all federally recognized holidays)

    SMH Outpatient Pharmacy Hours of Operation
    Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m.
    Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Outpatient Clinic East: 928-755-4639
    Outpatient Clinic West: 928-755-4642
    Appointment Desk: 928-755-4632
    Outpatient Pharmacy: 928-755-4634/4635


    • Follow-Ups
    • Laboratory/Radiology Test Review
    • Routine Check Ups
    • Child Wellness Exams
    • Sports Physical Exams
    • Employment Physical Exams

    Research shows that seeing our doctors for check-ups can actually save lives, both young and old.

    Quick naps not only improve your alertness, but they also help in decision making, creativity and sensory perception.

    Outpatient Clinic Hours

    • Follow-Ups
    • Laboratory/Radiology Test Review
    • Routine Check Ups
    • Child Wellness Exams
    • Sports Physical Exams
    • Employment Physical Exams
  • Pharmacy

    There are 1.6 million visits to a pharmacy every day.

    Community pharmacists query almost two million prescriptions each year, resolving 43,800 incidents that could potentially result in serious harm.

  • Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy is a branch of rehabilitative health that uses forms of exercise and equipment which are specifically designed to assist people to either regain or improve their physical abilities.

    It is estimated that the department “began” around 2001. Since then the department has gone through various changes and various management and leadership. The department is currently located in the Historic Presbyterian Church girls dormitory “Ellerton Hall” when the campus was a school and hospital. There are currently plans to relocate the department to a new more integrated location for ease of access and communication for all medical staff.  Our department is dedicated to the preventative treatment in medicine. We advocate that all our patients learn the value of taking personal responsibility for personal wellness and healthy practices. Our treatment is as much education as it is applying physical treatment to patients.

    Hours of Operation:

    Physical Therapy 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
    Speech Therapy   8:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Department Contact Information: 

    Front Desk/ Scheduling: 928-755-4566
    Fax Number: 928-755-4567

    *we are requesting all calls be routed to the front office first and our Administrative   assistant will connect each call as appropriate. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.


    Director of Rehabilitation: coronel.lopez@sagememorial.com
    Administrative Assistant:   florene.long@sagememorial.com


      Truman D. Slim, ADPC, PTT

      Activities Director/ Rehab Technician – Experience: 35 years, Orderly Chinle Nursing Home (1 yr), PTA Chinle Valley School (3 yrs), Toyei School residential supervisor (2 yrs), Ganado Shool Activities (16 yrs) Rehabilitation Technician (13 yrs)

      Rachelle L. Begay, PTT

      Physical Therapy Technician – Experience: 2.5 years,  APEX Physical Therapy in Phoenix AZ. (2 yrs), Sage Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Department (.5 yrs)

      Florene Long

      Administrative Assistant – Experience: 20 years, Billing, Collections, Administrative Assistant, Project Manager, Coding (17 yrs), Sage Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Department (3 yrs)

      Coronel E. Lopez, PT, DPT

      Director of Physical Therapy/ Physical Therapist – Experience: 2 years, Director of rehabilitation and Physical Therapist Outpatient/Inpatient Setting

    Physical therapy helps to restore a person's best ability to function through minimizing physical impairment, disability-related congenital and acquired conditions, and functional limitations.

  • Radiology

    Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to create a series of detailed pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. It is also called computerized tomography and computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanning.

    The Sage Memorial Hospital Radiology Department provides medical imaging and X-ray services to patients using a state-of-the-art CT-Scan.

    These services are used to aid our medical providers in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases through the visualization of problems within the body.

    Radiology Services

    • Body CT
    • Chest X-Ray
    • Head CT
    • Mammography
    • Abdominal CT
    • Chest CT
    • Colonography CT
    • Chest, abdomen, and pelvis CT
  • Hospital Hours

    Our Emergency Department/Urgent Care is open 24 hours 7 days a week.
  • Outpatient Clinics Hours

    • Monday - Thursday
      8.00AM - 4.00PM
    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Pharmacy Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      9.00AM - 9.00PM
    • Saturday
      9.00AM - 5.00PM
    • Sunday
      10.00AM - 2.00PM

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Navajo Health Foundation /Sage Memorial Hospital is the nation's first Native - managed comprehensive health care system.