Being a primary health facility, the Tinian Health Center deals with all kinds of cases. The inpatient clinic is open on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Emergency Room is open 24-hours. Holding rooms are available for non-critical cases requiring only a short stay at the hospital. Emergency cases and those that require frequent laboratory testing or more comprehensive management are being transferred to the Commonwealth Health Center by plane.
Emergency Room is open 24-hours. After clinic hours, it is only manned by two nurses. The medical provider is on an on-call status. The emergency room is equipped with defibrillator, cardiac monitor, ECG machine, Suction Machine, Cautery machine, Nebulizer, Fetal Doppler, Fetal monitor, Casting equipment, Vital Signs machine, and IV pump.
Radiology is equipped with a new digital x-ray machine and an ultrasound. It is manned by one (1) Radiology Tech who is on-call 24/7.
Laboratory is capable of performing CLIA-PPMP tests such as Urinalysis, Spun Hematocrit, Pregnancy Test, Fecal Occult Blood, and Blood Sugar Accucheck. We are also performing CLIA-waived tests such as Comprehensive Metabolic Profile, Lipid Panel, Amylase, GGT, Glycohemoglobin, Uric Acid, and Rapid Influenza. For other laboratory tests, blood specimen is collected and sent to CHC Lab and is forwarded to DLS as necessary.
Pharmacy is practically stocked with almost everything that the center needs on its daily operation. If however, the patient needs medicines that are not in stock, the pharmacy techs can assist the patient in ordering those medicines off-island.
In-Patient Services accomodations at THC include three Holding Rooms to keep patients that can be managed by the attending medical provider and the nursing staff. The decision to transfer the patient to CHCC (Saipan) lies on the discretion of the medical provider.
Nursing Services are available around the clock and covers the following service areas: Out-Patient clinic, Emergency Room, and In-Patient. There are three (3) nurses during clinic hours and two (2) nurses after 4:30PM and during weekends/holidays.
Out-Patient Services accommodations include provider services for all kinds of cases during clinic hours which include well-baby clinic, OB-GYN cases, and pre-natal. The nurses in the morning shift do the screening/triage and assist the medical provider during examination/treatments.