Originally established in 1997, The Bakersfield American Indian Health Project (BAIHP) is an urban Indian health program funded by the Indian Health Service as an outreach and referral center (the current company was incorporated in 2013). It is the only Indian health care facility in Kern County. BAIHP serves a client population representative of over 220 tribes across the nation, whom currently reside in Kern County. BAIHP is a culturally inclusive health services organization dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing of the urban American Indian community in Bakersfield, Arvin, Lamont, and Oildale. BAIHP provides medical case management, public health nursing services, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, transportation assistance, and referrals and payment assistance for medical, dental, and vision care needs. BAIHP also provides substance abuse and mental health counseling services for adults and youth suicide and substance use prevention programming.