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Nimiipuu Health Partners with Idaho National Guard to Host No-Cost Medical Event

LAPWAI – Nimiipuu Health, in collaboration with the Idaho National Guard, is proud to announce they will be conducting an Innovative Readiness Training (“IRT”) to provide essential medical services to the community at no cost from 8:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M. on May 13-17, 2024. The event will be held in the cities of Lapwai and Kamiah on the Nez Perce Reservation and will be open to anyone.  The hours of service are intended to ensure accessibility to individuals with various schedules and it is not necessary to make an appointment for an individual to access the care they need.


During the IRT, Nimiipuu Health and the National Guard will set up medical facilities at Lapwai Elementary on May 13th to May 17th and Kamiah High School on May 13th and 14th.  The Lapwai location will be providing medical and dental services, while only medical services will be provided at the Kamiah location. Individuals seeking dental care are encouraged to visit the Lapwai Elementary School location for comprehensive assistance.  On May 14th, Lapwai High School will also provide sports physicals and immunizations.

“We are thrilled to again join hands with the Idaho National Guard to extend the reach of Nimiipuu Health and provide crucial medical services to those in need,” stated Dr. Hartwig, Medical Director of Nimiipuu Health.  “This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our ongoing efforts to ensure the well-being of our community members.”

For more information about the event or to inquire about specific services, please contact Cara Montelongo at [email protected].

About Nimiipuu Health: Nimiipuu Health is committed to providing comprehensive healthcare services to the Nez Perce Tribe and surrounding communities, emphasizing wellness and cultural responsiveness. Learn more at and on Facebook, and Instagram.

About the Idaho National Guard: The National Guard is a reserve military force that plays a crucial role in assisting communities during times of need, including disaster relief and humanitarian efforts.


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