FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10th, 2018
The Native American Development Corporation is pleased to announce the Grand Opening Celebration
for the Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center (BUIHWC).
The grand opening celebration for the new Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center will be held
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mansfield Health Education Center, 2900
12th Ave. N., #30W, Billings, MT 59101. Special guests will include Dr. Rose Weahkee, Acting Director,
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs, Indian Health Service; Mr. Bill Whitehead, BOD Chairman,
Native American Development Corporation; and Mr. Leonard Smith, Interim Executive Director, Billings
Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center.
The event will continue throughout the afternoon from 11:30 – 3:00 pm at the clinic site, 1230 N. 30th St.
in Billings, directly across from the St. Vincent Healthcare Hospital. The afternoon events will include
tours of the new facility, food stations serving traditional Native American cuisine, health care
exhibitors, patient registration, a meet your provider(s) opportunity, and signups for healthcare
“The Native American Development Corporation accepted the challenge, through a contract with Indian
Health Services (HIS), to once again establish an Urban Indian Health Clinic in Billings, MT. We are
working in close cooperation with IHS to provide quality and sustainable health services to Billings
Native Americans, through an integrated process with other providers and programs. We look forward
to the opening of the Urban Clinic for the Billing Urban Native Americans” – Leonard Smith, Executive
The new facility will provide primary medical and behavioral health care under one roof and continues
the Indian Health Services’ commitment to integrating behavioral and physical health care to better
The center will begin receiving patients on October 25, 2018.
The new Billings Urban Indian Health and Wellness Center will help IHS meet the growing demand for
healthcare in the Billings Urban Indian Community.
We will also be celebrating the Grand Opening of the Native American Development Corporation’s
Entrepreneurship Center on October 25th, 2018! For more information about the grand openings, visit
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