Community Focus

Through our growing main hospital campus and regional network of clinics, we are dedicated to providing extraordinary health and wellness services that meet the needs of our community.

Learn more details about our Community Benefit on our Form 990, filed annually with the United States Internal Revenue Service.

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Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)

We are committed to the health and well-being of our community. Every three years, we conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment to evaluate the overall health needs of our region.

The 2023-25 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified these top areas of focus:

  • Behavioral Health: Mental Health, Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Access and Affordability of Health Care
  • Prevention
  • Chronic Disease Management: Diabetes, Cancer

Read the entire 2023-25 report.

Prior Reports

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.

Gretchen Potter who is 104 years old receives her Covid-19 vaccine old by Susie Christopher, a RN at Gritman Medical Center

Here for our Community

We have a responsibility to offer access to health care services, regardless of ability to pay. Over the past five years, Gritman has provided millions of dollars in charity care to individuals in our region. Learn more about our financial assistance programs.

We also offer free, unlimited access to the Gritman Online Clinic through our partnership with Healthwise. Healthwise is a leading, nonprofit provider of easy-to-understand, evidence-based health information you and your family can trust.

Whether you’re taking care of yourself at home or preparing to visit our hospital or clinics, the Gritman Online Clinic helps you check your symptoms, learn about conditions and evaluate treatment options to make the best decision. The Gritman Online Clinic is always open and up-to-date. Content is reviewed by leading medical experts and written in a way that makes it easy to understand and take action. The information is designed to help you along your health journey, but not replace the care you receive from a licensed health professional.

The Women’s Imaging Center features the latest 3D imaging, mammography and biopsy technology.

Advocating for Health and Wellness

Our commitment to the community means investing in your overall wellness. Whether it’s offering free mammograms through the Bosom Buddies program or helping cancer patients through the Light a Candle program, we want to be your partner in leading the healthiest life possible.

Gritman offers numerous classes and outreach events, including free and low-cost fitness classes, wellness screenings, blood pressure clinics, smoking cessation classes and support groups for caregivers. If you want to be a part of making these programs possible, visit our giving page and make a tax-deductible gift to the Gritman Foundation.

Helping our Community Flourish

Gritman Medical Center supports numerous organizations and events throughout the year across the Palouse and surrounding communities. As an independent, nonprofit, community-led hospital, we try to spread our contributions to as many organizations as possible that fit within our mission, vision and values.

All Community Donation/Sponsorship Requests need to be completed at least 30 days prior to when the request is needed. Requests will be reviewed as they are received. Incomplete forms will not be given consideration. You will be notified via mail of the status of your request.

Community Donation/Sponsorship Requests need to be completed regardless of whether you received a donation in a prior year and donations for future requests are not guaranteed. All donation requests need to go through our form. Please do not send individual mailers to Gritman Medical Center or our network of clinics.

Questions regarding the form can be directed to

Community Donation/Sponsorship Requests