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Tribal Resource Nurse

About the Tribal Resource Nurse

Heather Pierce has been in the field of nursing for over a decade. Besides being a Licensed Vocational Nurse, she is also a certified Director of Staff Development through the California Association of Health Facilities and a certified Infection Preventionist through the Center for Disease Control.

She has multiple years of experience in the following areas: Geriatric/Elderly, Healthcare Educator, Hospice Nurse, Infection Control and Disease Prevention, County Mental Health, Drug Rehabilitation, and Resident and Memory Care Director. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions or concerns you may have. She is greatly looking forward to meeting and serving the members of the Pala Band of Mission Indians and assisting with the healthcare needs of the community.

What does the Tribal Resource Nurse do?

The role of the Tribal Resource Nurse will assist tribe members with in-home health services and assessments as well as provide resources and education for the overall health and wellness of the community.


Old Tribal Hall
35955 Pala Temecula Road
Pala, CA 92059


Monday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed


In-home health services, assistance with in-home telehealth appointments between you and your doctor, medication management, physical assessments (mobility, skin and wound care, diabetic foot exams), nutrition, health, and wellness education, prior authorizations for insurances, referrals, and resources to the community (vision, dental, podiatry, hearing, counseling physical and occupational therapies, caregiver support services,  +etc.).

No, I am an employee of the Pala Tribe under the direct supervision of the Tribal Chairman.

No, my services are free of charge.

No, you can self-referral for an initial in-home assessment.

Calling my office or cell phone during office hours, emailing, and texting.