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Comprehensive Healthcare Awarded Commerce Grant

The Washington State Department of Commerce (WADOC) recently awarded Comprehensive Healthcare $338,650 to develop Crisis Stabilization services in Klickitat County and improve infrastructures. These funds were awarded through WADOC funds allocated to non-profit organizations working to increase access to behavioral health care in rural communities.  “Through this grant, we will be able to make improvements […]

Opioid Treatment Program in Yakima Expands Wraparound Services with New Suboxone Treatment Option

In November 2020, Comprehensive Healthcare’s Yakima-based Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) began offering a new medication option intended to chemically break the chain of addiction: suboxone treatment. “Suboxone essentially stops the cravings for drugs. What remission is to cancer, suboxone is to substance use disorders. It effectively blocks the desire to get high, because individuals are […]

Computers on Carts Bring Behavioral Health Services to County Emergency Departments and Law Enforcement

Computers on carts are rolling in a new era of telehealth – literally. Over the past several months, Comprehensive Healthcare has partnered with 12 hospitals and county jails to install secure, user-friendly mobile devices that provide immediate access to crisis behavioral health services at sites across Central Washington. “With just two clicks of a mouse, […]

An App to Navigate Daily Life with Schizophrenia, and Modern Therapy Built on Storytelling Traditions

For decades, Comprehensive Healthcare has fostered a close partnership with the University of Washington to engage clients and community members in innovative research projects to advance behavioral health care in our region, state, and nationwide. Two of our current initiatives, Healing Seasons and FOCUS, are designed to uncover new, evidence-based approaches to helping clients build […]

Welcome Mary Elsethagen, Vice President of Inpatient and Residential Services

Mary is the new Vice President of Inpatient and Residential Services at Comprehensive Healthcare, and comes to us from Greater Oregon Behavioral Health based in The Dalles, Oregon where she was the Senior Integrated Services Manager, overseeing the Utilization Management and Care Coordination teams. Mary has extensive behavioral health experience ranging from clinical roles in […]

Black History Month 2021

Martin Luther King holiday has come and gone, and Black History Month (February) is upon us. The celebration that began as a week-long event was expanded to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial. President Gerald R. Ford was quoted during its commemoration, urging Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments […]