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A Time for Unity: Supporting Pride Month in the Face of Adversity

By: Jodi Daly, PhD, CEO and Jeff Scott, Board Chair Imagine waking up each day with a sense of unease, knowing that simply being yourself might subject you to prejudice, discrimination, or even violence. For many members of the LGBTQ+ community, this is a daily reality. Despite their only “offense” being the expression of love, […]

2023 Annual Report

In 2023, Comprehensive Healthcare continued to implement innovative new programs to support access to care – meeting our clients where they are with services for whole-person care. We’re bringing new facilities online and building partnerships that help us serve our communities. In response to the growing need for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, the organization […]

Community Partnerships Are Key to Our Vibrant Community

It’s nearly impossible to imagine what our impact would look like without the essential partnerships we’ve developed over the last 50-plus years. Together with local first responders, hospitals, schools, jails, and other essential groups, we’ve created remarkable synergies throughout our region. By serving on task forces, innovating new solutions for diverse community members, and collaborating […]

Staff Highlight

Meet Nohely Velazquez, administrative services director Walk into a Comprehensive Healthcare location, and the first people you see – our front desk staff – are led by Nohely Velazquez, administrative services director. Nohely has spent her three years with the agency bringing our support staff under one umbrella, implementing consistent processes, and training and coaching […]

Great News in Behavioral Health!

Our region is at the cusp of significant change in behavioral healthcare as Comprehensive Healthcare is putting millions of dollars in federal and state funding to work for our community. Our goal is to meet our clients where they are by offering behavioral health and substance use treatment for mental health and wellbeing through accessible, […]

Fostering Strong Partnerships: Hub and Spoke

Hub and Spoke is a gateway to connect clients to necessary healthcare within the Central Washington region and throughout our local communities. It utilizes key partnerships to expand access to medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) for individuals struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD). This innovative approach places Comprehensive Healthcare at the center– or […]

Fostering Strong Partnerships: Central Washington Fentanyl Task Force

Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Frank Garner, sits on the Central Washington Fentanyl Task Force along with Comprehensive Healthcare board members Megan Tweedy, an activist preventing death by fentanyl overdose; Yakima County Sheriff Robert Udell, and State Rep. Gina Mosbrucker. In May 2023,U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse launched the task force to address the spectrum of […]

Fostering Strong Partnerships: Schools

An increasing number of students everywhere are experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, not showing up for school, or are suicidal. If this sounds like a young person you know, Comprehensive Healthcare is working to help. Through partnerships with schools from Kittitas to Benton-Franklin Counties, we embed therapists on-site so that they can work directly with […]

Fostering Strong Partnerships: Correctional Facilities

Comprehensive Healthcare partners with the Yakima County Department of Corrections and the Benton County Jail by collaborating closely with custody staff to ensure adequate care for inmates who have mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) symptoms. Correctional and behavioral health team members have built close working relationships as trusted experts – which helps drive […]