Mindfulness: Embracing the Present, Taming the Stress

Our minds are constantly bombarded with a never-ending stream of information in today’s fast-paced world. We constantly multitask, plan for the future, and worry about the past. As a result, we are often not fully present in the moment, leading to stress, anxiety, and a sense of disconnection. Mindfulness is a practice that can help […]

Comprehensive Healthcare’s Response to The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

Updated June 30, 2021 Comprehensive Healthcare is currently taking precautions in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Our efforts are geared toward protecting our clients and community, and to reduce the stress and anxiety that many individuals may be experiencing.   We would like to remind clients and visitors to please wear a mask when visiting any […]

COVID-19 and Mental Health

By: Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO In the middle of the ever-changing environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Comprehensive Healthcare continues to strive to meet the needs of our clients and our community partners. Due to this public health emergency, and the accompanying physical isolation measures, individuals may experience heightened depression, anxiety and loss. […]

Comprehensive Healthcare Leaders Take Key Roles in Kittitas County Health Network

At Comprehensive Healthcare, we are committed to providing integrated and whole-person care to our clients. Creating healthy and vibrant communities involves addressing all aspects of health, from mental health evaluations to housing to law enforcement. This requires active coordination with our clients and community partners to meet all of their health needs. We form community […]

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, […]

Celebrating Pride Month: Nurturing Mental Health in LGTBQ+ Communities

Pride Month is a vibrant celebration of identities and a crucial platform for advocating equality within the LGBTQ+ community. However, it’s imperative to recognize that amidst the festivities, there are pressing mental health issues that need attention and support. Understanding the Challenges The statistics paint a stark picture of the mental health disparities faced by […]

Comprehensive Healthcare and Central Washington University Revitalize Mental Health Counseling Graduate Program, Bringing More Support to Local Communities

Yakima, Wash., May 28, 2024–Today, Comprehensive Healthcare and Central Washington University (CWU) announced a significant initiative to help fill the gap of behavioral health specialists in the region. Comprehensive Healthcare will gift nearly $770,000 to the CWU Foundation to reestablish the CWU Mental Health Counselling (MHC) graduate program, enabling the university to prepare master’s-level candidates […]

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 […]

National Prevention Week: 5 Ways to Promote Prevention in Your Community

National Prevention Week is an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about substance use prevention and promoting positive mental health. It’s a time to celebrate the efforts of communities and organizations across the country that are working tirelessly to prevent substance abuse and promote mental well-being. This week serves as a reminder of the power […]