Category Archives: Community Report

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and we have continued to expand our domestic violence services that seek to serve and care for victims of all ages. Comprehensive Healthcare’s Aspen Victim Advocacy Services provide aid and services to domestic violence, sexual assault and other victims across Ellensburg and Yakima. Crisis intervention, safety planning, community […]

How to support your loved ones through mental health challenges

If the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the importance of supporting each other in times of crisis. If you have a loved one who is struggling with mental health needs, here are a few steps you can take to connect and help: Familiarize yourself with the warning signs of mental […]

A look at the new MAT renovation, from your local suboxone provider

Comprehensive Healthcare finalized renovations for its Mediation Assisted Treatment (MAT) center in Yakima in February, 2022. Prior to its completion, Comprehensive Healthcare spoke with some of its key providers to share options that are available to people in need at the newly renovated clinic.The opioid epidemic has expanded to great heights, touching nearly all lives […]

A troubling trend: Overdose deaths rise during COVID

Drug overdose deaths have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100,000 people died of drug overdoses in the 12 months ending in April 2021, breaking a previous record for the most deaths ever recorded during a one-year period. This surge is driven in large part by fatalities from synthetic opioids and illegal fentanyl, according […]

The pursuit of sustainable care and expanded access: The CCBHC Model

It’s no secret: It can be challenging to access behavioral health services, especially in the wake of the pandemic. Systemic workforce shortages in community behavioral healthcare have reached a critical tipping point. At Comprehensive Healthcare, we’ve had to temporarily close one of our programs and have experienced limited access simply because we do not have […]

50 years together, decades more to come

By: Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO As we celebrate 50 years of service to our communities, we balance our thoughts between gratitude for the past and hope for our collective future. Even with the world-shifting pandemic of the last two years, the resilience of our communities has proven to stand the test of time, […]