May 25, 2022
Contact: Wendy Hensley
(May 25, 2022 – Yakima, WA) – This spring, Comprehensive Healthcare finalized renovations for its Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic, a Joint Commission accredited program, which will be open to the public for an open house at 3 p.m. on May 31st.
Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the newly renovated MAT clinic and learn more about how mental health and substance use professionals provide critical care to hundreds of community members each year at the facility. Comprehensive Healthcare’s clinic offers medication options that when used in coordination with behavioral health and counseling services can help break the chain of addiction. Community members will be able to learn more about this by seeing one client’s success story.
“The opioid epidemic has expanded dramatically in recent years, touching nearly all of us in some way, regardless of background,” said Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO of Comprehensive Healthcare. “Recognizing that our communities need more support, we prioritized renovations at the MAT clinic to create a more welcoming environment for healing and to enable us to serve greater numbers of individuals more efficiently,”
Amid a rise in drug-caused deaths involving opioids, which increased 71% statewide between 2018-2020, Comprehensive Healthcare recognized the need to renovate its MAT clinic to better serve community members while keeping pace with growing needs for services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With the renovations, the clinic aims to create a more client-friendly experience by streamlining the dosing process allowing for additional services with less congestion, group sessions, and community outreach.
“The MAT clinic serves ages 18 and above and we are thankful for CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic) funding for allowing us the opportunity to renovate our MAT clinic so that we are able to have a smoother process for our clients,” Daly continued.
Since 1972, Comprehensive Healthcare has been providing behavioral health services to the South-Central region of Washington state, including Yakima. Offering a broad range of support and care options for mental health and substance use disorder, their services range from secure inpatient and stabilization facilities to family and youth programs, therapies for opioid use disorder, and more. To learn more about Comprehensive Healthcare and the services they provide, visit comphc.org, or call their main number at (509) 575-4084.
About Comprehensive Healthcare
Celebrating 50 years as one of the largest behavioral health organizations in the state of Washington, Comprehensive Healthcare serves clients in seven counties throughout south-central Washington. Comprehensive Healthcare is a Joint Commission accredited organization, providing compassionate, individualized behavioral healthcare since 1972. As a non-profit organization, Comprehensive Healthcare is dedicated to delivering high quality, evidence-based services to individuals, families and organizations.