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UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Health clinic to open at Rogers High School this fall

A new school-based health center will open at Rogers High School this fall, after the Community Health Association of Spokane received a Kaiser Permanente grant to start the clinic.


New CHAS clinic offers integrated care for seniors, complex medical cases

In December, CHAS opened its North Central Clinic, focused on health care for patients above age 60. It’s the only CHAS clinics with a senior focus including chronic disease management, …


CHAS to develop dental clinic for low-income patients in north Spokane

The Community Health Association of Spokane is building a dental clinic for low-income patients in north Spokane, according to permits issued by the city.


Community health clinic settled into new Moscow digs

Tuesday marked one year since the Latah Community Health Community Health Association of Spokane clinic opened its doors on the first floor of the three-story Gritman Medical Center Office Building …


UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

$1.3 million grant to help WSU, CHAS address regional primary care shortage

The WSU College of Nursing and CHAS have joined forces with the result being a $1.3 million federal grant that will enhance the university’s program that prepares students to become …


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 11:04 p.m.

Providence, other Spokane health leaders call Senate health care bill ‘devastating’

Hospital and community care providers said the steep cuts to Medicaid would worsen care for their patients, lead to fewer jobs in health care and hurt their bottom lines.


Sen. Cantwell, health care leaders in Spokane say proposed Medicaid changes could have harmful ripple effects

Sen. Maria Cantwell visited Spokane Wednesday to gather ammunition for the coming Congressional debate over the future of Medicaid funding. In a roundtable meeting, Cantwell spoke with health care providers …


Lives of 33 homeless Spokane residents celebrated at memorial service

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Expanded Cheney CHAS clinic to offer dental for low-income patients

A newly expanded Cheney clinic aims to provide dental services to people who couldn’t get them anywhere else.


The number of older homeless people is growing, spurred by low-wage jobs and lack of affordable housing.

The number of people age 50 and older who are homeless is growing. Many of the newly homeless held low-wage or unspecialized jobs during their working lives and are running …


Sen. Patty Murray announces funding to fight opioid abuse

Sen. Patty Murray says eight health centers across Washington state will receive a total of $2.8 million in grants to help fight opioid abuse and addiction.


Doug Clark: ‘Hippie chick’ turned ifs into reality of CHAS

She dresses like no CEO I’ve ever met. Gray hair pulled into a bun. Turquoise sweater, over a periwinkle T-shirt, buttoned only at the top. Jeans rolled up slightly above …


The Dirt

Clinic to open in Perry District Community Health Association of Spokane (CHAS) has leased space for a new health services clinic in the Perry Plaza in the South Perry Neighborhood.


Count of Spokane’s homeless makes big difference

Ilze Zarins-Ilgen knows Spokane’s homeless by name or by tent or by trailer. “Ollie? Ollie, are you in there?” she shouted outside an olive-green tent perched along a Spokane River …


CHAS Valley clinic robbed

The Spokane Valley CHAS clinic was robbed this morning.


Making the wait germ-free

Despite her efforts as a “clean freak, for sure” – daily scrubbings of her apartment, tea tree oil on the walls – Lois Spicer, 48, has been hospitalized twice with …


Sunset Elementary opens health clinic

When a Sunset Elementary School student fell on the playground this week, the boy walked across the parking lot to the school’s new medical clinic. He was visiting Spokane County’s …


Clinic staff, patients rally against cuts to health services

Medical clinics for the poor are fighting proposed government funding cuts that they say will undo basic health care services and send thousands more people to emergency rooms. “We’re down …


Clinics face crisis, CHAS chief says

Looming state budget cuts threaten to unravel a network of Spokane health clinics that treat the region’s poorest people. Peg Hopkins, executive director of the Community Health Association of Spokane, …


CHAS opening Valley Clinic

The Community Health Association of Spokane will open its new Valley Clinic next week. Called CHAS, the nonprofit organization treats patients regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay.


Spokane doctor accused of misconduct

Washington state medical investigators accused a former Spokane doctor of sexual misconduct after three female patients complained. Dr. Chandra Reddy, who had practiced at the Community Health Association of Spokane …


Clinic gets aggressive in treating hepatitis C

A clinic treating many of Spokane’s poor has started an ambitious program to fight chronic hepatitis C, a viral infection that can lead to liver failure. About 2,000 patients of …


Luxury log building company has a deal on two structures

Two almost-complete luxury log buildings in North Idaho are sitting in the yard at Edgewood Log Structures, and company owner Brian Schafer has a deal for anyone who will take …


Pill-heist suspects emerge

An overnight prescription pill heist at a Spokane health clinic may have been solved partly because of a stolen cell phone left near a broken pharmacy door. Two Spokane men …