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Building Healthy Neighborhoods. One Life at a Time.

Providing affordable, accessible, quality health care.
Promoting learning opportunities for students of health professions.
Ending homelessness.
Improving quality of life in our communities.

Serving Central Washington

Barbara Johnston

Patient Stories

When people gain health insurance coverage and access to a primary care provider, their health improves. Seahawks fan Barbara Johnston’s eyesight was rapidly deteriorating. Our Yakima care coordinator was able to quickly identify gaps in Barbara’s health care, connect her with needed vision services and help Barbara get back to controlling her own health and well-being. learn more


Women, Infant and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC)

The WIC supplemental food and nutrition education program for pregnant and breastfeeding women and young children. Clients who qualify under the generous income guidelines receive free healthy and nutritious food and nutrition education.

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Maternity Support Services

Pregnant women covered by Apple Health are eligible for Maternity Support Services. Our public health nurses, nutritionists, counselors, educators, lactation consultants and case managers help clients prepare for the physical and family demands of pregnancy and caring for a new baby.

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Homeless Services

We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, street outreach and respite care to homeless individuals and families in Yakima County. Outreach staff at our Yakima and Sunnyside Homeless Resource Centers help clients meet basic needs.

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Health Care Coverage

We help clients learn about and apply for health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s health benefits exchange for enrollment under the Affordable are Act. We also connect people with programs that provide food, emergency services, education and vocational training programs.

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YNHS Homeless Services

Les Fitzpatrick of Rocket Pictures spent a lot of time with our homeless services providers and our homeless population to come up with this moving documentary on how we do what we do and why we are successful.