Deficits continue to hit Washington hospitals hard, totaling more than $1.6 billion in the first nine months of 2023.
Rural hospitals say a $200 million in federal relief will keep them afloat, but only temporarily
In rural Washington, hospitals are faltering, stores can’t get supplies and people are staying closer to each other than you’d think.
The health center in hard-hit Washington state desperately seeks supplies essential to coping with the inevitable.
Many are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s important to know most with COVID-19 have very mild symptoms, some none at all. If you’re feeling ill and have mild symptom like a low-grade fever and/or persistent cough, please isolate yourself at home for your recovery. If you need more information, please call Columbia County Public Health Department 509-382-2181.
However, if you feel you need care, please call your primary healthcare provider. If you don’t have a primary healthcare provider, please call the Columbia Family Clinic 509-382-3200 or the Waitsburg Clinic 509-337-6311. We will ask a series of questions so we may make arraignments for your arrival. Please wear a mask if you have one. Please only use the Emergency Department if you are having trouble breathing or have severe symptoms. For urgent medical needs please call 911 and describe your symptoms clearly.
A collaboration between UW and Dayton, population 2,500, is changing how Washington brings mental health care to rural communities.