About CVCH

About CVCH

We do important work

Columbia Valley Community Health is the regional leader in providing a high quality, sustainable Healthcare Home in a teaching, growing environment. We are a dynamic, progressive community health center, leaders in the Primary Care Medical Home Model collaborative and Joint Commission accredited.
 
We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing comprehensive, integrated services for the entire family at four locations in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee and Chelan, WA. Click here to view a complete list of our Services.  We serve more than 24,000 individual patients in Chelan and Douglas counties. Most private insurances are accepted and a sliding fee scale is available as needed.
 
We live our Mission.  It is the mission of Columbia Valley Community Health to provide access to improved health and wellness with compassion and respect for all. Our core values are Respect, Trust, Compassion, Integrity and Quality.
 
History
On January 11, 1972, a group of twenty-four concerned citizens gathered in a local restaurant with the common desire to find a way to alleviate the poor health conditions of people living in the service area.  They voted to create a nonprofit organization known as the North Central Washington Migrant Health Project to address these health care needs. That April, they received their first grant of $125,000 to serve Grant, Okanogan, Chelan, and Douglas counties.  Early services included screenings by nurses in outreach vans in the orchards and along the roads.  Night clinics were held in borrowed churches and offices by contracting with local physicians.
 
In the ensuing years, Okanogan and Grant counties developed their own community health centers. The organization’s name changed to Columbia Valley Community Health, and services were expanded to include full-time providers and professional facilities.  In addition to the medical program, the organization added Dental, WIC, and comprehensive maternity support services. 
 
In the summer of 1998, CVCH moved to 600 Orondo Avenue where additional space allowed for expansion of services to include on site Pharmacy, Radiology, and Chronic Disease Management. In the summer 2001, the Board of Directors voted to expand CVCH clinic services to the Chelan-Manson community which were initiated in October 2001 then moved to a new site at 317 East Johnson Avenue in August 2002. In 2012 we filled a new 15,000 sq. ft. clinic addition with 12 new medical exam rooms and eight state-of-the-art, completely digital dental operatories. We also opened a new Express Care Clinic in East Wenatchee to provide the residents of Douglas County access to affordable services. With room to grow, the Express Care Clinic served patients with an average wait time of 7 minutes in 2012.