Learn Through Service

Community Health of Central Washington and the Yakima community are well suited to provide a rich learning environment for family physicians as CHCW’s patient population represents the cultural, socioeconomic, and demographic diversity of the Yakima Valley. Currently, nearly 50 percent of the population is of Latin descent.

As a Teaching Health Center, CHCW works collaboratively in the community with the Public Health Department, other community health clinics, local schools, and service organizations to address community need.

Hands On Experience

The Central Washington Family Medicine clinic in Yakima is a freestanding 36,200 square foot facility which includes the clinic, faculty and resident offices, classrooms, library, and administration offices. The clinic features 30 exam rooms, three minor procedure rooms an on-site lab, x-ray, and pharmacy services. Dental services will be added in 2020-21. Providers work in teams that include nursing, an integrated behavior health consultant and ancillary services. Our on-site procedures include:

Partner Clinics Care

Resident and faculty physicians provide comprehensive and continuous ambulatory care in our family medicine clinic. Our clinic is a partner in the medical home collaborative, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system whose mission is to achieve better care, better health, lower costs and greater joy for clinicians and staff in delivery of care. Approximately 38,883 patient visits are projected for the 2021-2022 academic year.

In addition, our busy inpatient services at Local Community Hospital log nearly 4,600 admits per year. Over a quarter of the patients admitted to our inpatient service are patients who present to the hospitals with no identified personal physician.