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Community Health Care Is Opening a School-Based Clinic

Friday, July 19, 2019

  Tacoma News Tribune article by Allison Needles There’s a need in Bethel schools that’s not being addressed, according to Bethel School District officials. Some students — especially low-income and homeless students — aren’t receiving health care. They’re missing out on valuable learning time because of it, said Dawn Fox, nurse administrator for Bethel schools. … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness

Mammogram Screenings at Community Health Care

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Early Detection Saves Lives! Community Health Care has partnered with Assured Imaging to provide the latest in digital mammography screenings to our patients. Through the summer and fall the mobile mammogram clinic will be at our Parkland, Hilltop, Lakewood and Eastside clinics. Community Health Care patients can call their clinic and ask to speak with … Read More

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Community Health Care Unveils Tanbara Endowment For Patient Care

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

by Rick Oldenburg, CAP® First installment of 2 parts: Dr. George Tanbara was a humble man who lived through much to become the person he was – he was a 2nd generation Japanese American born in Portland Oregon in 1922. He moved with his mother and sister to Los Angeles, and later enrolled at USC … Read More

Measles – It isn’t just a little rash

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Measles – It isn’t just a little rash. If you or a child have the signs and symptoms for Measles, contact your medical provider immediately for an appointment or advice. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/measles or go here for information for parents www.cdc.gov/features/measles  

Jim Walton, Tanbara family, Gary Walmer, and family group

Kimi and George Tanbara, MD Humanitarian Award Dinner – A Night to Remember

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

by Josh Krebsbach On Tuesday October 9th we gathered more than 450 guests for an evening of good food, great friends, and inspiration from some of our community leaders. We had a heartwarming evening as we honored James L. Walton with the Kimi and George Tanbara, M.D. Humanitarian Award. The evening was led by our … Read More

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Jim Walton, 2018 Honoree of the Kimi and George Tanbara, MD Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Congratulations to Jim Walton, the newest recipient of the Kimi and George Tanbara, MD Humanitarian Award. This award, while not given yearly, is presented to those members of our community who have left a profound impact on Community Health Care and Pierce County. Jim Walton is one of Community Health Care’s six founders and has … Read More

New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers

Friday, August 17, 2018

  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers Washington August 15, 2018 Contacts:  Kerry Arndt (Murray) (202) 224-2834 | Bryan Watt (Cantwell) (202) 224-8277 Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $3.8 … Read More

HIV/AIDS Red Ribbon

Spotlight: Ryan White Program

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Located on the third floor of the Hilltop Clinic, Community Health Care’s Ryan White Program provides holistic health care for persons living with HIV (PLWH) in Pierce County. The Program is funded under the Ryan White CARE Act which improves access to HIV-related services for low-income, uninsured, or under-insured clients living with HIV. The Ryan White team works tirelessly to ensure … Read More

Leaning on Table, relaxed woman

Jaci’s Story

Monday, May 14, 2018

Support Patients like Jaci — A Life in Care Health conditions can hold anyone back from having the life they want to live. Whether it is pain, discomfort, or a disability, anything that causes challenges in your day-to-day can make it hard to make the most of your time at work and with your family. … Read More

From Patient to our Board of Directors

Friday, February 2, 2018

Community Health Care (CHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center. This means that we are federally funded so we can provide high quality, accessible care. The Board of Directors at Community Health Care is comprised of 51% patients and 49% community representatives, which is a requirement of being a Federally Qualified Health Center. We are … Read More