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Clark County Health

Peer specialist John Amato, left, chats with a receptionist at Columbia River Mental Health Services' NorthStar Clinic in central Vancouver on Dec. 14. Amato has lived experience with addiction. He helps patients navigate through recovery and connects them with resources.

Clark County addiction counselors report startling rise in fentanyl patients

Peer specialist John Amato, left, chats with a receptionist at Columbia River Mental Health Services' NorthStar Clinic in central Vancouver on Dec. 14. Amato has lived experience with addiction. He helps patients navigate through recovery and connects them with resources.

December 21, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Health

Fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid 50 times stronger than heroin, is flooding into Clark County. Read story

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

Omicron variant confirmed in Clark County; one case linked to wrestling outbreaks

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Ruth Gorley gives Vancouver resident Ryan Tydingco a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine May 8 at Clark County Public Health's short-term vaccination pod at Woodland High School. After an early rush of people, the flow had slowed down by the late morning for the drop-in vaccination event.

December 20, 2021, 2:21pm Clark County Health

Two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Clark County. One of the cases is linked to outbreaks among high school wrestling teams in the state. Read story

The wrestling current season was suspended Thursday in Clark County after COVID outbreaks were linked to tournaments in the Puget Sound area on Dec. 4.

Complaints on wrestling suspension prompt Clark County Board of Health meeting

The wrestling current season was suspended Thursday in Clark County after COVID outbreaks were linked to tournaments in the Puget Sound area on Dec. 4.

December 20, 2021, 12:41pm Clark County Health

Dozens of residents who called in to Friday’s Clark County Council meeting have prompted a special meeting of the Board of Health to be held Tuesday. Read story

Health Worker Report

December 19, 2021, 5:52am Clark County Health

The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers. Read story

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Clark County reports 18 new COVID-19 deaths as disease activity begins to increase

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December 16, 2021, 2:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 18 deaths from COVID-19 and 660 new cases in the past week as disease activity rebounded, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

PeaceHealth honored as healthiest large employer in state, in top 100 nationwide

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

December 14, 2021, 5:06pm Business

For the fourth year in a row, Vancouver-based PeaceHealth was named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America and the healthiest employer in Washington for organizations with 5,000 or more employees. Read story

Conner Weber, bottom left, returns a volley at Padelhorn in Vancouver. Padelhorn is the first indoor pickleball-only business in Vancouver or Portland.

Indoor pickleball courts open in north-central Vancouver

Conner Weber, bottom left, returns a volley at Padelhorn in Vancouver. Padelhorn is the first indoor pickleball-only business in Vancouver or Portland.

December 14, 2021, 6:03am Business

Vancouver and Portland’s first indoor, dedicated pickleball courts opened in a brand new building in east Vancouver. Read story

In Vancouver, Bauer was met with the camaraderie he was seeking since he retired in 2013. He said those at Post 7824 are an extension of his family where he can laugh, joke and share sea stories.

Former sailor settles in Vancouver, joins local VFW to help others, find camaraderie

In Vancouver, Bauer was met with the camaraderie he was seeking since he retired in 2013. He said those at Post 7824 are an extension of his family where he can laugh, joke and share sea stories.

December 11, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

Stewart Bauer found himself disheartened by what he read in the newspaper and heard from friends: Another veteran died by suicide because they didn’t think they could get help and felt hopeless in their situation. Read story

Ana Howe, a navigator with the Washington Healthplanfinder adventure tour, and Mary McHale, Associate Director of Outreach with Washington Healthplanfinder, discuss health insurance options in front of the adventure tour van parked outside of the Vancouver Mall. The adventure tour seeks to enroll more people in state health insurance before the open enrollment period ends on Dec. 15.

Wednesday last day to sign up for Washington health insurance that begins Jan. 1

Ana Howe, a navigator with the Washington Healthplanfinder adventure tour, and Mary McHale, Associate Director of Outreach with Washington Healthplanfinder, discuss health insurance options in front of the adventure tour van parked outside of the Vancouver Mall. The adventure tour seeks to enroll more people in state health insurance before the open enrollment period ends on Dec. 15.

December 10, 2021, 6:32pm Clark County Health

Wednesday is the last day to sign up for health insurance through the state for coverage beginning Jan. 1. Customers can still sign up through Jan. 15 for coverage that starts Feb. 1. Read story