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Respiratory illnesses strike children, too: Trio of RSV, flu, COVID straining hospitals across Clark County

December 8, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

As Clark County continues to battle the surge of respiratory-related illnesses, some parents are having to bring their little ones to the hospital for help. Read story

Clark County residents’ health care split again by state line

November 21, 2022, 7:47pm Clark County Health

Many Oregon health care providers are no longer able to see patients in Washington via telehealth services since Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency ended Oct. 31. Read story

Clark County hospitals, including PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, are operating near capacity due to an influx of respiratory ailments and inability to move some patients out to less-intensive care facilities.

Clark County hospital beds almost full but COVID isn’t the only issue

Clark County hospitals, including PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, are operating near capacity due to an influx of respiratory ailments and inability to move some patients out to less-intensive care facilities.

November 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

In Clark County, hospital and intensive care beds continue to remain near capacity, and officials are urging patients with non-emergency health issues to stay out of the emergency department if possible. Read story

NuHealth Clinic in Vancouver eyes move to mixed-use building

November 5, 2022, 6:05am Business

NuHealth Clinic may soon be moving to a new mixed-use building just down the street from its current location. Read story

A free Naloxone vending machine is pictured at Recovery Cafe, providing access to the life-saving drug to anyone in need.

Services available in Clark County to combat fentanyl, other issues

A free Naloxone vending machine is pictured at Recovery Cafe, providing access to the life-saving drug to anyone in need.

November 3, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Across Washington and the nation, illicit fentanyl use has dramatically increased since 2019. Clark County is no exception. Read story

Clark County groups receive equity-oriented health grants

November 3, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Latino Leadership NW, League of United Latin American Citizens and Korean Women’s Association, all from Clark County, were among 25 community-based organizations across Washington to receive $10,000 grants as part of the Community Health Plan of Washington’s “Advancing Equity Fund,” announced Tuesday. Read story

Niles Haas, a 27-year-old man from Vancouver, was able to overcome a fentanyl addiction through medication-assisted treatment and support from XChange Recovery. Haas lives and works at XChange's Heart Change House, where he helps fellow participants navigate their recoveries.

Fentanyl in Clark County: 27-year-old recovering addict says recovery possible, with help

Niles Haas, a 27-year-old man from Vancouver, was able to overcome a fentanyl addiction through medication-assisted treatment and support from XChange Recovery. Haas lives and works at XChange's Heart Change House, where he helps fellow participants navigate their recoveries.

November 3, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into lockdown in 2020, Niles Haas reached out to his family for help. They did not have much of a relationship — he had struggled with addiction for years, and things had spiraled out of control since he tried fentanyl in 2019. Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on in September 2021.

Clark County, Oregon experts: Most kids experience respiratory illnesses

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on in September 2021.

November 2, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Health

In the fall, rates of viral respiratory illnesses are much higher among children, and may be especially high this year with the full-time return to in-person learning following pandemic lockdowns. Read story

Washington Healthplanfinder open enrollment begins

November 2, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

Washingtonians seeking a health plan for 2023 can now shop and compare plans as the annual open enrollment period for new and existing Washington Healthplanfinder customers began Tuesday. Read story

Dr. Terry Moy-Brown checks out one of the exam rooms at the new Vancouver Clinic urgent care center in Salmon Creek. Officials say they plan to open the facility Nov. 7.

Vancouver Clinic to open new Salmon Creek urgent care clinic Nov. 7

Dr. Terry Moy-Brown checks out one of the exam rooms at the new Vancouver Clinic urgent care center in Salmon Creek. Officials say they plan to open the facility Nov. 7.

October 27, 2022, 6:03am Business

Vancouver Clinic is gearing up to open the doors of its new urgent care clinic in its Salmon Creek 2 Clinic building near Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Read story