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Yakima Neighborhood Health Services


12 South 8th Street, PO Box 2605
Yakima, Washington 98907-2605
United States


Rhonda Hauff, COO/Deputy CEO

Phone Number:

(509) 574-5552


Yakima Neighborhood Health Services provides low-barrier recuperative housing, medical oversight, and support services for patients needing care in lieu of hospitalization and for patients needing additional recuperation after hospital discharge. Our units are stand-alone apartments, overseen by RNs, Behavioral Health Specialists, Case Managers, and Housing Specialists, and a 2 blocks away from our HCH primary care clinic (medical/dental/behavioral health).

Hours of Operation:

Units are individual apartments. No staff onsite after hours, however telephone access to providers and case managers (MDs/ARNPs) is available 24hrs/7 days

Average Length of Stay:

21 Days

Admission Criteria:

Patients must have an acute medical problem that would benefit from short-term respite, be independent in ADL’s including medication administration, independent in mobility, continent, medically stable, behaviorally appropriate to be left alone, no IV lines, and does not need Skilled Nursing Facility placement.


Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

About Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model.This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income.You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost.This is a health care center funded by the federal government.This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered.The center is also income based for those making an income.This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment, pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental and substance abuse where applicable.Contact them at the number provided for full details.Yakima Neighborhood Health Services is a Community Health Center.Yakima Neighborhood Health Services is a Homeless Health Center.In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services provides services without regard to age, race, handicap, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or ancestry.

YNHS provides services regardless of the ability to pay and offers sliding-fee discounts for medical, dental, vision, and pharmacy services to low income individuals.

The mission of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services is to provide affordable, accessible, quality health care, and to promote learning opportunities for students of health professions, and end homelessness and improve quality of life in our communities.

Monday - Friday       7:45am - 6:30pm
Saturday                   8:30am - 6:00pm
Pharmacy Hours:
Monday - Friday       8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday                   9:00am - 5:30pm

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Yakima Neighborhood Health Services website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021

Persons In Family HouseholdPoverty Guideline Salary per year

For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

COVID-19 Information for Patients

Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
  • Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache
  • Symptoms such as muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
  • Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems

Mild Covid Symptoms

  • Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Mild, dry cough
  • Mild body aches

Moderate Covid Symptoms

  • Fever above 100.4 F
  • Persistent cough
  • Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
  • Exhaustion, need to stay in bed

Severe Covid Symptoms

  • Constant trouble breathing
  • Persistent chest pain or pressure
  • Confusion
  • Trouble staying awake
  • Blue lips or face

Health Care Center

Federal Healthcare
This is a health care center funded by the federal government. This means even if you have no insurance you can be covered.The center is also income based for those making an income. This health center can cover services such as checkups, treatment,pregnancy care (where applicable), immunizations and child care (where applicable), prescription medicine and mental andsubstance abuse where applicable. Contact them at the number provided for full details.
Community Health
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services is a Community Health Center.
Homeless Health
Yakima Neighborhood Health Services is a Homeless Health Center.

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Building Healthy Neighborhoods. One Life at a Time.

Providing affordable, accessible, quality health care.
Promoting learning opportunities for students of health professions.
Ending homelessness.
Improving quality of life in our communities.
Vision: We strive to provide integrated and holistic health care in an environment where age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity are valued, where safe and stable housing is available to all, and where staff feel rewarded for their efforts and achieve personal and professional growth in their work.

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services provides services without regard to age, race, handicap, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry.

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Maternity Support Services

Pregnant women covered by Apple Health are eligible for Maternity Support Services. Our public health nurses, nutritionists, counselors, educators, lactation consultants and case managers help clients prepare for the physical and family demands of pregnancy and caring for a new baby.

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Homeless Services

We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, street outreach and respite care to homeless individuals and families in Yakima County. Outreach staff at our Yakima and Sunnyside Homeless Resource Centers help clients meet basic needs.

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Health Care Coverage

We help clients learn about and apply for health coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder, the state’s health benefits exchange for enrollment under the Affordable are Act. We also connect people with programs that provide food, emergency services, education and vocational training programs.

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YNHS Homeless Services

Les Fitzpatrick of Rocket Pictures spent a lot of time with our homeless services providers and our homeless population to come up with this moving documentary on how we do what we do and why we are successful.

Happy Physicians Day 2020 from Neighborhood Health Clinic

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (YNHS), a private nonprofit health clinic in Yakima, Washington, was established to provide preventive health care and education services to low-income people. YNHS has experienced steady growth adding additional providers and services to meet the needs of Yakima residents. The organization enjoys strong community backing, a dedicated Board of Directors, and committed staff. The YNHS philosophy, leadership, and no-frills approach to health care have succeeded in providing cost-effective delivery of quality service for three decades to residents of the Yakima Valley.

The Early Years. In May 1975, the Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (YNHS) clinic opened in downtown Yakima, Washington’s Central Business District. Developed to serve residents of southeast Yakima, the clinic originally focused on preventive health services, including weight loss clinics, smoking cessation programs and well-child care. During the first year, the clinic staff saw an average of 12 patients each day.

BY 1979, it was evident that the working poor were at a loss for comprehensive health care and the Board of Directors charged the staff with development of a full-scope primary care center, providing accessible, affordable, quality health care. This vision became the long-standing primary mission of Yakima's Community Health Center. A second home on 8th street was connected to the original building in 1975, making it possible to expand the medical clinic and add the Women, Infant and Children’s (WIC) nutrition program. The WIC program was added in 1981.

In 1980, YNHS was awarded the first of many state contracts to provide ongoing comprehensive health care for low income and otherwise disadvantaged families. Maternal Child Health (MCH) grant funds were obtained to augment the clinic’s services in the Upper Yakima Valley and Sunnyside to children ages 0-21 and pregnant women who were without health insurance or Medicaid. Services included primary care, Healthy Kids exams, immunizations, and prenatal support services. The WIC program has grown from 900 clients per month in 1981 to a caseload averaging 7,000 clients per month today.

YNHS began an ongoing contract in 1987 with the Washington State Department of Health and Health Care Authority Community Health Services (CHS) Program to provide services to low income and uninsured medical and dental patients.

In 1992, YNHS took the lead in obtaining designation for all parts of Yakima County to be designated as a Medically Underserved Area. Prior to this effort, only specific census tracts within the county were eligible as MUA service areas. This designation was essential not only for the growth of YNHS, but to the greater Yakima medical community. The MUA application had the support of the private medical community, as well as the local County Medical Society.

Once the MUA designation was achieved, YNHS applied for and achieved designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), allowing YNHS to receive financial support for interpreters, transportation, and education to families who could not otherwise access needed health care services. It also made YNHS eligible as a loan repayment site for the National Health Service Corps, so that health care professionals could receive loan repayment for serving uninsured and disadvantaged populations.

With funding secured from Yakima Federal Savings and Loan, YNHS built a new 11,000 square foot facility in 1994 and recruited pediatricians, internists, family practice physicians and an obstetrical team to the primary care program. Public health staff (nurses, nutritionists, counselors, case managers, educators) was increased to accommodate the resulting increases in maternal child health caseloads. 

By 1996, the original YNHS building was remodeled into a dental facility and a team consisting of a dentist, dental hygienist and two dental assistants were successfully recruited. YNHS was awarded a grant from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Washington Dental Services Foundation to remodel and equip the new dental clinic.

At the 25-Year Mark. 2000: Providing affordable, accessible and quality medical and dental care to people in Washington’s Yakima Valley.

As the new century began, the growing organization was operating from two Valley locations, the downtown Yakima location and the Lower Yakima Valley office, located on East Edison Street in downtown Sunnyside. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services was providing medical and dental care to an average of 500 patients daily with nearly 50 of those visits taking place in patient homes.

“YNHS has been the first point of entry for many people to find their way into the medical system,” Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anita Monoian said in 2000. “We are seeing generations of families here. Many of the children we cared for in the 1980s are now bringing their own children to YNHS for care. We have a committed and respected staff that recognizes the special needs of our patients.” With the clinic’s proximity to the Convention Center and the downtown area, YNHS was also caring for out-of-town patients through the acute care clinic.

In 2001, the historic Richey House – which had lives over the previous 100 years as prominent Yakima orchardist’s James Richey’s family home, then as a business and apartment house -- became part of the YNHS campus. CEO Anita Monoian and Board Chair Don Hinman saw the property’s potential and secured the landmark’s donation from the 5-A Property Group. YNHS carefully moved the three-story home across downtown Yakima and over the course of the next year, transformed the home. The first floor’s century-old architecture, original plaster scrollwork, carved wooden banisters, parquet floors and leaded glass windows were carefully restored for office and meeting space, preserved for the many visitors to YNHS each year. Renovation of the second and third floors, and an adjacent 10,000-plus square foot addition gave Richey House new purpose. A new reception area and 16 additional exam rooms were opened, dramatically expanding the clinic’s capacity to provide internal medicine, obstetric care, women’s health care programs and senior health services. A pharmacy for YNHS patients opened in the addition in 2004, making it possible for YNHS to offer discounted pricing for low-income patients without access to prescription drug coverage.

In 2005, Yakima County identified health services as one of the county’s top priorities for homeless families and individuals. In response, YNHS developed the Neighborhood Connections health clinic and coordinated services in partnership with providers from Triumph Treatment Services, Comprehensive Mental Health, La Casa Hogar, Interfaith Coalition and other shelter providers to assure providing of health screening and treatment both at the clinic and locations where homeless people gather. The program has grown to include transitional housing (2007) and permanent supportive housing (2009), case management services, respite care (2008) and an Outreach Van, which supports the outreach team. With the generous support of the Yakima Valley Community Foundation, YNHS purchased equipment and furnishings for its Respite Care apartments in 2009. “We are proud … to have so many committed and collaborative partners willing to share valuable and limited resources for the greatest good of our community,” said Rhonda Hauff, COO.

By 2006, YNHS expanded its Lower Yakima Valley Maternity Support and WIC services with the move to a new Sunnyside facility. In 2007, the Sunnyside Dental Clinic opened at the new site with the help of a Washington Dental Service grant that equipped the three dental operatories. Dental Director Brett Miller, DDS, noted that the new clinic made it possible to offer one-stop services for children and parents many of whom had not previously seen a dentist or had gone many years without care. “Our dental staff are able to change people’s lives,” Dr. Miller said, noting that more homeless people were also being seen at the Sunnyside clinic as well as at the Yakima dental clinic.

With the 2009 election of CEO Anita Monoian as board chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Yakima Neighborhood Health Services was on the forefront nationally. At her election in Chicago, Monoian recognized her co-workers at YNHS for “…the progress we have made. Not only have we expanded our programs, we have built a new facility and established ourselves as a training center for students pursuing careers in health.”

Part of the YNHS Mission has always been to provide learning opportunities to students of health professions. Training opportunities at YNHS through local and state vocational and higher education learning programs have recruited many health professionals to the Yakima Valley. YNHS contributes to the region’s economic health as well: annually, YNHS makes a $13.5 million investment (2009 data) in the Yakima Valley, through salaries and benefits to more than 160 staff and professionals and local purchase of goods and services. YNHS has also taken leadership in accreditation, achieved an “extreme score” of 99 in the 2003 Joint Commission survey and continuing the tradition of outstanding scores in subsequent surveys.

Celebrating 40 Years. 2014-on. The commitment to excellence continues as YNHS celebrates its 40th Anniversary. With healthcare reform and the increasing emphasis on primary care, prevention and collaboration between community providers, YNHS was the first Community Health Center in Washington State to achieve NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, and has been part of a strong Community Health Center Controlled Network working to maximize the quality of Electronic Health Records in efforts to improve health outcomes for the people we serve.

Going where the need is led YNHS to open a medical and dental clinic in Granger, Washington, one of the poorest cities in the state with high rates of uninsured, in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Around the same time, The Space, an LGBTQ Youth Resource Center, opened in a house on our mothership campus in Yakima. Similarly, at-risk young women aging out of foster care can find a home and support at the BESTY house, a residential facility. 


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