Cheers to 25 Years! A look back at Maple Street Clinic

Did you know that our Maple Street Clinic didn’t always look like it does today? In 2013 we did a major remodel that involved bringing two buildings together. Here are a few photos of the before:

And a look at after:

We are so happy to be able to provide services to so many folks in North Spokane, this remains one of our most busy clinics to date.

Services We Offer Include:

Medical: CHAS Health provides primary care doctors, pediatrics, women’s healthcare and specialty services including HIV/AIDs care as well as hepatitis C, diabetes and more.

Dental: Our dentists and hygienists offer exams, cleanings and x-rays along with root canals, crowns and fillings.

Pharmacy: Our pharmacy works closely with the health clinics and offer automatic prescription refills, free prescription mail-out and diabetes education.

Behavioral Health: Mental health is important to CHAS Health and vital for a health community. We offer individual and group counseling as well as psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation and medication evaluation to established patients.

Pregnancy & Pediatrics: Many of our clinics specialize in pregnancy support and pediatric services for families.

Student Health: With many colleges and universities in our community, student health is a priority for CHAS Health. We love connecting students to the proper resources for a safe and healthy college experience.

Education: Educating the community helps insure a healthier tomorrow. CHAS Health offers community education classes including diabetes learning sessions, access to dietitians for a healthy lifestyle and smoking cessation.

Virtual Visits: For some medical appointments, patients can meet with their doctor or provider at home using a mobile device or computer.

Enrollment Assistance: CHAS Health patient services coordinators are available to help patients get enrolled in health insurance!

Your Back to School Survival Guide – Importance of Routine

It’s back to school time! With that change brings an entire routine to get used to for both kids and parents. This can be a great time of year to re-establish a family routine to help organize life and keep the chaos to a minimum. This also provides your children with a structure to learn important skills like how to set priorities, meet deadlines, become more independent, and develop habits of self-care.

A few reasons daily routine is important for your child:

  • Routines help establish your child’s body clock for regulating many day-to-day activities including sleep, eating complete meals, regular bowel movements, calm behavior, and easier “wind-down” times at night.  
  • It helps to bond the family together. A predictable routine helps children know what to expect so that they feel safe. They notice the time spent together is important and helps to strengthen shared values, beliefs, and interests.
  • It gives your kids a chance to be excited for future events; for example, dinnertime with the family, Friday movie night, and special one-on-one time with Mom or Dad.
  • Routine establishes positive and healthy habits that children can do on their own.
  • It offers stability during times of change and brings a sense of normalcy to a chaotic world.

Here are some tips to help form your daily routines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Weekday Mornings:

To make the household function well in the morning, everyone needs to know what has to be done to get ready for the day. Try the following:

  • Put as many things in order as possible the night before.
  • Keep wake-up routines cheerful and positive.
  • Be sure your child eats breakfast, even if he or she is not hungry in the morning.
  • Finally, round out each morning by saying goodbye to your young child. A simple hug and a wave as he or she heads out the front door or slides out of the car are extremely important. They will give your child a positive feeling with which to begin the day’s activities.

After School:

During middle childhood (ages 6-12), children need adult supervision. While some parents have their children return each afternoon to an empty home, these “latchkey” kids are more susceptible to misbehavior, risk-taking, and anxiety. For this age group, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child come home to a parent, another adult, or a responsible adolescent.

Evenings:

Dinner should be an important time for your family. As often as possible, all family members should eat together at the dinner table, without the distraction of television or radio. During dinner, the family can share the day’s activities and participate in enjoyable conversation. Everyone should be encouraged to take part, and negative comments and criticism should be discouraged.

Bedtime:

On school nights, children need a regular time to go to sleep. Establish nighttime rituals that include storytelling, reading aloud, conversation, and songs. Try to avoid exciting play and activities before bedtime.

New Dental Clinic in North Spokane!

New CHAS Health Dental Clinic in North Spokane

We are excited to announce a new dental clinic in North Spokane! CHAS Health Family Dental opens on August 19 and offers dental services to the whole family.

At CHAS, we offer comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages – from toddlers to adults, we are here for you through all phases of life. Our experienced dentists, hygienists and support staff work closely to coordinate with our medical and pharmacy departments to ensure your visit is timely, efficient and pleasant.

We offer

Cleanings

Sealants

Fillings

Extractions

Flouride

Crowns

Root canal therapy

Orthodontic referrals

Nitrous oxide sedation

National Health Center Week

In commemoration of National Health Center Week, CHAS Health is excited to celebrate being “Rooted in Communities.” This is a National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) campaign which emphasizes the fact that plants, people, and communities are not so different from one another in their needs—we all require basic resources to grow.

National Health Center Week (August 4th-10th) is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. This week we’ll be joining Community Health Centers across the country to highlight the important work to make our communities healthier and happier.

Community Health Centers provide innovative health service delivery to more than 28 million patients! Learn more at nachc.org