National Health Center Week

August 6, 2021

August 8th – August 14th, 2021 Community Health Centers – The Chemistry for Strong Communities National Health Center Week 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.Community Health Centers serve as the beacon of strength, service, and care in…

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Masks required for all K-12 students and staff heading back to the classroom

July 30, 2021

On July 28 2021, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released updated guidance for the 2021-2022 school year. DOH’s guidance aims to minimize transmission and maximize in-person instruction and is informed by the latest science, recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, and recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Vaccination is…

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Well Child Exam vs Sports Physical – What is the difference?

July 13, 2021

During a Well Child Exam, the following are completed/reviewed: Complete health history review Physical examination Various screenings which may include but are not limited to vision/hearing, anemia, blood pressure, depression or other mental health issues as appropriate Discussion of the child’s weight, height and body mass index, nutrition, sleep habits, physical development and activity, risks…

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Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine now available at NEW Health Chewelah Medical

May 4, 2021

For NEW Health patients interested in receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, it is now available at our Chewelah Medical Clinic only at this time. We are continuing to offer the Moderna vaccine at our Chewelah, Colville and Lake Spokane Medical Clinics. To schedule your vaccine please contact us at: Chewelah Medical Clinic 509-935-8424…

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It’s National Infant Immunization Week: Stay on track with your child’s vaccinations

April 26, 2021

April 24th through May 1st 2021 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 24 – May 1, 2021. Each year, NIIW celebrates the critical role vaccination plays in protecting the health of our children and families — and this year we’re reminding parents of the importance of staying up to date with routinely recommended vaccines, even during COVID-19. As a parent, you want to protect your little…

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Your Health with NEW Health – colorectal cancer screening

March 11, 2021

Dr. Robby Riddle talks about the importance of colorectal screening in this video. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults aged 50-75 be screened for colorectal cancer. The decision to be screened after age 75 should be made on an individual basis. If you are aged 76-85, ask your doctor if you should…

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Loon Lake Health Association donates building to NEW Health.

March 1, 2021

The Loon Lake Health Association (LLHA), incorporated in 1990, had a vision of ensuring healthcare was available in their local community. Their vision continues as LLHA generously donated the building that was leased to NEW Health to provide healthcare services in Loon Lake. The LLHA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and NEW Health is a private…

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NEW Health providers receive COVID-19 vaccination

January 11, 2021

As part of Phase 1a of the vaccine rollout to healthcare workers, first responders and residents of long-term care facilities, NEW Health staff are in the process of the 2-dose vaccination to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and end the pandemic. NEW Health is also working closely with the DOH and Northeast Tri-County Health…

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Depression and the holidays

December 10, 2020

Dr. Robby Riddle talks about depression and the holidays. This holiday season is without a doubt going to be different for most of us. With COVID-19 cases on the rise, updated state mandates restricting activities and the holidays upon us – remember you are not alone. *If you cannot be with family or friends during…

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Welcome Alexis Peters, ARNP

December 3, 2020

Alexis began her career as a Registered Nurse with NEW Health in 2015 and soon decided that she wanted to continue her education to further serve her local communities as a practicing provider. While continuing to work as an RN, and raising her family, she returned to school earning a master’s degree in Nursing in…

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