Columbia Basin Health Association


Hometown Healthcare. Big City Innovation.
We live out our mission statement everyday as we deliver our full range of services to people throughout Central Washington.
Mission Statement: It is our mission to provide equal access to quality health care to all persons regardless of age, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, or the ability to pay.
Vision Statement: We will be a model of excellence in patient satisfaction in community and migrant health care and a community leader in initiating and developing collaborative relationships.

Our History

CBHA was founded by a group of community citizens who wanted to guarantee equal access to health care to all people living and working within Othello’s trade area. In late 1971, a small group of concerned people gathered to brainstorm solutions to the healthcare crisis created by the growth of population, lack of physicians and low reimbursement to medical providers from public assistance. They wanted to find a way to financially support the medically indigent and to respond to the special needs of the migrants and seasonal farm workers and bring preventive medicine and educational programs to their doorsteps.

This small group found a lot of opposition to their vision, but continued to push forward. Their struggle made national news and finally perseverance paid off. The clinic opened with one staff physician working out of four exam rooms, and the first patient was seen in August 1973. We now support three clinics in Adams. Grant and Franklin County and offer a full range of services including Medical, Dental, Eye Care, Behavioral Health, and Family Service programs. Our paradigm of Family Medicine has proven to be exceedingly successful and obviously fills a health care void in rural Central Washington.

At Columbia Basin Health Association, our service area covers 3,687 square miles. This area includes not only all of Adams County but the northern third of Franklin County and the southern third of Grand County as well.

We are aware of and engaged with the specific challenges these patient populations face, especially when they reside in remote, rural areas where there is a shortage of health professionals. That is why Columbia Basin Health Association has established three extensively-outfitted and meticulously staffed clinics in our service area.

Our CBHA clinics offer a wide spectrum of different health services, ranging from primary care services, dental care, and mental health programs. Our goal at every one of our locations is to fulfill a critical role in the lives our patients and provide high-quality outpatient care they can trust.

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