Our Community

Our mission is to ensure a comprehensive range of high-quality care to best meet the needs of the people in our service area.  We continuously seek to stay involved in our communities.  Below are some highlights of various community events and some tips on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

NEW Health Lake Spokane Pharmacy

NEW Health Lake Spokane is now offering courtesy mailing of medications to our patients to support their prescription needs through our on-site pharmacy in Chewelah.

PRESS RELEASE – NEW Health Expanding Dental Access in Colville


NEW Health Expanding Dental Access in Colville

Colville residents will soon have increased access to dental services thanks to the upcoming expansion of NEW Health Colville Dental. NEW Health’s Colville dental expansion is made possible with an appropriation from the Washington State capital budget. This expansion project builds on the already comprehensive services of the NEW Health Colville Clinic, including medical and pharmacy; and expands dental to add more operatories. “We are excited to be expanding in Colville,” states Desiree Sweeney, NEW Health Chief Executive Officer, “we have already outgrown our dental location and expanding services ensures that more community members have access to high quality dental care.” NEW Health Colville has also recently purchased lots at its current location to expand parking, and it is pursuing locations for this expansion project. NEW Health appreciates the continued support of Senator Short, Legislator Maycumber and Legislator Kretz in dental access for District 7.



NEW Health Coming to Newport

Expansion of NEW Health to South Pend Oreille County Expected Soon Newport, Washington. Through its participation in the Pend Oreille Health Coalition, NEW Health has realized there are gaps in care in southern Pend Oreille County, especially as it relates to dental care, and wants to be part of the solution. NEW Health has purchased land in Newport, with the expectation that it will soon add services in Newport to expand access to care. NEW Health hopes to come alongside the existing services in Pend Oreille County to be a part of the solution to ensure that all residents have the health care access they need. NEW Health Programs Association (NEW Health) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that has served the Tri-County area for over forty (40) years. We currently have eight (8) medical clinics, three (3) dental clinics, and two (2) pharmacies across Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Ferry counties. NEW Health currently has a clinic in Ione, in north Pend Oreille County. NEW Health believes in providing high quality health care services for all residents within the communities we serve. As an FQHC, we also believe that all people deserve access to health care regardless of their financial means or personal situation. NEW Health accepts many insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, uninsured, and self-pay individuals and families. We also offer a sliding fee discount for those the qualify based on family size and income. Want more information? – go to www.newhp.org. We look forward to becoming a part of your community.

Dr. Robby Riddle

NEW Health  Lake Spokane Community Health Center is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Robby Riddle to our Family Practice. Dr. Riddle, received his Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of Health Services in Bethesda, Maryland in 1995.  He received his Bachelors of Science Degree, Physician Assistant degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1986.  With over 30 years experience in the medical field, Dr. Riddle is looking forward to treating the medical needs of the Nine Mile Falls community where he is also a resident.

Silent Auction Springdale Dental mobile building

ALL bids are due by midnight Monday, May 13, 2019 Submit to NEW Health attn Scott Brookover 509 E. Main Ave / P.O. Box 808 Chewelah, WA 99109 or scottb@newhp.org  Questions contact Scott Brookover at 509-935-6001 x304. Showings will be on May 3rd and May 10th from 8am to noon.              Address: 105 N. 2nd Street, Springdale, WA 99173.  Mobile Description: 2001 14' x 60' Whitley Evergreen, Inc mobile office /  Zone 3   /  4 axles with tires still attached  /   2 additions 1) 12' x 24' 1) 12' x 28'  /   2 covered handicap ramps.  All HVAC components stay with the mobile.  NEWHP will disconnect all utilities.  Buyer responsible for dismantling additions and moving building by Monday, June 3, 2019.                

Lillian Smith, ARNP

NEW Health Programs Association's Lake Spokane Community Health Center is excited to announce the addition of Lillian Smith, ARNP to our Family Practice. Lillian Smith, ARNP, received her Master of Nursing from Washington State University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Sacramento State University. Lillian is well trained in the treatment of acute care and chronic illnesses. She has a strong work ethic and clinical skills from 24 years of nursing experience. Lillian enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, and volunteering for Pet Partners.

2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Breast cancer is one of the most common type of cancers in the U.S. Statistics show about 1 in 8 women born today in the U.S. will get breast cancer at some point in their life. Breast cancer deaths continue to decline thanks to increased awareness and early detection through regular screening. If you have not scheduled your well-women exam yet, make your appointment today! Encourage your mother, daughter, sister, or friend to schedule one as well. Screening saves lives!

2018 Outstanding Outreach & Enrollment

Please join us in congratulating our Outreach Specialist, Angela Ward, for receiving the 2018 Outstanding Outreach & Enrollment medallion from Washington Association of Community & Migrant Health Centers. This medallion is awarded to Certified Navigators in recognition of excellent customer service and dedication to assisting community members obtain and maintain their insurance coverage.   November 1, 2018, marks the beginning of Angela’s 6th open enrollment year in assisting the patients of NEW Health Programs Association (NEWHP).  Her experience makes her an expert in her field, and NEWHP is honored to have her as our Outreach Specialist! If you need help with obtaining, maintaining or renewing your plan, please call Angela at (509) 935-6001 Ext. 217 or email her at angelaw@newhp.org. CONGRATULATIONS, ANGELA!

Express Care Services

Our Colville Community Health Center is now offering Express Care Services  Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please call (509) 684-1440.

National Back To School Month

August is “National Back to School” month! With summer winding down, that means it’s that time of year for parents to begin their annual back to school preparations. Many parents use August to prepare for the school year and cross many tasks off their lists including gathering school supplies, organizing schedules, shopping for new clothes, and converting the mindset from summer vacation to the new school routine. It’s also a perfect time to schedule your well child exam, dental exams, and sports physicals. Make your appointment today at one of our Community Health Centers (CHC)/Dental Clinics (CDC): Selkirk CHC: (509) 442-3514; Loon Lake CHC (509) 233-8412; Chewelah CHC (509) 935-8424; Northport CHC (509) 732-4252; Colville CHC/CDC (509) 684-1440; Lake Spokane CHC (509) 464-3627; Lake Spokane CDC (509) 464-0002; Springdale CHC (509) 258-4234; Springdale CDC (509) 258-7543.

Springdale Parade and Showcase In the Park

Staff from the Springdale Community Health Center and Dental Clinic participated in the Springdale community Showcase in the Park and parade Saturday, July 21. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth – we enjoyed visiting with you at this fun event! If you are interested in making an appointment or learning more about our Health Center or Dental Clinic, please call: Health Center: (509) 258-4234 Dental Clinic: (509) 258-7543.

Lake Spokane Community Health Center 4th of July Event

Our Lake Spokane Community Health Center and Dental Clinic attended the 4th of July event in Suncrest Washington. Everyone had a great time! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Booth. It was great visiting with everyone! If you are interested in making an appointment or learning more about our Health Center or Dental Clinic, please call: Health Center: (509) 464-3627 Dental Clinic: (509) 464-0002

Selkirk Community Health Expo

Our Selkirk Community Health Expo was held at the Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls on Saturday, March 10. The weather was perfect, and what a treat to tour the Cutter Theatre. Several vendors attended, and everyone had a great time! Thank you to everyone who attended.

Home & Garden Show Booth

Our Chewelah Community Health Center set up an informational booth at the Chewelah Home & Garden Show Saturday, March 24, at Gess Elementary.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by and visited our booth!

The tee shirts worn in both pictures are in support of Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, which is recognized in March.   If you are between the ages of 50 - 75, have you been screened?

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