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Wellness Center

Our Mission:

To work for a safer and healthier environment by providing quality healthcare to the community in an environment that respects human privacy and dignity while promoting individual/family wellness, and by supporting a meaningful interaction with the community to enhance clinic development and to meet changing health care needs.


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The Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center is a full-service family practice clinic that has been serving Chehalis tribal members since 1979. Services are provided from a newly constructed, modern 17,400 sq ft facility built in 2006. The facility has 12 exam rooms, triage and trauma area, digital radiology services, and a large dental clinic.

Services and Programs:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Behavioral Health
  • Substance Abuse Program with IOP/OP groups
  • Purchased Referred Care (PRC)
  • Pharmacy
  • Diabetic Counseling
  • WIC
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Community Health Services
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry
  • Mobile Mammography
  • Urgent Care (Monday-Friday, walk-in)

The Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center provides a variety ambulatory care, dental and wellness services to registered members of a Federally Recognized Native American or Alaskan Tribe. We also provide services to the Tribal Employees and their immediate family members, who carry the Tribal Health Plan (SHASTA).

Our Wellness Center has an Urgent Care Wing that provides urgent care services, daily. In addition to a full-service pharmacy, offered only to members who are enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe and who have established primary care with one of our providers. Prescriptions for Direct Care patients are not allowed.

The Chehalis Tribe constructed a 50,000 sq ft Community Center in 2009. The Community Center adds to the health services available to tribal members by providing a multitude of programs and events that foster community health and physical activity. The facility has a 1,767 sq ft swimming pool, two gymnasiums, a workout room, and educational classrooms for both children and adults. The large facility provides gathering space for many tribal events including basketball tournaments, youth activities, and community health fairs.




21 Niederman Road
Oakville, WA 98568

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Clinic & Urgent Care hours:

Monday – Friday
8 AM – 4:30 PM

MAIN NUMBER: 360-273-5504

Meet the team:

Denise Ross, Director
Meghan Walker, Business Office Manager
Scarlett Romero, Front Desk
Heather Williams, Front Desk
Debbie Shortman, Eligibility/PRC
Harry Pickernell Jr., Transportation
Sandra Burnett, Coding/Billing
Health Owenby, Coding/Billing
Lydia Klatush-Fromm, Billing
Christina Rolfe, Quality Improvement
Christina Hicks, Community Wellness
John Williams, CAC/LAB
Amanda Lawton, RN
Melissa Clatone, LPN
Sandra Dickenson, LPN
Cre Toadpipe, LPN
Dr. Whipple
Dr. Chau
Dr. Nelson, Pediatrician
Dr. Behre, Podiatrist
Rita Mercer, ARNP
Jessica Small, ARNP
Jennifer O’Brien, ARNP
Cathy Visser, Dietician
Debbie Gardipee-Reye, WIC (SPIPA)

DENTAL 360-709-1659
Dr. Nguyen, Dentist
Kristi Burke, Hygienist
Tia Coulter, Dental Assistant
Melinda Boire, Dental Assistant
Althea Youckton, Dental Reception

PHARMACY 360-709-1673
Jeremy Brown, Pharmacist
Health K. Williams, Pharmacist
Terri Farrier, Pharmacy Assistant

URGENT CARE 360-709-1725
Lori Sobolesky, Urgent Care Reception

Vanessa Youckton, BH Reception
Janet VanStegall, MAT Coordinator/Supervisor
Rodney Boyd, Peer Support
Matthew McIver, Counselor
Kelli Smith, Counselor
Melody Dady, SUDP
Danielle Taylor, SUDP

HEALING HOUSE 360-709-1677
Erica Pickernell, Healing House Reception
Alicia Medina, Crime Victim Advocate

The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

Call information at +1 (360) 273-5911.
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