Columbia Basin Health Association (CBHA) has a mission of providing healthcare to all persons regardless of age, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin or the ability to pay. Based on information supplied by CBHA roughly 50% of their client base is made up of seasonal migrant workers; a majority of which is best served in a language other than English. In order to meet the needs of this population CBHA plans to build a new campus in Othello, WA. The campus will include a 70,000 square foot primary and multi-specialty clinic, as well as workforce supportive housing, community and wellness center and retail space. The proposed NMTC financing will support the construction of the primary ad multi-specialty clinic only; the other campus units will be separately financed and built by the same development team.
The project will be located in an area with 2 primary distress criteria and 2 secondary distress criteria, including Federal designation as a medically underserved area and designation as a Health Professional Shortage Area. The project will combine two existing facilities in Othello into a modernized facility providing 100 points of care and enabling CBHA to attract and accommodate new primary and specialty care providers currently unavailable. These new specialties include: mammography, orthopedics, physical therapy, ENT and dermatology. The campus will also serve to promote their student and resident training programs with current rotations in medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy. As designed the new building will house these specialty suites as well as: women’s health, family medicine, pediatrics, urgent care, imaging and laboratory, pharmacy and a café.