Chaplaincy Closes Behavioral Health Program to Focus on Hospice Services

Chaplaincy Health Care, a local non-profit providing hospice care, grief support, and spiritual comfort has decided to discontinue its Behavioral Health program, effective May 31, 2021.

Chaplaincy Behavioral Health served the Tri-Cities community since 2013 aimed at meeting the mental health needs of the underserved Medicare and Medicaid populations. The decision to close the program is a result of the inability to build and sustain a solid counseling foundation and business model that could effectively impact the needs in the community without overburdening the financial resources of the agency.

Bob Rosselli, interim executive director said, “We sincerely regret this decision but the growing needs in our hospice program require that we reprioritize and focus on hospice and hospice related services. The impact of this decision on staff, clients and providers is very real to us and we will do everything we can to make the transition as supportive as possible.”

The other services Chaplaincy Health Care offers including hospice, grief care for adults and children (Cork’s Place), contract chaplains and Repeat Boutique thrift stores will not be affected by the change.
Clients in the Behavioral Health program were notified via mail the week of May 3 about the closure of the program and the steps that need to be taken. Current patients are encouraged to call Chaplaincy Health Care with any questions or concerns. We can be reached at (509) 783-7416, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.

Chaplaincy Health Care is a non-profit agency whose mission is to serve others with exemplary spiritual, emotional and physical care. They guide, comfort and care for people experiencing serious illness, end of life, and loss. Learn more at www.ChaplaincyHealthCare.Org