Accountable Community of Health

Olympic Community of Health (OCH) is an accountable community of health (ACH), one of nine in the state, designed to be able to address the major health priorities in our region, focusing on health equity and social determinants of health. … Continued

Navigators Working Extended Hours

Calling all Night Owls!!!!!! Our Affordable Care Act Navigators will be working Extended Hours at our 6th Street and Wheaton clinics on Mondays starting December 7, 2015 through January 25, 2016. (Open Enrollment ends January 31, 2016.) If you need … Continued

Olympic Community of Health

Update on the Olympic Community of Health Guest blog by Barbara Malich   The Olympic Community of Health (OCH) is moving through the early formative steps required by the Washington State Health Care Authority and currently we are defining a … Continued

Washington Health Benefit Exchange Customer Support Program

Kitsap Public Health District to continue as local lead organization for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange Customer Support Program   KITSAP COUNTY, WA– The Washington Health Benefit Exchange announced this week the selection of the Kitsap Public Health District to … Continued

National Health Center Week Video Contest Submission

Peninsula Community Health Services Clinic Coordinators put together a great video of the services PCHS offers and submitted it to the National Health Center Week video contest. Here’s their wonderful and informative creation:

HPV Vaccine

HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention: Protect Your Kids If there were a vaccine against cancer, wouldn’t you get it for your child? The HPV vaccine prevents cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common infection. Doctors recommend the HPV … Continued

The Dental Checkup

• By Krisha McCoy, MS | Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH Maintaining good oral health is important to your overall health as well. Learn what to expect from a basic dental checkup. You can help protect … Continued

Saying Goodbye

I’m saying Good-bye after 22 years! Retirement comes the end of July for Barb Malich, CEO. As I look back over the years it is with very mixed emotions—looking back at how far we have come, I’m filled with pride. … Continued

Warfarin/Coumadin Patient Support

Why we work so hard to support our patients on Warfarin/Coumadin   Warfarin (Coumadin) is a medication that is prescribed for patients that have blood clots or heart conditions that can lead to blood clots. Warfarin can be a dangerous … Continued

Dental Care for a Beautiful Smile

By Peter Jaret Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD Given all the chewing, crunching, biting, and gnashing they do, our teeth are surprisingly resilient. Still, everyday wear and tear and the natural aging process take a toll. Here’s what happens to … Continued

ReThink The Way We Drink

Dr. Mike Evans, a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, and a research team led by Dr. Katharine Bradley of Group Health, put together this informative video about society’s views on alcohol and … Continued

Infectious Disease Spotlight on Happiness

Infectious Disease Spotlight on Happiness A warm smile, a compliment, and positive energy infect every person you spread it to. As caregivers we work hard to infect all our patients with happiness even though many are coming in probably not … Continued

Patient Voice

What’s this Patient Voice link all about? It seems everywhere you go there is a survey to fill out whether it’s about your coffee, your grocery shopping experience, or even your visit to the doctor.  Why is every business so … Continued

Why Do We Ask So Many Questions

Why do we ask so many questions? Today, more than ever, when you visit us you are asked a series of questions. Some of them are focused on preventive care and some are screening tools that give your provider insight … Continued

Whooping Cough aka Pertussis

Whooping Cough aka Pertussis What is Pertussis? It is a respiratory infection that is also known as Whooping Cough due to the characteristic sound of a whoop after a coughing attack when trying to breathe in. How is Pertussis spread? … Continued


Measles is the MOST contagious airborne illness. Vaccinated people are very well protected! Who’s at risk? Infants under 12 months of age (too young to be vaccinated) Any unvaccinated or under-vaccinated person born after 1957 Especially unvaccinated pregnant women Should … Continued

E-Cigarette Safety Tips

E-Cigarette Safety Tips Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become remarkably popular in the past few years. Most people believe that e-cigarettes not only are safer than cigarettes, but also are effective tools to aid in smoking cessation. Many are using e-cigarettes … Continued

Kids, Food, and Their Teeth

What your children eat can affect whether they grow up with healthy teeth. Click here for tips on helping your kids choose the right foods and beverages.

15 Myths and Facts About Cavities

Are children simply more likely to get cavities than adults? Is a cavity “no big deal” if it appears in a baby tooth? There are a lot of myths floating around about dental health. Click here for 15 myths and … Continued

Dental Sealants for Kids

If you’re a parent, you might be asked by a dentist whether you want dental sealants placed on your child’s teeth. So what is a sealant and how does it help prevent tooth decay? Get the answers here.

Navigating The Refill Process

Sometimes navigating the pharmacy refill system can be challenging. Here are some tips for making this process easier for you: Keep track of when you are getting low on your medications – consider marking it on the calendar Call the … Continued

Comedy Night: “Laughter Is The Best Medicine”

Get your tickets online here!! Don’t forget the PCHS “Laughter is the Best Medicine – Year of the Colon” Comedy Fundraiser Night with Eric Haines on Thursday, March 13th 5:30pm at McCormick Woods Club House in Port Orchard.

5 Important Tools for Good Dental Care

We all know how to brush our teeth, right? It’s something we’ve been taught since an early age and, most times, take for granted how important brushing and flossing is to our overall health. You not only need to brush … Continued

PCHS Tobacco statistics 2013

Tobacco use rate for PCHS patients has dropped again – now down to 35.6%! Out of 11,063 unique adult patients, 98% were screened at latest visit. Out of a chart audit of self reported tobacco users, 93% received an intervention … Continued