Dangers of Vaping: The Facts.

Vaping: The Facts
The bottom line: Vaping is NOT safe, especially for youth.

What is a vape?
Vaping devices (also known as “vapes” and “vape pens”) are electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. These are battery-powered devices that heat…

2023 National Health Center Week


Moses Lake, WA, August 10, 2023,  MLCHC kicked off this National Health Center Week (NHCW) with social media reminders of what our CHCs do for the Grant County community and how important Community Health…

Risks of Sun Exposure

Risks of Sun Exposure

Can you really get cancer from the sun?
YES! Ultraviolet (also known as UV) rays from the sun damage the DNA in our skin cells, which can lead to skin cancer. 

What kind of…

Ephrata Community Dental Clinic is getting a new location!







MONDAY, MAY 8, 2023

Ephrata, WA, May 8, 2023, Ephrata Community Dental Clinic’s 5-month renovation kicks off next month. The Dental Clinic previously announced the purchase of the Ahrend Law building…

How Vaccines Work

Do you know why we sometimes give you shots when you come in for your yearly check-up? If not, then keep reading to learn!

To understand how vaccines work, you’ll need a brief understanding of the immune system first: 

  • Our bodies have many ways…

Stress Awareness

What is stress?
Stress is the physical or mental response to an external factor, such as having an important test to study for or having an illness. A stressor can be something that happens just once (such as a car accident) or can happen repeatedly over a long time (such…

Dental Health - Cavities

One of the most common dental problems in children is cavities (in medical terms these are called dental caries). 








What is a cavity? 

  • Cavities are permanently damaged areas in…

Dental health and the rest of your body

Relationship of Oral Health to Systemic Health
February may be “National Children’s Dental Health Month,” but adult dental health is just as important!

Oral health (meaning the health of your mouth and teeth) and systemic health (meaning the health of the rest of…

Blood Pressure

We all know that our blood pressure is checked when we see a medical provider, but most people don’t truly understand what that number represents or why it is important.

What is blood pressure?

Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood through blood…

Ankle Sprains

What is an ankle sprain?

  • There are tough bands of tissue called ligaments that hold the bones together in the ankle. A sprain occurs when you roll your ankle too far inward or outward and stretch 1 or more of those ligaments too far. This causes pain,…


The Quincy Student Health and Wellness Center will be open for all types of appointments on the following dates:

  • Monday 8/15
  • Wednesday 8/17
  • Monday 8/22
  • Wednesday 8/24

The QSHWC will resume normally scheduled hours starting on August 29.…