Awards and Certifications

Tri-Cities Community Health has earned recognition as a Patient-Centered Medical Home.

What does this mean for you, our patients?

“The patient-centered medical home promises to improve health and health care,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane.  “The active, ongoing relationship between a patient and a physician in medical homes fosters an all-too-rare goal in care:  Staying healthy and preventing illness in the first place. Recognition shows that TCCH Pasco Medical has the tools, systems and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time.”

Tri-Cities Community Health is an Autism Center of Excellence (COE)

Elizabeth Vossenkemper, a pediatric nurse practitioner with TCCH is a certified Autism COE Provider and offers many services to those in our community affected by autism or other developmental delays.

What autism related services are available at TCCH?

  • Autism/Developmental Screenings
  • Comprehensive Autism Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Resource information
  • Therapy Referrals (applied behavioral analysis (ABA), speech, occupational, physical, counseling)
  • Ongoing medical care for children on the autism spectrum
  • Medication management
  • Behavioral medicine services
  • Continued education and advocacy

What is autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and problem-solving abilities of people with ASD can range from gifted to being significantly challenged in many aspects of their life.

Core characteristics of autism: People with ASD often have problems with social, emotional, and communication skills. They might repeat certain behaviors and might not want change in their daily activities. Many people with ASD also have different ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to things.

How to get an appointment:

Option 1 (preferred method):

  1. See your primary care provider to discuss concerns and obtain a referral to “Tri-Cities Community Health” with “Elizabeth Vossenkemper, CPNP”.
  2. TCCH will contact you to make an appointment for an initial screening/intake visit.
  3. Bring any prior IEPs, screenings or other pertinent documentation/ medical records with you to the visit.

*Option 2:

*Some insurance carriers will require a PCP referral

  1. Call us directly at 509-547-2204 and state that you would like your child to be seen for an “autism screening”.
  2. Bring any prior IEPs, screenings or other pertinent documentation/ medical records with you to the visit.

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