Thurston County Receives Fifth Straight Clean Audit

Thurston County received a clean audit from the State Auditor’s Office for the fifth straight year.   “Clean audits are a credit to our sound policies and meticulous and talented staff,” said Mary Hall, Thurston County Auditor. The county auditor’s office overseas financial services for all of county government. “Clean audits should be a regular occurrence for Thurston County,” she said.…

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing

Effective immediately,  DispatchHealth will be expanding services to include asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in senior living communities. Eligibility includes: Seniors who are moving into a community Seniors that are changing their level of living (moving from IL to AL or AL to MC) Known exposure Included in the change are expanded questions during the on boarding process to…

Thurston County Auditor’s Office Offering Drive Through Voter Services During Pandemic at South Puget Sound Community College

Thurston County residents can register to vote, get a replacement ballot and vote without leaving their car. The Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division will be hosting their Voting Center at South Puget Sound Community College’s (SPSCC) Mottman Campus for the August primary and November general elections.   “We shifted to a drive-up model to protect employee and public…

Traffic Alert: Legion Way Striping Planned

The City’s contractor will be striping Legion Way beginning on Tuesday, July 14th, from Water Street to Franklin Street, weather permitting. Please watch for flaggers and expect intermittent closures and delays. Pedestrians traveling through the area are asked to continue to maintain proper social distancing and to not approach the construction crew or flaggers at…

Wear A Mask, Save A Business

It is our job at the Thurston County Chamber to do all that we can to help businesses prosper and keep the economic environment healthy in our community. As we all work to restore business activity in light of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, the recent increase in cases threatens to short-circuit the recovery…

South Sound Behavioral Hospital has officially opened our military unit!

We currently specialize in PTSD, trauma, addiction, co-curing disorders, and mood disorders with an up to 28-day stay. Service members will receive evidence-based, research-supported treatment provided by compassionate and skilled professionals – who are veterans themselves or have extensive military- related experience. Our Military Program Director, Christina Mitchell, served in the United States Army for…

South Sound Behavioral Hospital has launched our new Women’s Connection Program!

Through our specialized behavioral programs, our female-only groups allow women to bond, and connect, giving them support in knowing they are not alone in their mental illness and/or addiction. The Women’s Connection Program focuses on, but is not limited to: Trauma Building Trusting Relationships Conflict Resolution Women’s Empowerment Diversity & Inclusion Self-Esteem, Guilt/Shame, Perfectionism, etc.…

South Sound Behavioral Hospital is launching our Adolescent Unit in August 2020!

At South Sound Behavioral Hospital we are committed to supporting adolescents and their families as they transition to adulthood. Providing professional services that teach healthy coping mechanisms, our hospital is designed with a modern and inviting environment to care for patient’s needs. Adolescents can have mental disorders that interfere with daily life such as in…