2022 DSHS News Releases

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DSHS Community Services Offices return to full in-person services

Mar 17 2022

DSHS Office of Communications, Norah West, 360-489-5587

OLYMPIA – After hearing feedback from customers, community advocates and staff about the challenges Washingtonians faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in accessing vital public services like food, cash and medical assistance, the Department of Social and Health Services reopened its Community Services Offices to full in-person services on Monday, Feb. 28. Read ...read the full news release

OLYMPIA – As part of a series of actions announced by Gov. Jay Inslee last month to ease the strain on hospitals and staff during the omicron surge, the Department of Social and Health Services is increasing the resources needed to transition non-COVID patients who no longer need acute care into long-term care facilities.

DSHS has contracted with 10 nursing homes ...read the full news release

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee signed two bills, House Bill 1732 and House Bill 1733, which make changes to the  ...read the full news release