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DSHS Budgeting Has Cut Nurse Care

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YAKIMA, Wash.- More cutbacks and efforts to save money will be affecting people in the Yakima Valley.

The Department of Social and Health Services is cutting their family planning services. The DSHS offices in Yakima County offered nurse services in house for their clients but because of budget cuts, DSHS will be getting rid of their in house care.

Now clients who go to them for family planning will have to go to other clinics like Planned Parenthood.

"It was a convenience for us to have them co-located and now that they're not going to be here it will be one more hand off that clients will have to take to get the services they need for family planning," said John Olivas, from the Region 2 office.

Employees say they'll be working on compiling a list of referral clinics. They hope to be able to re-acquire the nurse positions in the future.

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