25.1% of Columbia County residents smoke as opposed to a State average of 18%, and as a result we have more residents suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ). These chronic illnesses are either directly linked to, or made worse by, tobacco use. Additionally, the financial burden of tobacco use cannot be ignored with smokers spending between $1,590.00 and $3,276.00 annually on tobacco products alone. This doesn't take into account associated healthcare costs which can be an additional $3,200.00 a year. If you would like to speak to one of our providers on ways to quit smoking, please call our Clinic in Waitsburg at 509.337.6311 or in Dayton at 509.382.2531. Be sure to take advantage of our new Saturday hours! We are now available 10:00 - 2:00 on Saturdays.
Dayton General Hospital was established in 1960 with the vision of providing high quality healthcare to the local community. DGH is a Public Hospital District with a Critical Access Hospital designation. Our primary service areas include Dayton, Waitsburg, Starbuck, and surrounding areas. Columbia County Health System is comprised of Columbia Family Clinic, Waitsburg Clinic, Booker Rest Home, and Dayton General Hospital. Our Rural Health Clinics are here for your primary care needs, 5 days a week. We are staffed with 4 primary care, medical doctors, and three mid-levels. Booker Rest Home is a 49 Bed, long term care, skilled nursing facility.