Moses Lake Community Health Center Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Moses Lake Community Health Center (“MLCHC”) regarding its recent data breach. The MLCHC data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to over 1,100 individuals.


MLCHC is a non-profit, community-driven healthcare organization based in Washington. Founded in 1978, MLCHC provides comprehensive primary health care services for families, with a special focus on the underserved and migrant farmworkers.2 Accordingly, MLCHC’s care services include dental and endodontic, women’s health, medical imaging, behavioral health, laboratory, pharmacy, nutrition, and maternity support services. Headquartered in Moses Lake, Washington, MLCHC has three additional locations in Washington and employs over 300 individuals.


In September 2023, MLCHC discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, MLCHC determined that an unauthorized party may have accessed this sensitive information via two employee email accounts between July 26, 2023, and September 19, 2023. On January 8, 2024, MLCHC began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information potentially exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license number
  • Employee health insurance information
  • Patient identification number
  • Medical information (e.g., dates of service, treatment/diagnosis information, lab results, provider name)

If you received a breach notification letter from Moses Lake Community Health Center:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the MLCHC data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Moses Lake Community Health Center:
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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