Tacoma Adventist Community
Services provides food for people on
special diets, e.g. diabetes. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10:00
AM to 2:30 PM and located at 3108 Portland Ave., Tacoma. Call 272-8289 to
make an appointment.
Network distributes food to food banks and meal sites. Their web site
lists food banks, meal sites, meal deliveries, and shelters. Call 253-584-1040.
3. Fish Food Banks
providing food and emergency service referrals to people in need. Call
4. Healthcare for the Homeless:
Part of the Metropolitan Development Council, HCH partners
with Sea Mar Community Health Center and Greater Lakes Mental Health Center.
Primary health care clinics occur two times weekly at sites accessible to the
homeless, including nursing, dental, physician, psychiatric, and case management
services. An additional clinic is provided for victims of
violence. Other services include: case
management, hygiene, laundry and storage lockers. They are open Monday through
Thursday 8am to 4:30pm; Friday 8am to 3:30pm; Closed Weekends and Holidays.
They are located at: 2342 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, WA 98402. Call
253-627-5445 or 253-284-9023 for information.
5. Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community-based organization committed to
providing quality, comprehensive
human services to diverse communities, specializing in
service to Latinos throughout western Washington.
Metropolitan Development Council Medical Clinic: Health
Care for the Homeless
2342 Tacoma Ave S; Tacoma, WA 98402 Mon-Thur 8 am-4:30 pm; Fri 8 am-3:30 pm
Phone: (253) 627-5445;
Puyallup Clinic: 10217 - 125th Street Court E,
3rd Floor; Puyallup, WA 98373-2761
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
Medical Clinic: (253) 864-4550; Dental
Clinic: (253) 864-4760
Puyallup Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic:
12812 - 101st Avenue, Court E; Suite 202; Puyallup, WA 98373
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm; Wednesday: 8 am to 9 pm, medical only
Phone: (253) 864-4770
Tacoma Clinic: 1112 S Cushman Street;
Tacoma, WA 98405-3631
Monday through Friday: 8am to 5pm; Thursday: 8am to 9pm, medical only
Medical Clinic: (253) 593-2144;
Dental Clinic: (253) 280-9840
Tacoma Residential Treatment Center: 1415
Center Street; Tacoma, WA 98409-8210
Intensive in-patient treatment for drug addiction and alcoholism,
including services for Spanish-only clients
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year
Phone: (253) 280-9860
Tacoma Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic:
1516 S. 11 St.; Tacoma, WA 98405-3631
Outpatient mental health; Chemical dependency counseling and education
Services Offered to English and Spanish speaking adults:
Monday through Friday: 8am to 5pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am to 8pm, substance abuse only
Phone: (253) 396-1634
Clinic:14916 Washington Ave. SW,
Tillicum, WA 98498
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
6. If you need medical supplies, you can contact
the following groups which have some resources:
A. Partnerships for Prescriptions Assistance
(PPA) 1-888-477-2669 has been established by pharmaceutical companies to
help people on limited income receive insulin and diabetes
B. Washington Prescription Drug Program
(WPDP) 1-800-913-4146 is a prescription drug discount open to all
state residents who do not have drug insurance coverage or the insurance (e.g.
Medicare Part D) does not cover all their prescription drug needs.
C. Salvation Army Tacoma
and Salvation Army Puyallup 253-841-1491. On a one time basis
they will provide a voucher for must need prescriptions when free clinics are
D. All Saints Community Services at
253-848-2000 will help Puyallup residents with prescriptions.
E. Lakewood Area Shelter at
581-8689 will help Lakewood/Steilacoom residents with prescriptions.
F. Wal Mart, Walgreens, Safeway, Rite Aid and Fred
Meyers sell their own meter and strips. The cost for their meter and strips is
about half the cost compared to major pharmaceutical companies.
7. If you need medical assistance, which is not
life threatening and have no income, one of the
following free clinics can provide
basic medical care and some diabetes medication.
A. Neighborhood Clinic 253-627-6353
at 1323 South Yakima in the basement of Catholic Community Services, Tacoma.
Generally they are open on Monday & Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Free Clinic - Tacoma 253-370-3988
at Pacific Lutheran University- Facilities
Management 124th St South; Tacoma, WA 98447
Heading south on Pacific Avenue, turn right on 125th.
Continue three blocks and turn right again on Yakima Avenue. Yakima will jog
around and turn curve left and become 124th St. South. 124th will curve and on
the SW corner of the 124th/123rd corner is the Facilities Management Building
where the clinic is located. Parking is in the rear.
Click Here if you would like to see a map of the PLU campus.
Must be uninsured with one of the following chronic
conditions: diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol. Must be referred
by Neighborhood or Trinity Clinic.
NO WALK INS - Clinic Hours:
Wednesday 6-9 pm.
C. Trinity Neighborhood Clinic 253-272-8819
at 1615 - 6th Ave., Tacoma. Tues.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
8. The Community Health Care Clinics
offer medical, dental and foot care services on a sliding fee
scale and accept
medical coupons. You must call and make an appointment. As a patient you can
receive low cost prescriptions through their pharmacies.
Clinic: 1102 South "I" Street, Tacoma, WA 98405. . . . . . . . .253-597-3813
Clinic: 1708 East 44th. Street, Tacoma, WA 98404. .
. . . . . .253-471-4553
Clinic: 10510 Gravely Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 . . .253-589-7030
Clinic: 11225 Pacific
Ave. S., Parkland, WA 98444. . . . . . . . .253-536-2020
Clinic: 134 - 188th. Street South, Spanaway, WA
. . . . . . . . .253-847-2304
Lakewood Family Dental Clinic:
Gravelly Lake Dr SW; Lakewood, WA 98499.253-589-7188
Milgard Family Dental Clinic:
1708 E 44th; Tacoma, WA 98404
. . . . . . . .253-572-7002
Women's Health Clinic: 1708 E 44th; Tacoma, WA 98404. .
. . . . . . . . . .253-597-4163
Urgent Care Clinic:10510 Gravely Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 . . .253-589-7030
9. If you need help getting
health care insurance and/or paying for prescription drugs, contact the
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Consumer Hotline at
10. Washington Basic Health
11. Apple Health for Kids is a
Washington State initiative aimed at streamlining
applications for children’s healthcare coverage. 1-877-543-7669
Cell phone users:
Because Apple Health for Kids hot line is a national referral number,
from out-of-state cell phones will be routed back to the state with that area
You must call from a telephone with a
Washington State area code to
be directed to Washington State benefits.
Pierce County (253) 798-6451; Toll
Free (866) 798-6451
12. Client Outreach
(253) 798-6451 or 1-866-798-6451 is offered through the
Tacoma Pierce County
Health Department. This program assists people
in advocacy and
completing the paperwork to receive medical benefits.
Call them to learn what
healthcare benefits are available to you.
The Rescue Mission: 253-383-4493
provides healthy meals, shelter,
drug and alcohol
rehabilitation programs, education and job training skills
and other programs designed
to help people in challenging circumstances
make permanent life
Call United Way
Help Line at 211 or 1-877-211-9274 for housing, food
and, employment resources.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
for help with
food, medical care, prescriptions or cash assistance.