Pierce: Health / Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan
1220 Eastside SE, PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: (800) 826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income. Covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)
Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (800) 325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on the individuals's income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)
Toll Free: (866)272-7630
Web: fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa/Eligibility/HWD.htm
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks - County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division
PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: (360) 902-8070
Web: www1.dshs.wa.gov/mentalhealth/rsnmap.shtml
The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

Multicare Home Care
315 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 572-2323
Composed of six divisions: Transitional Care/Case Management, Adult Day Programs, Home Health Care, Maternal/Child Programs, In-Home Infusin Therapy, Hospice and Palliative Care, Grief and Loss Counseling.

CHCDS Heath Care Clinics Central Office for Clinics
Phone: (253) 597-4550
Provides fairly comprehensive care to low-income persons and are open 40 hours per week. For information about patient eligibility and services provided call Central Office for clinic numbers. They will accept medical coupons and Basic Health Insurance Plans.

Mulitcare Home Health
P.O. Box 5200
Tacoma, WA 98415-0200
Phone: (253) 403-1825
Teams of registered and licensed practical nurses, therapists, social workers, dietitians and home health aides offer individualized care for patients of all ages, and training and suupport for patients and caregivers.

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department/Community Health Nurses
3629 South D Street
Tacoma, WA 98408
Phone: (253) 798-6403
Offers assessment, education and early intervention by community health nurses. Provides comprehensive health counseling to prenatal clients and to parents of children in the home and community. Prevention services primarily target low income and environmentally at-risk families.

Children with Special Health Care Needs: Mary Bridge Childrens' Health Center
311 South L Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 403-1265
Focuses on family centered, community based services for children to age 17. Community Health Nurses can help indentify needs. Linked to available community resources and coordinate health care services.

Community Health Care Adult Dental Clinic
1215 S. 11th Street
Tacoma, WA
Phone: (253) 572-7002
Provides exams, x-rays, fillings and some root canals. They offer services to children and adults on DSHS.

Pierce College Dental Hygiene Clinic
9401 Far West Drive SW
Tacoma, WA
Phone: (253) 964-6694
Open to the general public. Services are limited to exams, e-rays and cleaning. Fees are reasonable. Medical coupons accepted.

DSHS Mental Health Division
Phone: (360) 902-8070
Toll Free: (800) 446-0259
The Mental Health Division of Washington State operates a system of care in the state for those people with the greatest need and least ability to meet that need. The system focuses on those with the most profound mental illnesses or mental health crises who do not have the personal financial resources to access care.

Pierce County Mental Health Administrations
215 South 36th Street
Tacoma, WA 98418
Phone: (253) 798-4926
Plans and administers state funded programs for children and adults with severe persisitent mental illness. Manages the Medicaid managed care program. Direct services are provided by contracts with non-profit agencies.