Applying for Apple Health coverage
In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. Apple Health provides preventative care, like cancer screenings, treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services. You can apply for free or low-cost Apple Health coverage year-round. For most people, Washington Apple Health is free, but some families may have to pay a monthly premium.
When you’re ready to apply, you’ll need this information:
Your household monthly income
Social Security numbers and dates of birth for each member of your household
Your immigration information, if that applies to you.
Free Covid-19 Mobile Testing
Mobile testing stations are in the community so people can get tested for COVID-19. These tests are free. Identification is not required. On-site staff can help you register. Results are available in five to seven days. Complete one form for each person getting tested.
Sea Mar Healthcare for the Homeless
1307 S 11th St.
Phone: (253) 682-2180
Showers, laundry, and for adults, a wide range of medical and dental care is available. Care is provided for patients of all ages, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation without regard to income, occupation, immigration status, or citizenship.
New Hope Mobile Outreach - South Hill Baptist
414 Spring St., Puyallup, WA 98372
Phone: (253) 845-0174
Serving all who are experiencing homelessness. Showers, laundry, clothing, phone charging, bus passes, and more are all available. The New Hope Resource Center offers a Mobile Resource Response Team that provides a laundry and shower trailer. These are all completely mobile and able to travel to where services are needed within Pierce County.
Primary Care Clinic Locations
Whether you need medical care for a sudden illness, help in managing a chronic condition, or straightforward preventive care, such as annual physicals, well-child check-ups, and immunizations, you can rely on your MultiCare primary care provider for the expert medical care you need to get well and stay healthy. Our neighborhood clinics offer convenient same-day or next-day appointments.
Primary Care at MultiCare Tacoma Family Medicine
521 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma WA 98405
Phone: (253) 792-6680
Primary care outpatient health clinic offers comprehensive health care services for the entire family. Works to build long-term relationships with patients to create continuity of care, from infancy through adulthood.
1323 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: (253) 627-6353
Offers free, urgent care, walk-in clinic which serves anyone who is unable to afford or access care. Provides at no charge to patients: medical exams, one-time prescription fills (no narcotics), x-rays, and/or labs as needed.
Tacoma Center YMCA
1144 Market St. Tacoma WA, 98402
Phone: (253) 597-6444
Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Y is dedicated to continuing to offer showers to those in need in our community. Our partnership launched in spring 2020 in response to COVID-19 restrictions, leaving many members of our community without homes who needed a place to shower every day. We limit the number of shower guests allowed at a time to follow guidelines for social distancing, hand-washing, and toilet use. Photo ID is required.