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It can be hard finding medical providers that meet your needs and accept your insurance.

Statewide Medical Providers

Free and Charitable Clinics

Washington Healthcare Access Alliance provides a list of free and charitable clinics across Washington State.

Charity Care and Financial Assistance

Washington law requires hospitals to provide charity care and financial assistance to those who cannot afford to pay. Learn more about Washington charity care and financial assistance.

Sea Mar

Multiple Locations

Sea Mar provides sliding fee scale discounts for eligible patients, dependent on household size and annual income. To apply for sliding fee scale discounts, please bring proof of your annual household income to your visit.

Medical Teams International – Mobile Dental Clinics

Free clinics scheduled throughout Washington state, mostly in King and Pierce county. Check website for dates, types of care available and eligibility criteria.

Charitable Vision Care Organizations

Pierce County’s list of Free Eye Care Resources includes many national organizations and northwest organizations offering free eye exams, glasses, and other vision care.

Vision Care Providers Accepting Medicaid / Apple Health

Washington State Health Care Authority list of optical providers

King County Medical Providers

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Kitsap County Medical Providers

North Kitsap Fishline – Eyeglasses and Hearing Aides

19705 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo WA 98370

Through partnership with the Poulsbo Noon Lions service club, Fishline can help you apply for exams, prescriptions, glasses or new hearing aids. Please contact the Client Services team to learn how to apply.

Penninsula Community Health Services


Medical, dental, and pharmacy services provided at various locations throughout Kitsap County. Accepts Medicaid and can establish sliding scale payment for those without insurance.

Planned Parenthood Health Center

723 NE Riddell Road, Suite A, Bremerton, WA 98310

Abortion services, birth control, general health care, HIV testing, men’s health care, morning-after pill (emergency contraception), pregnancy testing & service, STD testing, treatment & vaccines, women’s health care.

Book appointment online or over the phone.

Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe Health Clinic

7550 Little Boston Road NE Kingston, WA 98346

Services for tribal members include primary care, dental, prevention health care, women’s health, children’s Well Child Checks and immunizations, referral authorization for CHS and BHP, and support with navigating insurance and billing.

Pierce County Medical Providers


Muliple Locations

Provides health care services to residents of Tacoma and other cities and towns in the South Sound.

CHI Franciscan Health – Saint Joseph Medical Center

1717 S J St Tacoma, WA 98405

Provides inpatient and outpatient medical services including diagnosis, care, and treatment for individuals. We offer discounts and other financial assistance for medically necessary services. To be eligible for this assistance, you must submit the necessary documents and meet established qualifications. For more information or to obtain an application

Visit our financial assistance page or call the Franciscan Regional Business Office at 253-396-6700. All inquiries are treated with respect and in confidence. Third-party coverage: we also provide help in obtaining payment from third parties such as Medicare and Medicaid. If you are eligible for Medicaid, but you are not currently signed up, we can help you apply.

Community Health Care

Serves patients through five medical and behavioral health clinics, four dental clinics, and four pharmacy locations throughout Pierce County. Patients without insurance are treated on a sliding-fee scale based on income and family size. Most private and public insurances are accepted including Apple Health and Medicare.

Bates Dental Clinic

1101 S Yakima, Rm E202A, Tacoma WA 98405

Provide exams, fillings, crowns, some extractions. All patients must have a complete new patient exam (exam and x-rays) before treatment can be performed. The Dental Clinic accepts Apple Health for adults insurance, and fees are generally less than what a private dental practice might charge. Fees are due at the time of service.

Christ Community Free Clinic

1 A St NW Auburn, WA 98001

Limited Dental Exams and Treatments that are walk-in first come first served; offered to all adults with no dental insurance and whose gross income is under 200% of the federal poverty level. We also connect patients whose dental care requires complex extractions with king county project access who provides their services at no charge. For more about what they are able to treat versus unable to treat, please go to their website. Bring in income documentation.

Excellent Dental Care Clinic

1212 S 11th St Suite 20 Tacoma, WA 98405

This is a dental clinic that specializes in dental care for children (under the age of 2) and families. Services provided include general dentistry, non-extraction orthodontics, preventive dentistry, TMD/TMJ treatment, and dental implants.

Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children

130 131st St S Tacoma, WA 98444

Provides services to all children (birth through 20 years of age), regardless of income. Accepts all forms of DSHS, most insurances – including TRICARE Dental (with no out of pocket costs for covered services for those with qualifying incomes) and uninsured children are seen on a sliding scale fee basis. Services include preventive care and education, comprehensive exams, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, sealants, space maintainers, permanent crowns, fluoride treatments and emergency care.

Pierce County vision providers that accept Medicaid

The Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center publishes a list vision care providers that accept Medicaid.

Skagit County Medical Providers

Skagit Valley Directory: Health Care Referral Services

Swinomish Dental Clinic

17395 Reservation Rd, La Conner

Provides services to eligible patients in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral disease. Offerings include emergency care, preventative services, oral surgery (extractions), and restorative procedures (fillings, crowns and bridges), root canal procedures, and prosthetics (dentures)

Veterans Dental Van Program


Provides mobile dental services for low-income veterans. Call for details.

From the Washington State Health Care Authority list of optical providers:

  • Island Optometry Clinic
    2419 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes
  • Mount Vernon Vision Source
    1616 N. 18th, #104, Mount Vernon
  • Sedro-Woolley Vision Center
    823 Murdock St., Sedro-Wooley

More Healthcare & Safety Guides

Healthcare & Insurance Guide

Learn more about insurance options during and after incarceration including Medicaid / Apple Health, Medicare, private insurance, and organizations that will help you find insurance.


Healthcare FAQ

This extensive set of questions covers how to find, apply for, and use health insurance, including reduced fee and free options.

Mental & Behavioral Health

Numerous 24-hour hotlines for immediate support and organizations throughout Washington supporting people with mental and behavioral health services.


Substance Use & Addiction Support

Many organizations and hotlines are available to support you with substance use problems, needle exchanges, and other addiction issues such as gambling.