Treatment Services is open. Questions? Call (253) 798-6576.
MedsFirst is open. Questions? Call (253) 798-3502.
We can help you.
Are you ready to start your path toward recovery? Our medication assisted treatment provides hope and support.
- Medication assisted treatment.
- Substance use disorder treatment. Includes outpatient mental health help.
- Group and individual counseling.
- Ongoing care and follow-up.
- Resource and referrals.
- Dosing—Monday through Friday, 5-11:30 a.m. and Saturday, 5-8:30 a.m.
- Clinic—Monday through Friday, 5 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Front Desk/General Questions
Contact Ruby Fierroz at email@example.com or (253) 798-6576.
Contact Ursula Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-3531.
Contact Candy Nelson at email@example.com or (253) 798-6551.
Walk in to the lower level of Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and ask for services.
- Stop Opioid Abuse.
- Stop Opioid Overdose.
- Opiod Overdose brochure—also available in Spanish.
- Avoid Overdose poster—also available in Spanish.
- Overdose response.
- Overdose response training video.
- Find naloxone near you to reverse the effects of an overdose.
- Standing order to dispense naloxone.
- Medical Record Request.
- Washington Recovery Helpline.
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
- Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- 211 United Way.
What is methadone? Is it safe?
Are there any openings for new patients in the clinic?Yes! We have openings now.
How do I get started in treatment?
You can take these steps:
You need a letter from the doctor who prescribes your opiates. This is called a documentation of addiction..
You must leave a urine sample.
You can contact Ruby Fierroz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-6576.
How long does it take to get on the clinic?
Usually about 2 weeks, but don’t let that stop you from contacting us. There is always a chance to come in as a standby.
For more details, you can contact Ruby Fierroz at email@example.com or (253) 798-6576.
How long does treatment last?
Our Methadone Program is long-term. It is NOT a detox program. Some of our patients have been on the clinic for many years (2-20). It is based on your needs. The length of time can vary dramatically.
How do I pay for treatment? What are my options?
NOTE: Some exclusion may apply.
*Check with your insurance plan (Kaiser, Aetna, Cigna, Premera, etc.) to see if we are included in your network or can be added to your benefits.
For more details, you can contact Rebekah Jackson-Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 798-3531.
What is the Early Worker Program? How does it work?
It is for clients who have activities like school or work in the morning. It allows you to receive your medication, leave a UA or see clinicians.
If qualified, we will give you a card once a quarter that allows you to fast track the lines. You can check in for urinalysis and dosing between 5-6:30 a.m.
Is there a Mental Health Program on-site? What does it offer?
Our program offers supportive mental health help. This includes:
We are not a certified mental health evaluation center. Our services do not include Mental Health Evaluations, as required by the court or any other supervised program.
- Group therapy.
- Individual therapy.
- Case management. This includes referrals for crisis intervention and referrals for psychiatric medication management.
Can I receive Medication Management in the Mental Health Program?We do not supply this service,. We do offer referrals, including psychiatric care.
Does the Health Department offer courtesy dosing?Yes!