Resources

The following resources are offered to assist parents in locating organizations that provide information on health and treatment options.

 

 

American Academy of Pediatrics ADHD information

Information and resources for family and community about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) in children.

American Heart Association

Education about fighting heart disease and stroke with information regarding prevention, treatment, and recovery.
CDC HPV vaccination information

Facts, diagnosis, treatment, and resources about the disease Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
CDC MRSA questions and answers

Facts about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and answers to commonly asked questions about preventing the spread of MRSA skin infections.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information on how to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Sponsored by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Community Health Care

Provides comprehensive primary medical and dental care to families with or without insurance in the greater Tacoma and Pierce County area.

In addition, care is provided through a Women's Health Clinic, a Domestic Violence Clinic, Health Care for the Homeless, and Foot Care for Seniors.

Those without insurance are treated on a sliding fee scale based on income, family size, and services provided.

F.E.A.S.T

F.E.A.S.T. (Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment of eating disorders) is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.

Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup

Good Samaritan Hospital provides comprehensive services, from the Family Birth Center to the Children’s Therapy Unit; from superior emergency care to extensive in-patient physical therapy.
Good Samaritan Hospital Mobile Health - Immunization Schedules

The Good Samaritan Hospital Mobile Unit Immunization schedule and contact information.

KidsHealth

Doctor-approved and jargon-free health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

Separate Web areas for kids, teens, and parents.

Mayo Clinic

Medical information, tools, and services. Includes sections on diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions, healthy living, and more.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Information and resources on drug abuse, from detecting and responding to emerging drug abuse trends and understanding how drugs work in the brain and body to developing and testing new treatment and prevention approaches.

ParentHelp123

Information regarding a program that helps Washington State families apply for health and food programs, and locate resources in their local communities. Site also contains health information for pregnant women, parents of new babies, and families with children.

Safe Kids Worldwide

A nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injury through accidents such as motor vehicle crashes, fires, drowning, poisoning and falls. The Web site is geared toward providing a safe environment for children, with numerous links for parents, teachers, and nurses.

SeaMar Medical and Dental Clinics

10217 125th Street Court East in Puyallup
(253) 864-4550

 

The clinics provide medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Sliding scale. Accepts all insurances.

The Web site includes information regarding this community-based organization that is committed to providing quality, comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos.
South Sound 2-1-1 on United Way

Information about the South Sound 2-1-1 information and referral service. Pierce County residents can call 211 to connect with essential health and human resources.

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

A resource for up-to-date information about personal and community health in Pierce County, Washington.
Washington Poison Center

Information and education about poison. The website provides immediate expert treatment advice and assistance on the telephone in the case of exposure to poisonous, hazardous, or toxic substances.

Washington State Certificate of Immunization Status

Provides the Certificate of Immunization Status document for Washington State students. Washington State Law (RCW 28A.210.160) requires that all children have a completed Certificate of Immunization Status on file at the school, preschool or a child care facility that they attend.


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