Health Care Facilities
St. Clare Hospital
Serving Lakewood and surrounding communities with a wide range of services including the latest diagnostic, state-of-the-art medical, surgical and emergency services and specialty care, St. Clare is part of the Franciscan Health System family of medical services that serve the residents of Pierce and South King counties. Franciscan Women’s Care include a family Birth Center featuring single-room birthing suites, a midwifery clinic, mammography clinic, and a variety of other health and wellness services for women of all ages.
Franciscan Heart Center services at St. Clare include rapid response in the 24-hour emergency department and a critical care unit.
Patients needing open-heart surgery or other services may rely upon a St. Clare-affiliated physician to coordinate their care at nearby St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.
St. Clare also provides short-stay surgery; a sleep disorders lab, occupational, physical and speech therapies, and spiritual care services. A national independent assessment firm has named St. Clare Hospital among the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation based upon the high quality and efficient care provided by its physicians and staff. In partnership with a variety of community organizations, St. Clare staff work to address broader health issues in the communities it serves, sponsoring support groups, health screenings and other community outreach projects. For a referral to a physician, nurse practitioner or midwife affiliated with St. Clare Hospital, please call toll free: (888) 825-3277.
Madigan Army Medical Center
With nearly one million outpatient visits each year, and averaging over 140,000 emergencies annually, Madigan continues to be the busiest hospital in the state. The 262-bed facility includes some of the most advanced medical equipment available anywhere in the United States. A participant in state, county and city health planning, Madigan’s expansion capacity in the new facility of 622 beds will assist in disaster preparedness and emergency relief operations, when needed. The general information number for Madigan is (253) 968-1110; the Public Affairs office can be reached at (253) 968-1901.
Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Children’s Health Center
Founded in 1955, Mary Bridge is a 72-bed acute care pediatric hospital caring for the special needs of children. It is the only dedicated children’s hospital serving Lakewood, Tacoma and the communities of southwest Washington, Mary Bridge provides inpatient medical/surgical services, intensive care services for children, pediatric critical care transport and is the only designated Level II pediatric trauma center in Southwest Washington. For more information call (253) 552-1404.
The Health Center features 36 pediatric outpatient clinics and specialty programs including hematology/oncology/gastroenterology, diabetes, allergy, occupational/physical therapy, day surgery, and community outreach services such as Sexual Assault Intervention and the Center for Childhood Safety. For more information call (253) 552-1419
Serving the Lakewood/Tacoma area since 1929, we offer complete inpatient, outpatient and 24-hour emergency care. In addition, a wide range of outpatient services is available including: day surgery, the Elizabeth B. Kelley Eye Center, physical and occupational therapy, a hand therapy center, mammography services, a full service laboratory, medical oncology-hematology, diabetes education, a pulmonary conditioning program, and a host of community outreach programs. For more information please call (253) 572-2323.
Greater Lakes Mental Health Foundation
Providing a wide array of therapeutic, preventive and informational counseling programs dedicated to improving the emotional health and effectiveness of individuals and families coping with everyday problems. Specialized services include child, family and individual counseling, suicide prevention, emergency services/crisis intervention, services for seniors and their families, community education classes, and consultation services to businesses and schools. For information call (253) 581-7020.
Lakewood MultiCare Urgent Care
Providing medical care for patients when their doctor is not available, Lakewood MultiCare Urgent Care treats minor illness and injuries seven days a week and holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas with no appointment necessary. For more information call (253) 582-2542.
Western State Hospital
A 1,000 bed psychiatric hospital serving the western Washington population, Western State has three distinct clinical units: Adult Psychiatric Unit, Geriatric Medical Unit, and the Legal Offender Unit. In addition, we have the Program for Adaptive Living Skills (PALS) unit that assists patients in returning to the community. For more information call (253) 582-8900.
American Lake Division of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System
The American Lake Division is a primary and secondary care facility providing inpatient and outpatient care. Services include acute general medicine, ambulatory surgery, acute psychiatry, a homeless domiciliary program and a nursing home care unit. The VA PSHCS is affiliated with the University of Washington, provides all levels of care and is the tertiary and special psychiatry referral center for veterans in the region. The VA PSHCS operates several specialized unit services including a Radiation Therapy Center, a Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, a Spinal Cord Injury Unit, a Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse, Treatment and Education and a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center. For more information call (253) 582-8440 or (206) 762-1010.