Thurston: Health / Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan
1220 Eastside SE, PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: (800) 826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income. Covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)
Toll Free: (800) 772-1213
TTY: (800) 325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on the individuals's income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)
Toll Free: (866) 272-7630
Web: fortress.wa.gov/dshs/maa/Eligibility/HWD.htm
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks - County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division
PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: (360) 902-8070
Web: www1.dshs.wa.gov/mentalhealth/rsnmap.shtml
The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

Thurston County Health Department
412 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: (360) 786-5581
Web: www.co.thurston.wa.us/health
WIC, nutrition services, immunizations, prenatal programs, Children's Coordinated Services, family planning and sexually transmitted disease clinic.

Mason County Health Department
303 N. 4th Street
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: (360) 427-9670 (ext. 400)
Web: www.co.mason.wa.us/Health
WIC, maternal child health services, special health care needs, maternity support, nutrition education, communicable disease control, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, S.T.D. clinic, TB clinic and immunizations.

Department of Social and Health Services
6860 Capital Blvd. S
Tumwater, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 725-6600
If person qualifies for SSI or SSA they will be eligible for Medical Coupons issued through DSHS. Request medical coupons for your son/daughter. If someone does not qualify for SSI benefits, they may still be elgible for General Assistance support, both financial and medical.

Nurse Plus
Phone: (360) 493-4111
Staffed by registered nurses from 7:00AM to midnight, seven days a week, to answer medical questions and provide physician referrals.

Easter Seals of Washington
521 Second Ave. W
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 281-5700
Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program: free equipment to handicapped children and adults. Dental Access Program: dental services provided by over 1200 dentists within Washington State. Allows clients to pay 75% of dental costs.

South Puget Sound Community College Dental Clinic
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 596-5464
Web: South Puget Sound Community College Dental Clinic
Provides dental services with the exception of involved surgery, dentures and orthodontic treatment. Accepts medical coupons for emergency services.

Parent to Parent
420 Steele Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 352-1126
Used medical equipment available for loan at no cost, as long as needed.

Behavioral Health Resources
317 E. 4th Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 704-7170
Crisis Clinic: (360) 586-2800
24-hour emergency number. Crisis, family, group and individual counseling. Medication evaluation and monitoring. Day treatment for adults.