Foster/Adoption Care


Foster and Adoption Clinic

Coordinated Care Center of Excellence

Trauma-minimizing medical, dental & behavioral health care

for families & children touched by foster care, kinship care & adoption

We offer trauma-informed, full-service healthcare for children, young adults, and families that are part of the Foster and Adoption Community. The Foster and Adoption Clinic offers medical, dental and behavioral health care, as well as pharmacy and lab services in one convenient location. Our goal is to create a trauma-minimizing environment that is sensitive to the needs of foster/adoption families and makes it easier for them to access the special care they need. Our team has a deep understanding of the child welfare system and will work with families and child welfare agencies to ensure children in foster care receive the best possible care.

We Provide:
  • We provide trauma-informed care for children & families in the foster/adoption systems

    Primary care provider, Desiree White ARNP, learning about a new patient

    Medical, dental & behavioral health care using a trauma informed lens

  • Initial health screenings within 72 hours, and EPSDT exams within 30 days
  • Quick access to meet new placement needs
  • A unique sensory sensitive family-style exam room
  • Sacred Patient Time—longer appointments
  • Coordinated care with case workers & health professionals
  • Transitional care through permanency & “aging out”
  • Specialty referrals as needed
  • An innovative collaborative community approach

Additional services are available as identified by the Foster/Adoption provider and care team, including connecting families with other beneficial resources in the community, transportation assistance and translation services.

We Care For:
  • Children in foster, adoption, group home or kinship care
  • Young adults who have “aged out” of care
  • Pregnant teens in foster care
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Birth parents whose children are at risk or in foster care
  • Each member of the care family that supports these children & young adults at every stage of their journey

To see who is currently providing Foster and Adoption services, click here:

Foster and Adoption Providers

We provide trauma-informed care for children & families in the foster/adoption systems

Desiree White, ARNP, having fun while evaluating new patients under her care

Community Health Care takes most types of private insurance and managed care plans that include Medicaid and Medicare. Coordinated Care of Washington provides health insurance for all children newly placed in the Foster community. Those who are uninsured can be billed using a sliding scale according to income. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

Direct Phone and Appointment Line:
(253) 722-1771
Fax: (253) 722-1785

Hilltop Regional Health Center
1202 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
First floor, across from the Pharmacy

Foster & Adoption Resources

  • Parents/Caregivers
  • Youth/Aging Out
  • Housing/General
  • For Medical Providers/Caseworkers
  • Community Organizations

The links listed below are all downloadable PDF files. Click the article you want, and the article will open in a new tab. You can choose to SAVE or PRINT.

ANEW Passport.Homeless.Flier_10_19
Associated Ministries Program Guide updated in-house 2023-01-10
Pierce County Alliance Housing Brochure
St. Francis House Programs
Fostering Well Being Program 2.15.22