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Medical Emergency Assistance

Elsie Thomas, Director
Daniel McCloud, Assistant
3009 E. Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404
(253) 573-7884 or (253) 573-7888 • (253) 573-7851 Fax


Mission Statement


The intent of the Medical Emergency Assistance Program is to aid Puyallup Tribal members with monetary assistance when they are hospitalized for one or more days.

Maximum Assistance


The maximum amount of assistance for Tribal members 55 years or older is $500 per hospitalization for one or more days; The maximum amount assistance for Tribal members 18-54 years of age is $300 per hospitalization for one or more days; Assistance is granted one time per admittance to hospital.

Eligibility Requirements


Must be:
Enrolled member of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians; 55 years or older for $500 and 18-54 years for $300; Hospitalized.

Applications, Policies and Procedures


Applications and completed Puyallup Tribe of Indians Medical Emergency Assistance Program Policies and Procedures Manual can be obtained at the above address. Please Note: Policies are subject to change during the course of the year.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm