Neighborhood Clinic serves Tacoma’s neediest. COVID has caused demand to ‘skyrocket’


The volunteers — nurses, doctors, support staff — are covered in personal protective equipment, head to toe.

One waits at the entrance, screening visitors: providing squirts of hand sanitizer, masks, and taking temperatures.

On this Thursday night, a steady stream of people with nowhere else to go will walk through the door and be seen for whatever is ailing them, regardless of their ability to pay for medical care.