Rafael Medicus Clinic
In keeping with the Social Distancing required by the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are providing Telemedicine Services to our patients. Please call our office (253) 474-5141 to be placed in an appointment slot for Telemedicine. Your prescription will be called in or faxed by our provider-on-duty. For those wishing opiate treatment and it is after-hours, please call the Tacoma Fire Department or 911 and you will be directed to the Tacoma Cares Unit nurse-on-duty. We are doing Suboxone Inductions through our Rafael Medicus Clinic Physician-on-Call with the Tacoma Fire Department. After you receive your Suboxone medication, you will be directed to our clinic during regular business hours for your in-person first office engagement.
If you have been exposed to someone who has Covid-19, or are experiencing symptoms, you can test yourself for Covid-19 by pruchasing a home kit from www.LetsGetChecked.com. You can also check with drive through Covid-19 testing at Walgreens on Pearl, Multicare Indigo Urgent Care James Center; appointment required.
We provide physical exams, in office lab testing and procedures, management of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, etc. We also provide specialty services including outpatient detox, Home Detox Monitoring, opiate and alcohol treatment using medications like Suboxone and Sublocade, Vivitrol, Antabuse, Campral, and specialty clinics like Testosterone Replacement, Hepatitis C Treatment, Weight Loss Management, Methamphetamine treatment, etc. We provide Suboxone Detox and Suboxone Maintenance, as well as Traditional 12-step Treatment, Psychiatric, Social Work and Vocational Rehabilitation referrals. We also have classes in Personal Financial Management and Budgeting, and provide referrals to Clean and Sober Housing. We make proper referrals to specialists, when necessary and appropriate.
Diabetes treatment, hypertension management, Hepatitis C treatment, well child exams, preventive medicine evaluations, Return to Work Evaluations, STD checks, well woman exams, cancer screening, asthma screening, depression and anxiety screening, weight loss management, cholesterol screening and treatment, eye exams, heart disease screening and EKG's.
We also screen for and treat attention deficit disorders, and able to refer for trauma therapy, and obtain psychiatric consultation.
We also provide overdose prevention classes, and hand-out Naloxone kits.
In addition, we provide Mental health counseling, chemical dependency intervention and counseling (SBIRT-screening, brief intervention, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy.
We provide a comprehensive nicotine cessation program. Our providers are Tobacco Treatment Specialists, and prescribe medications for nicotine addiction. You can call 1-800-QUITNOW if you want to have a headstart.
We provide peer support, referrals for yoga classes, meditation and mindfulness. We are able to help in case management and assist the patient with social services, including DSHS, temporary housing, etc.
We are able to refer to Clean and Sober Housing, as well as other residential treatment facilities.
We provide outpatient detox from opiates, alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamines, and benzodiazepenes and Kratom. Our protocol for benzo detox is copyrighted, and safe,. as well as evidence based.