Gig Harborites place great value on wellness, health and exercise. They often choose Gig Harbor for its fresh air, for its access to the mountains and the forests for hiking and skiing, for its ease to the waterways for kayaking, windsurfing and water skiing.  The area supports a wide range of physicians and other healthcare specialists. A large number of the countys physicians and dentists make Gig Harbor their home and many offer Gig Harbor branch offices. Numerous pharmacies are located throughout the area.

Assisted living, skilled nursing facilities and in-home nursing care are all provided in Gig Harbor. Two facilities operate for the care of Alzheimers patients. Numerous private homes offer assisted living.

Emergency medical is provided through 911-phone service. Both Fire Districts #5 and #16 are staffed with full-time employees, as well as volunteers for 24 hour medical service.


Medical Clinics

  • Gig Harbor Mary Bridge Pediatric 253.792.6630
  • Gig Harbor Medical Clinic 253.852.9192 
  • Multi-Care Urgent Care 253.851.8182
  • St Josephs Day-Surgery 253.858.4335


  • Gig Harbor Saint Anthonys 253.530.2000
  • Tacoma Allenmore Hospital 253.495.6633
  • Tacoma St Josephs Hospital 253.627.4101
  • Mary Bridge Childrens 800.552.1770
  • Tacoma General Hospital 253.403.1000

Nursing Care 

  • Cottesmore of Life Care 253.851.5433
  • Manor Care Health 253.858.8688
  • Olympic Alzheimers 253.851.5306
  • Shoreline View Alzheimers 253.858.7990

Assisted Living and Retirement facilities

  • Heron's Key 253.851.8100
           Heron's Key is a brand new retirement community that offers true Life Care. It provides an innovative and independent lifestyle that is different from other senior housing and care options. With guaranteed access to the community's continuum of on-site healthcare, including assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory support, Life Care is considered the highest standard among retirement living options. Heron's Key offers opportunity, future security, and an environment that allows the human spirit to flourish.
  • Sound Vista Village 253.851.9929
  • The Lodge at Mallards Landing 253.235.3552
  • The Peninsula at Holiday Retirement 877.459.9950
  • Harbor Place at Cottesmore 253.853.3354
  • Brookdale at HarborBay  253.313.1233

  • Merrill Gardens 253.858.5300


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