Seattle/King County Clinic, Feb. 13-16 at Seattle Center, is getting ready to open its doors to anyone in need of healthcare services. The Clinic is the largest event of its kind in the State of Washington. It offers a broad range of FREE dental, vision and medical care. The four-day clinic, now in its sixth year, brings together thousands of volunteers, more than 100 community organizations and the event expertise of Seattle Center to address acute health issues among people who routinely face barriers getting the care they need.
Clinic patients are assisted each day on a first-come, first-served basis. They may choose service in two of the three general service areas, and they are welcome to return on successive days for additional care. All services and procedures are provided free of charge by licensed healthcare professionals. Interpretation services are available, and patients do not need to show identification or proof of immigration status. Patients can receive a variety of services ranging from dental fillings and extractions, eye examinations, physicals, behavioral healthcare and social work to prescription eyeglasses, immunizations, laboratory tests, mammograms, ultrasounds and x-rays.
In its first five years, the Clinic provided $17 million in direct services to 20,000 patients who came from over 260 unique zip codes and spoke more than 50 primary languages. Clinic patients are parents, children, elders, veterans, immigrants, refugees, people living homeless and, in large part, wage-earners who struggle with the high cost of living. Find out more about Seattle/King County Clinic by visiting seattlecenter.org/skcclinic or by calling 206-684-7200.