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Free Medical, Dental, and Vision Care at KeyArena Sept. 20-23, 2018

August 30, 2018  |  Community  |  By Encompass

Seattle/King County Clinic

August 28, 2018 news release from Public Health – Seattle & King County:

Seattle/King County Clinic is a volunteer-driven free clinic for people who struggle to access and/or afford healthcare that occurs for four days each year in KeyArena at Seattle Center. Tickets are distributed each day on a first-come, first-served basis, for people seeking dental, vision and/or medical care. The next Clinic will be September 20 – 23, 2018.

All are welcome regardless of income, insurance, or immigration status. Patients will not be asked for documentation of any type.  All services are FREE:

  • Dental: fillings, extractions, x-rays, deep cleanings
  • Vision: vision screening, complete eye exams, reading glasses and prescription eyeglasses. Bring a current eyeglass prescription (no older than one year) to skip exam and just get eyeglasses.
  • Medical: physical exams, lab tests, mammograms, x-rays, ultrasounds, EKGs, immunizations, and more
  • Resources: social work, help with health insurance, and more

More information (flyers available in multiple languages):

  • https://seattlecenter.org/patients/
  • Email: SKCClinic@seattlecenter.org
  • Phone: 206.684.7200

How it works:

  • No advance registration: first-come, first-served
  • Get a ticket in the tent on Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (Corner of 2nd Ave N. & Thomas St.)
  • 12:30 AM: tent opens for shelter (not required to be there at that time)
  • 5:00 AM: tickets distributed (one ticket per person, ticket is only good for that day)
  • 6:30 AM: patients enter the Clinic in KeyArena in order of the number on ticket
  • Highest demand for tickets on Saturday & Sunday
  • Interpreters available
  • Free parking – 1st Ave Garage (220 1st Ave N) or Mercer St. Garage (650 3rd Ave N)
  • Cannot get both dental and vision care on the same day
  • May attend the Clinic for multiple days, but must go through the ticket process each day

How should patients prepare?

  • Come prepared for a long day with food, comfortable clothing and any daily medications
  • DO NOT fast for lab tests.
  • No pets except service animals. Pet sitting is available.

Click the button below to visit the Seattle/King County Clinic website for more information and for flyers available in a variety of languages.

Seattle/King County Clinic Website

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