KeyArena hosts free health clinic Oct. 26-29

By Seattle Center

People who can’t afford dental, medical and eye care services may receive them free of charge at the largest free health clinic ever organized in the state of Washington, Seattle/King County Clinic, Oct. 26 – 29, in KeyArena at Seattle Center. ClinicDentistry

Organizers are expecting to help 4,000 people over the four-day period this year. Now in its fourth year, Seattle/King County Clinic brings together over 100 healthcare organizations, civic agencies, nonprofit entities, private businesses and thousands of volunteers to help underserved and vulnerable populations.

Over the past three years, the Clinic has cared for 11,900 patients and provided over $10 million in services. Statistics show patients come to the Clinic from 262 unique zip codes and speak 37 primary languages. Many who seek services (47 percent) do not have health insurance, are unemployed (49 percent) or classified as the working poor; and more than 60 percent of patients are at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.

Here is how the Clinic works:
Clinic patients receive treatment on a first-come, first-served basis.
Patients may park free of charge at two Seattle Center facilities, 1st Ave North Garage and Mercer Street Parking Garage.
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center, located on the grounds at the corner of 2nd Ave North and Thomas Street, serves as the ticket waiting and distribution area. Organizers distribute free admission tickets for the day beginning at 5 a.m. Tickets are limited.
Doors to KeyArena open at 6:30 a.m. Patients are admitted by ticket number into the Clinic.
Patients register as they enter. They do not need to show identification or proof of immigration status.
Patients may receive services in two areas on each day, however, they cannot receive both dental and eye care in one day. They may return to the Clinic on other days for additional services.

Learn more about Seattle/King County Clinic at: www.seattlecenter.org or by calling 206-684-7200.

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