Seattle/King County Clinic – February 13-16
The Seattle/King County Clinic is coming on February 13-16. Learn more at the link HERE or the article below. This information is shared directly from event organizers.
Event Email: SKCClinic@seattlecenter.org
Phone: (206) 684-7200
About the Clinic – All are Welcome!
- For anyone in need who struggles to access and/or afford healthcare
- Patients do not need ID or proof of immigration status
- Patients do not need to be residents of Seattle or King County
- Admission tickets distributed at 5:00 AM in Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (Corner of 2nd Ave N & Thomas St)
- No advance registration: FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED
- Highest demand on Saturday & Sunday
- Interpreters available
- FREE parking Mercer St. Garage (650 3rd Ave N)
- Come prepared for a long day with food, comfortable clothing and any daily medications
Services – All 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 the exam and just get eyeglasses.
MEDICAL: Physical exams, x-rays, mammograms, ultrasounds, select lab tests, immunizations foot and wound care, dermatology, physical and occupational therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic care, nutrition counseling, behavioral health, and more
RESOURCES: Social work, help with health insurance, and more
How Do I Get Into the Clinic?
- Get a ticket in Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center. Fisher Pavilion opens each day at 12:30 AM (see seattlecenter.org/patients for a map and details).
- A limited number of tickets will be given out each day starting at 5:00 AM. The ticket is only good for that day. One ticket per person.
- The first patients will enter the Clinic at 6:30 AM. Entrance will be in order of the number on the ticket.
How Should I Prepare for the Clinic?
This will be a long day. Come prepared to take care of yourself.
- Bring food, beverages and any medications you may need throughout the day.
- DO NOT fast for lab tests.
- To get dental care, you must have blood pressure and glucose within certain limits. This is for your safety.
- Wear comfortable clothing.
- Do not bring pets unless they are trained service animals.
- A parent or legal guardian must accompany a patient under age 18. Exceptions may be made for youth ages 13 and above who are not in contact with a parent or legal guardian.
Will Someone Speak My Language?
- Interpretation will be available throughout the Clinic.
What Happens Once I Enter the Clinic?
- There will be a large number of patients. You may not be able to get all of the services that you want or that are offered on the same day. You cannot get both dental and vision care on the same day.
- Patients can wait in line for an admission ticket on another day for additional services.
- You will be given a pass for the Clinic. This pass will allow you to leave and re-enter Clinic buildings for that day only.
- We will collect basic personal information including name, age and medical history.
- In each service area (dental, vision or medical) you will wait your turn in line and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
- If you are in line for a service and you leave your place for a long time (more than 15 minutes), you will lose your place in line and will need to go to the end of the line when you return.
What Services Will NOT Be Provided?
DENTAL: Bridges, complex extractions including wisdom teeth, dentures, implants, orthodontics, root canals on molars, sedation, teeth whitening
VISION: Contacts, sunglasses
MEDICAL: Biopsies, casts, CT scans, stitches/sutures, immunizations for children under 18 years of age, admission to a treatment facility, MRIs, new prescriptions for behavioral health medications
Narcotics will not be used or prescribed. Authorization for medical marijuana will not be provided.