More than 50 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington are joining together to produce a giant free health clinic October 23 to 26 in KeyArena at Seattle Center. • Courtesy Photo
More than 50 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington are joining together to produce a giant free health clinic October 23 to 26 in KeyArena at Seattle Center. • Courtesy Photo

Free dental, vision, and medical care will be offered to anyone who needs it as part of a Giant Free Health Clinic from October 23 to 26 in KeyArena at Seattle Center.

The clinic is organized by Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical (RAM).

Intended to serve vulnerable and underserved people in the region, the clinic offers a broad range of free services to anyone in need. Patients will register on-site only on each day of the four-day event, and they will not be asked to show identification, proof of citizenship, health insurance or any other eligibility documentation.

Patients will receive treatment on a first-come, first-served basis. They may park free-of-charge in 1st Avenue N. Garage at Seattle Center beginning at 12:01 a.m. on each day of the Clinic. The Northwest Rooms, located just to the north of KeyArena, will serve as the waiting area, where the limited amount of admission numbers will be distributed beginning at 3:30 a.m. for the current day. Doors to KeyArena open at 5:30 a.m., and patients will be admitted by number into the Clinic.

“This is not just another health fair,” said Seattle Housing Authority executive director Andrew Lofton in a statement. “Seattle/King County Clinic patients will receive real and, in many instances, extensive care including dental fillings and extractions, comprehensive eye exams and free prescription eyeglasses, physical exams, Pap smears, mammograms, EKGs, x-rays, lab tests, flu vaccines, foot care, acupuncture and much, much more.”

Hundreds of licensed healthcare professionals will staff the clinic, donating their time and expertise, and it is expected to provide free services to as many as 1,000 patients each day.

For more information on the Seattle/King County Clinic at KeyArena, visit http://seattlecenter.org/patients or call (206) 684-7200.

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