Free Dental, Vision, Medical Care Offered at KeyArena Clinic

Free Dental, Vision, Medical Care Offered at KeyArena Clinic

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Photo: Remote Area Medical
Photo: Remote Area Medical

Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical, a giant health clinic, October 23-26, in KeyArena at Seattle Center, provides free dental, vision and medical care 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 First Ave. 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. 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,” said Andrew Lofton, Executive Director, Seattle Housing Authority.

Seattle/King County Clinic is produced in partnership with the humanitarian organization Remote Area Medical and more than 50 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington. 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.

The following organizations are collaborating to produce the clinic and contributing needed resources and expertise:

AARP, AllScan 3D, American Red Cross, Antioch University, Auston James Photography, Ballmer Family Giving, Bastyr University, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Brooks Sports, Inc., Ceres Roasting Company, Coca-Cola, Delivery Express, Experience Dentistry, Group Health, Hepatitis Education Project, Hispanic Dental Association, InDemand Interpreting, King County, King County Nurses Association, Max Technologies, Levy Restaurants, McKibben Merner Family Foundation, Medical Teams International, The Norcliffe Foundation, Optometric Physicians of WA, Patterson Dental, Philips, Pineapple Hospitality, Public Health – Seattle & King  County, Ripe Catering, Seattle Animal Shelter, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Center, Seattle Center Foundation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Human Services, Seattle Monorail Services, Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle-King County Dental Society, Swedish, United Way of King County, UW Medicine, UW School of Dentistry, UW School of Public Health, Virginia Mason, VOSH Northwest, WA Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, WA Academy of General Dentistry, WA Association of Naturopathic Physicians, WA Dental Service Foundation, WA Global Health Alliance, WA Healthcare Access Alliance, WA State Dental Association, WA State Dental Hygienists’ Association, WA State Nurses Association, WA State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and World Vision.

Remote Area Medical is a non-profit, volunteer relief corps founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, known to many for his work on the television show Wild Kingdom. Initially focused on providing healthcare access to people in remote areas of the world such as Haiti and Guyana, in 1992, Remote Area Medical was asked to hold a clinic in the United States and before long began receiving invitations from rural and urban areas across the country. Guided by its mission to prevent pain and alleviate suffering for people in need by providing free, compassionate, quality healthcare without discrimination, Remote Area Medical has partnered with communities around the United States to hold over 700 clinics and serve over 500,000 patients.For more information visit ramusa.org.

More information on the Seattle/King County Clinic at KeyArena is available at seattlecenter.org/patients or by calling 206 684-7200.

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