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Giant Clinic Offers Free Dental, Vision and Medical Care for People in Need

Jason Erskine, AARP Seattle | Oct 2, 2014, 10:47 a.m.

AARP is proud to sponsor this year’s Seattle/King County Remote Area Medical Clinic. Free dental, vision and medical services will be provided from October 23 – October 26 at KeyArena at Seattle Center.

Intended to serve vulnerable and underserved people in our region, Seattle/King County Clinic is truly an inclusive event providing 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 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® (RAM) 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.

For more information, visit seattlecenter.org/patients, call 206-684-7200 or email SKCClinic@seattle.gov

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