SEATTLE/KING COUNTY CLINIC 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION:

1.     What is the Seattle/King County Clinic and who is behind it?

The Clinic is a volunteer-driven, 4-day, healthcare event at Seattle Center that provides free dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations. It is a community endeavor led by Seattle Center and produced in collaboration with many partner organizations.

2.       Who can receive services? Is it limited to people who live in Seattle and King County? Do you have to be uninsured or unemployed?

All are welcome! The Clinic is not limited to people who live Seattle and King County. We serve people who have insurance and those who do not have insurance. Patients can be employed or unemployed. Some patients have housing, others do not. The Clinic is for anyone who struggles to afford or access healthcare.  The only qualification for service is that a person waits their turn in line to get a free admission ticket at the beginning of each Clinic day.

3.       I’m interested in volunteering for future clinics. How do I sign up for updates?

Please sign up on our volunteer roster.  Go to seattlecenter.org/volunteers and find the blue CLICK TO SIGN UP button. Even if there are not events currently scheduled, complete all other information on the form other than the EVENT section, then save and submit the form to be added to the roster.  We will send notifications to those on the roster when the Clinic is scheduled as well as when registration opens for the actual event.

4.       When is the next Clinic going to take place?

Due to the construction of a new arena at Seattle Center there will not be a Clinic in 2019. We are exploring options at a different location for Spring 2020.  More details will be provided as they become available at seattlecenter.org/skcclinic

5.       Who pays for the Clinic?

Seattle Center, the Clinic’s non-profit fiscal agent Seattle Center Foundation, and Clinic partners collaborate to raise the money and resources needed to produce the Clinic. The annual base budget is approximately $750,000. With this foundation, the Clinic is able to provide more than $3.5 million in care to patients.

6.       Are any of the services billed to insurance, by the healthcare practitioners or the Clinic?

No.  All of the healthcare practitioners at the Clinic are volunteers, and they provide their services without compensation.

7.       How can I make a donation?

Thank you for considering a donation – any amount helps!  Donations can be made at by clicking the yellow DONATE button in the upper right-hand corner of this webpage.

8.       I have equipment and supplies that I would like to donate. How can I do that?

Please email SKCClinic@seattlecenter.org and let us know what you have available, in what quantity and in what condition so we can evaluate whether it is something that we can use at the Clinic.

9.       I was a patient at the Clinic. How do I get a copy of my healthcare records?

Visit seattlecenter.org/patient-records/ to download the appropriate form respective to the year(s) you attended.  Complete and submit the form according to the instructions provided.

10.   I need healthcare services now, do you know of other places that can help?

Yes, please go to seattlecenter.org/patients to find lists and a searchable database of other healthcare resources in Washington State.

11.   Where can I learn more about the Clinic?

Visit our homepage at seattlecenter.org/skcclinic to read our Final Reports, view videos or find links to other media stories.