More than 75 health, human service and civic organizations from across the State of Washington joined together to produce a giant free health clinic Oct. 23 – 26 in KeyArena at Seattle Center. The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provided a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region.
“Despite implementation of the Affordable Care Act there are still tens of thousands of people across Washington without access to healthcare services,” said Christine Lindquist M.P.H, Executive Director with the Washington Healthcare Access Alliance. “This four-day free clinic was an opportunity not only to address acute health problems, such as an infected tooth or the need for glasses, but to provide medical screenings and connect patients with local resources to help them stay healthy. Organizing and implementing an event on this scale required months of planning, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of actively engaged partners. It represents the serious dedication of a caring community to address healthcare issues at the local level, to make a difference for the most vulnerable among us.”
- 3400 patients
- Over $2.3 million in services
- 1450+ unique volunteers
- 25,000+ volunteer hours
Read more in the Final Report.
We couldn’t have met these goals without help!
- Donations large and small continue to help us cover the costs of the clinic. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation.
For more information:
- SKCClinic@seattle.gov; 206-684-7200
- Volunteer information including a link to join our email list if you want to learn about future plans.
- Patient information
- See media coverage about the clinic.
- Follow the Seattle/King County Clinic on Facebook
A very special thank you to the Host Community!