Seattle/King County Clinic Returns in 2023 With Free Dental, Vision & Medical Care, April 27-30
Volunteer Registration Now Open
SEATTLE (January 12, 2023) – Seattle/King County Clinic returns to Seattle Center for its eighth year on April 27-30 including free dental, vision, and medical care for those who have difficulty accessing or affording healthcare.
Led by Seattle Center and Seattle Center Foundation, Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, nonprofits, and private businesses to transform Seattle Center facilities into a healthcare operation. Licensed healthcare professionals and general support volunteers donate their time and expertise with a goal of helping 3,000 people in need during the four-day period.
As one patient stated, “The financial burden of health care in America is prohibitive. Even for those of us working full-time with very basic health insurance, there are services I need that I can’t afford.”
Clinic organizers are seeking general support volunteers, healthcare professionals, social workers, health insurance navigators and interpreters to fill a range of volunteer functions and shifts. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Individuals may register at seattlecenter.org/volunteers.
“In a time of societal unrest, it is so rewarding being involved in an effort that brings people together, that celebrates humanity with all its variations and allows us to care for one another” said a previous clinic volunteer.
Seattle/King County Clinic is made possible through thousands of donated work hours as well as cash and in-kind contributions. In its first seven years, that support helped the clinic provide more than $20 million in direct services to 24,000 patients. Donations are accepted at seattlecenter.org/donations.
One clinic partner expressed, “We are helping people, we are changing their lives. You can see it in their faces, you can hear it in their stories. It is absolutely life changing as a volunteer and a partner in this work to be able to be involved it.”
“Everyone deserves access to affordable, quality medical care, but too often people face barriers to getting the care they need,” said Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell. “Seattle/King County Clinic is made possible thanks to hundreds of volunteers and organizations who donate their time and resources to serve others and is an example of how we can foster healthy, thriving communities by coming together through partnership and collaboration.”
Learn more about Seattle/King County Clinic at seattlecenter.org/skcclinic or call 206-684-7200.
About Clinic Partners
Several organizations collaborate to produce Seattle/King County Clinic and contribute needed resources and expertise, including:
141 Eyewear | Amazon | AMN Healthcare | APTA Washington | Arcora Foundation | Auston James Photography | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Burkhart Dental Supply | Cornish College of the Arts | DCG One | Delta Dental of WA | Essilor Vision Foundation | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center | Grousemont Foundation | Gull Industries, Inc. |
Hepatitis Education Project | HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response | Kaiser Permanente | King County Nurses Association | Medical Teams International | The Norcliffe Foundation | Opticians Association of WA | Optometric Physicians of WA | OVVO Optics | Pacific Northwest Chinese Nurses Association | Patterson Dental | Philips Healthcare | Project Access Northwest | Public Health - Seattle & King County | Seattle Center | Seattle Center Foundation | Seattle Fire Department | Seattle Housing Authority | Seattle Information Technology | Seattle-King County Dental Society | Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs | Seattle Opera | Seattle Police Department | SPARK | UW School of Medicine | Virginia Mason Franciscan Health | VOSH Northwest | WA Association of Naturopathic Physicians | WA Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons | WA Dental Hygienists’ Association | WA Healthcare Access Alliance | WA State Chiropractic Association | WA State Department of Health | WA State Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
About Seattle Center
Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of our city and region. As part of the Uptown Arts & Cultural District, Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus, centered around the International Fountain, is home to Climate Pledge Arena; more than 30 cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations; and a broad range of public and community programs – with the purpose of creating exceptional events, experiences, and environments which delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. Thanks to the support of Official Seattle Center Partners – Alaska Airlines, The Climate Pledge, Coors Light, Pepsi, Premera, Symetra, T-Mobile, and WaFd Bank – Seattle Center is the #1 arts and entertainment destination in the Pacific Northwest with 12 million annual visitors, generating $1.864 billion in business activity and more than $631 million in labor income annually.
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