FREE Medical Care, Oct. 23 - Oct. 26

The Seattle Center Foundation is offering free dental, vision and medical care Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the Key Arena (401 First Ave. N) in Seattle. No questions asked.

The following information is from:

How Do I Get Into the Clinic?

  • Advanced registration not available, first come, first served.
  • Both the parking garage (1st Ave N) and the building (NW Rooms) where people line up to get admission numbers open at 12 Midnight each day (Click here for map)
  • Limited admission numbers, for that day only, will be distributed starting at 3:30am.
  • The first patients will be admitted to the clinic by number starting at 5:30am.

How Should I Prepare for the Clinic? Please be advised that this will be a long day and you are responsible for your needs.

  • ALL WELCOME, patients DO NOT need identification or proof of citizenship.
  • Bring some food and beverages including breakfast, lunch, snacks and water.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Minors need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Exceptions may be made under the Mature Minors Doctrine for homeless youth ages 13 and above who are not in contact with a parent or legal guardian.
  • When your number is called and you enter KeyArena, you will stay inside until you have received all the services you are seeking for the day. If you leave KeyArena, you cannot return that day. Be prepared for a long day at the clinic.

Will Someone Speak My Language?

  • Interpretation services will be available to assist patients throughout the clinic.

What Happens Once I Enter the Clinic?

  • Because of the large number of patients, you can only seek care in either vision or dental, in addition to medical care, in one day.
  • Patients can wait in line for an admission number on another day for additional services.
  • We will collect basic personal information including name, age, height, weight, and medical history.
  • In each service area (dental, vision, or medical) you will wait your turn in line and will be seen on a first come, first served basis.

What Not to Bring:

  • No drugs, alcohol, or weapons are allowed on the premises.
  • Pets, except service animals.

NOTE: Narcotics will not be used or prescribed. Authorization for medical marijuana will not be provided.

SPECIAL TIP: The weekend is expected to be the most populated.  If possible, come on Thursday when  attendance will likely be at its lowest level.

Find out more in Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Thank you to Dave Asher for sending this to us.