Giant, free health clinic at Seattle Center Feb 13-16

Friday, February 7, 2020

Dental work is sought after so much that patients get in line the night before.
Photo by Auston James

Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic at Seattle Center.

The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to access and/or afford healthcare.

The next clinic is scheduled for February 13 – 16, 2020 at Seattle Center

About the clinic
  • All are welcome regardless of income, insurance, housing or immigration status
  • Patients will not be asked for ID or documentation of any type
  • Patients do not need to reside in King County or Washington to receive services
  • The Clinic offers dental, vision and medical care; patients cannot seek dental and vision care on the same day
  • Tickets are distributed each day, beginning at 5 AM, on a first-come, first-served basis (one ticket per person, ticket is only good for that day)
  • Patients can attend the clinic for multiple days, but must go through the ticket process each day
  • Interpreters are available
  • Patients should come prepared for a long day with food, comfortable clothing and any daily medications
Visit King County Metro’s Clinic web page to plan your trip and learn about late night and early morning service to Seattle

Read other frequently asked questions

--Colette Cosner, Public Health Insider


Anonymous,  February 8, 2020 at 11:23 PM  

Can i get free braces?

DKH February 9, 2020 at 1:31 PM  

I'm afraid not. But you can get eye exams and dental work that doesn't require repeat visits.

ViktorVanderwall February 10, 2020 at 6:55 PM  

I am in need for a crown on my tooth that has had a root canal done on it years ago. I can not afford the 2 crown I need. Can I get this?

Anonymous,  February 11, 2020 at 5:14 AM  

Can you get several teeth removed? Mine are breaking off, they seem to start off looking like a small hole and then become so thin they break

Anonymous,  February 11, 2020 at 10:15 PM  

Are crowns covered?

Anonymous,  February 11, 2020 at 11:32 PM  

Canbbn i get a broken tooth pulled?

DKH February 12, 2020 at 3:06 AM  

I'm pretty sure you can get teeth pulled and crowns done - however they only have so many appointments so you would need to get there early on the first day. I've been told that you line up to get scheduled, then return at your scheduled time - for teeth anyway.

Unknown February 12, 2020 at 1:29 PM  

Last time I went, They did do crowns as long as there is not too much damage to the tooth. They also do dentures, fillings, extractions and repairs. There was a mammogram station, acupuncture, chiropractor service, general medical advice/services, and a ton of other services.

Anonymous,  February 12, 2020 at 11:01 PM  

Is there outreach to the homeless who are in need of care and what organizations are leading that effort to get that message to them so they may take advantage of this opportunity?

DKH February 13, 2020 at 2:06 AM  

Unknown 1:29pm - thank you for sharing your experience - very helpful

DKH February 13, 2020 at 2:08 AM  

Anonymous 11:01pm. The article has been shared by readers 1500 times, so I suspect it's getting to the people who need it most.

Unknown February 15, 2020 at 5:33 PM  


Anonymous,  February 16, 2020 at 4:12 PM  

Ask for stainless steel crown. They come out of a box and can be done in one visit.

Unknown April 1, 2020 at 10:50 PM  

I know this is a valuable service for many that otherwise would not be served. The question is why are they not being served? I can't pretend that this is not heart breaking. This is not what my life looks like when I go to the dentist. We are not a poor country. It hurts that so many live every day as though we are. We need to honor humanity. Please find a way to do your part to make the much needed difference. God willing, I will.

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