SEATTLE — Thousands of people are expected at Seattle Center now through Feb. 16 looking to get free medical care.
The Seattle/King County Clinic is expected to provide care to more than 3,000 people. No identification is needed. Visitors are allowed two services each day.
Entry is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Since 2014, the free clinic has treated more than 20,000 men, women, and children during the event.
The hope this year is to provide more than $2.5 million in dental, vision, and medical services free of charge to those in need with the help of hundreds of volunteers.
“We have a wide variety of backgrounds of people that come. A lot of them are holding down multiple jobs, just trying to make ends meet,” Clinic Director Julia Colson previously said.
The Clinic has provided $17 million in direct services to 20,000 patients from more than 260 zip codes.
“We really do serve a wide range of people, not just in Seattle and King County. They come from all across the state of Washington. Anyone is welcome,” Colson said.