Public Health – Seattle & King County is proud to be one of over 100 organizations that participated in the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic. Over four days in September, more than 3,500 people received free medical, dental, and vision care there, waiting in line for long hours, even overnight, at KeyArena.
For the third year, a team of artists interviewed patients to better understand the circumstances that brought patients to the SKC Clinic. This year, they also interviewed some of the thousands of volunteers that made the SKC Clinic possible. We hope the resulting stories will stimulate conversations about the struggles people face with healthcare every day and the need for solutions so that everyone can get the healthcare they need.
We will be sharing the comics from this project in three parts over the coming weeks. This week, we feature stories from the patients. Next week, we’ll share stories from the volunteers.
Thanks to the Seattle Center, the Seattle Center Foundation, and Public Health—Seattle & King County for support of this comics journalism project. Special thanks to the artists who volunteered their time and to all the patients and volunteers who shared their stories with us.
More on the Seattle/King County Clinic at seattlecenter.org/skcclinic
Originally posted on January 25, 2019.