MultiCare Continues Free COVID-19 Testing for South King County Communities in 2021
TACOMA, Wash. — MultiCare Health System today announced a continued partnership with Medical Teams International to offer free COVID-19 testing in South King County for vulnerable populations in 2021.
The testing sites are drive up or walk up and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No insurance, identification or fees are required for participants. Insurance information will be collected if an individual has it. However, it is not required for testing. No pre-registration is required for testing.
Current timing for these free services includes:
New Beginning Church Fellowship
19300 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031
8am to 2pm for the following dates:
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Wednesday, Feb. 3
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Wednesday, Mar. 17
Wednesday, Apr. 21
Auburn 7th Day Adventist Church
402 29th St SE Auburn, WA 98002
9am to 3pm for the following dates:
Tuesday, Jan. 19
Tuesday, Feb. 9
Tuesday, March 2
Tuesday, April 6
COVID-19 precautions will be in place and will include a screening questionnaire, temperature checks. Only one patient at a time will be allowed in the clinic for social distancing. No guests or family members will be permitted in the mobile clinic.
In 2020, MultiCare partnered with HealthierHere and Medical Teams International to develop COVID-19 testing sites and provide emergency dental services to serve the needs of vulnerable populations in South King County. Due to the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on the South King County community, MultiCare’s goal was and continues to be to target vulnerable populations and bridge gaps of care. This includes those who are impoverished, disabled, homeless, as well as migrant workers and other marginalized communities.
In 2020, the 16 mobile COVID-19 testing clinics ran from September to November and served 770 patients, almost doubling the goal of 400 patients. The 10 emergency dental clinics ran from July to November and served 76 patients.
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 18,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed health system in the state of Washington.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Pulse Heart Institute and MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region.
MultiCare’s network of care includes 10 hospitals:
- MultiCare Allenmore Hospital, Tacoma
- MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, Auburn
- MultiCare Covington Medical Center, Covington
- MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, Spokane
- MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup
- Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma
- MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma
- MultiCare Valley Hospital, Spokane Valley
- Navos Behavioral Health Hospital
- Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital
About Medical Teams International
Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex or race. Learn more at medicalteams.org and on social media using @medicalteams.
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