This week, on Monday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 4, Spokane residents can receive free health care services at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
. The two-day event is made possible by Your Best Pathway to Health
, an organization that partners with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church to provide medical, dental and vision services to various communities around the world for no cost. The group has also partnered with Adventist Health West
, and is co-sponsored by the Office of Spokane Mayor David A. Condon and the Spokane County Commissioner's Office.
Over $8 million in free health-related services will be offered thanks to 1,400 healthcare professionals and volunteers.
No insurance or identification is required to receive services, which include primary care visits, women's health services and consultations. Many other services will be offered, including gastroenterology, neurology, infectious disease, general and orthopedic surgery, as well as immunizations, root canals, eyeglass fittings, STD screenings, x-rays, haircuts, and a free meal.
Free surgeries are being offered, but require a pre-surgery visit, which can be arranged by calling 1-888-447-Pathway (1-888-447-2849). All other services can be done without an appointment.
The event is first-come, first-served and opens at 7 am on both days.