Both drive-thru and walk-up free testing options started in May at Sea Mar Federal Way Medical Clinic. Testing begins on Mondays, starting June 22 at the Kent Medical Clinic. COURTESY PHOTO, Will Gallegos/Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Both drive-thru and walk-up free testing options started in May at Sea Mar Federal Way Medical Clinic. Testing begins on Mondays, starting June 22 at the Kent Medical Clinic. COURTESY PHOTO, Will Gallegos/Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Sea Mar Kent Medical Clinic to offer free COVID-19 testing

Every Monday starting June 22; appointment required

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 2:24pm
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Sea Mar Community Health Centers will offer free scheduled drive-thru and walk-up appointments for COVID-19 testing every Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Monday, June 22, at its Kent Medical Clinic, 233 Second Ave. S.

Those looking to get a test must first call the clinic at 206-436-6380. Appointments for COVID-19 testing will be scheduled after an evaluation is done with a Sea Mar provider over the phone. Testing is free for all family members. Health insurance is not required. You do not need to be a Sea Mar patient to receive a test – all are welcome, according to a Sea Mar news release.

The testing site will be in the parking lot. People who schedule a drive-thru appointment will remain in their cars for their test. People who schedule a walk-up appointment will receive their test outside under a tent. All tests will be administered by Sea Mar staff. Test results will be expected within 72 hours, with laboratory services by Quest.

“It’s important for Sea Mar to protect our most vulnerable communities, including Latinos, brown and black communities, individuals experiencing homelessness, and people who are under and uninsured,” said Dr. Ricardo Jimenez, Sea Mar vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer. “By providing weekly free COVID-19 testing, we’ll be able to slow the spread of the virus and keep our families safe.”

About Sea Mar

Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos.

Sea Mar is one of the largest community health centers in the country with 35 medical clinics, 27 dental clinics, 33 behavioral health clinics and several human and educational services across 13 counties in Washington state.




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