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Swedish Community Specialty Clinic

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Our clinic would not be able to provide the medical and dental services to low-income patients without doctors, dentists, and community members who donate their time and services. If you would like to volunteer at our clinic in Seattle, we could use your help.

Doctors

If you are specialist who can provide any of our services at no cost to low-income patients at our clinic, contact Stacy Hammonds, Clinic Supervisor, at 206-568-7955 or stacy.hammonds@swedish.org.

Dentists

The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic (SCSC) operates a dental extraction clinic in partnership with Swedish Medical Center along with the Seattle-King County Dental Society and Foundation. The SCSC provides oral surgery services including simple extractions, surgical extractions, impacted tooth removal, biopsy services and pre-prosthetic surgery to low-income individuals who have no other access to care.

The priority of the SCSC is to keep patients out of the local Emergency Departments by providing a much-needed oral surgery resource for the Community Health Centers.

We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable with a wide array of dentoalveolar surgery. While not required, advanced training in an AEGD, GPR, Periodontal or Oral Surgery Residency is encouraged. Full or half days are available. Volunteer participation fulfills up to seven annual hours of continuing education credit under WAC 246-817-440 – one credit for each hour volunteered.

Like all hospitals, Swedish Medical Center requires all providers to undergo a credentialing process. Volunteers can also choose to have their assistants credentialed, although experienced assistants are provided at the SCSC. Swedish is waiving its credentialing fee for all dentist and assistant volunteers.

For additional information or an application for privileges please contact Jennifer Freimund, executive director of the Seattle-King County Dental Society at (206) 448.6620 or email at jennifer@skcds.com.   

Clinic Volunteers

We need volunteers for administrative duties such as answering phones, rooming patients, scanning documents, and stocking items. We require a minimum volunteer commitment of six months. For more information and how to apply, contact Swedish Volunteer Services Department at 206-320-2090 or SwedishSeattleVolunt@swedish.org

Graduate Medical Students

Job shadowing/observation is available through the Swedish Graduate Medical Education Department.