RAM’s free two-day clinic set for this weekend… Free medical, dental and vision services coming to Emory, Va.
Published 1:04 am Friday, May 20, 2022
EMORY, Va. — Remote Area Medical – RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need — will hold a free, two-day clinic this weekend, May 21-22.
RAM will be set up at Emory & Henry College, located at Ambrister Drive, Meadowview, Va., for two days only. This clinic is in collaboration with Emory & Henry College and Emory & Henry College’s School of Health Sciences.
All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental and medical services, as well as limited vision services, will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The patient parking lot will open no later than 11:59 p.m. (midnight) on Friday night, May 20, and remain open for the duration of the clinic.
Once in the parking lot, additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps will be provided. Clinic doors open at 6 a.m.
Volunteers should report to 12228 Itta Bena Road, Meadowview. Medical services are offered free to every patient attending the clinic. Vision services will include filling prescriptions that are no more than two (2) years old for glasses. All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic.
For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.
– Services available at the free RAM clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams (Sunday only), glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams and general medical exams. Chest X-rays, hearing tests and hearing aids, as well as free take-home colon cancer screening test kits will also be available.
– In some situations outside RAM’s control, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations or other circumstances, the parking lot may open earlier or a smaller number of patients may be served. RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible.
Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. For more information, please see RAM’s FAQ page.
About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical services to individuals in need who do not have access to, or cannot afford, a doctor. Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 888,000 individuals with $181.5 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its foundation, nearly 183,000 volunteers — made up of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff — have supported RAM’s mission.