RAM needs help to make free Newport medical clinic a success

NEWPORT, TENN. - Remote Area Medical is planning another East Tennessee clinic in June, but they still need help to make it happen.

A clinic will be held on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, at Cocke County High School in Newport, but RAM's founder, Stan Brock, says that they will not be able treat the hundreds of individuals expected to attend without more medical volunteers.

There is a significant need for dental and optometry professionals specifically, and with patient registration increasing at all of the RAM clinics, volunteers are needed now more than ever.

Overall, RAM delivers free, high-quality vision, dental, and medical services to individuals, children, and families who do not have access or cannot afford a visit to a doctor. 

For those wishing to attend the clinic, the free medical services that will be offered include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, on-site eyeglass production, free eyeglasses, women's health exams, HIV/AIDS testing, and general medical exams.

Patients can begin gathering at midnight on Friday night when the parking lot will open. RAM volunteers will begin dispersing numbered tickets at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday morning. Doors will open at 6:00 a.m. on both days and service is provided by order of ticket numbers. No ID is ever required.

For more information visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-2555. 

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