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Bearden RAM clinic helps 342 people with free medical services in June

Remote Area Medical hosted a free medical, vision and dental clinic in Bearden in June, where they gave more than $190,000 worth of services.
Credit: RAM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Remote Area Medical has announced a two-day clinic at Central Bearden Baptist Church on June 25 and 26. They said they served 342 people during the clinic, providing more than $190,000 in free dental, vision and medical services.

The clinic provided services like general medical and eye exams, dental cleaning, extractions and fillings, and women's health exams at no cost. Patients were encouraged to arrive as early as possible and they were seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

The parking lot was open by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 24, and stayed open for the duration of the clinic. They also served food to anyone who wanted a meal during the clinic.

Due to time constraints, RAM asked people to choose between vision and dental services and be prepared with their own food, water, medicines and clothing when arriving early. 

No identification was required to receive treatment, and bathrooms were available on site. 

Patients were required to wear a face-covering and had to undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic.

Doors opened at 6 a.m. on June 25 at Central Baptist Church is located at 6300 Deane Hill Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37919.

Since RAM was founded in 1985, nearly 183,000 volunteers have treated more than 888,000 individuals and delivered more than $181.5 million worth of free healthcare services.

To donate, visit https://www.ramusa.org/donate-now/    

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