Remote Area Medical to provide free dental, vision, and medical care, June 23-24
ROCKFORD, TN (May 21, 2018) – Remote Area Medical- RAM™ — a major non-profit provider of mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, medical, and veterinary care to underserved and uninsured individuals– is returning to Memphis, TN on June 23-24. All services are free and no ID is required.
Patient parking will be located at Word of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1215 Floyd Avenue, Memphis, TN 38127. The clinic parking lot will open no later than 12 a.m. midnight on Saturday, June 23. Ticket distribution begins at 3 a.m., and patients will be seen in chronological order according to their ticket number when clinic doors open at 6 a.m. This process will repeat on Sunday, June 24. Services available at the Memphis RAM clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses, women’s health exams, and general medical exams.
According to U.S. census data, the poverty rate in Memphis is an overwhelming 27.6%, which far exceeds the national average of 12.7%. Additionally, 18.3% of the city’s residents have no health insurance coverage. Because of these factors, RAM expects to treat approximately 500 people from Memphis and surrounding communities during the two-day clinic.
“We’re ready to be back in Memphis and taking care of the folks who have no place else to go for care, ” said RAM Founder & President Stan Brock. “Fortunately, because of the Tennessee Volunteer Medical Services Act of 1995, this particular clinic will benefit from having an array of volunteer medical professionals from all over the country.”
About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major non-profit organization that operates mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. RAM’s Corps of more than 120,000 Humanitarian Volunteers is comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals who have treated more than 740,000 women, men, and children delivering $120 million worth of free health care services. Last year, RAM held clinics in Tennessee, California, Georgia, Florida, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada, Maryland, Puerto Rico, India, Haiti, and the Philippines. Upcoming RAM clinic locations include Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas.