Remote Area Medical in Clinton this weekend

Remote Area Medical RAMTM - 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 Clinton April 28 29.

All services are free and no ID is required.

Patient parking will be located in the downtown parking lot located at 352 Commerce Street in Clinton. This lot is within walking distance of the clinic site, located at First Baptist Church, 225 North Main Street, Clinton.

The clinic parking lot will open no later than 12 a.m. midnight on Saturday, April 28. 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, April 29. Services available at the Clinton 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 Anderson County is 14.4-percent, which exceeds the national average of 12.7-percent.

Additionally, nearly one out of every 10 people lacks health

insurance coverage. Because of these factors, RAM expects to treat more than 400 people from Clinton and surrounding communities during the twoday clinic.

“Three years ago, RAM provided $284,000 of care to 500 people, right here in Clinton, Tennessee,” said RAM Founder and President Stan Brock.

“Until something changes, millions of people in this country will remain without access to affordable health care.”

RAM is still in need of additional dental, vision, and medical professionals to volunteer their time and skills in Clinton.

Thanks to the Volunteer Healthcare Services Act of 1995, which RAM Founder &

President, Stan Brock, helped to get enacted, clinical professionals licensed in any of the 50 states can treat patients at Tennessee RAM clinics. For more information about

RAM’s mobile medical clinics or to volunteer, visit or call 865-579-1530.

RAM is a major nonprofit 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 clinic locations include Virginia, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.