Remote Area Medical to offer free medical services, including dental and vision care, at clinic near Hazard Saturday and Sunday

Kentucky Health News

Remote Area Medical, a nonprofit group that provides free medical care, including dental and vision care, will hold a clinic Saturday and Sunday at East Perry Elementary School, 301 Perry Circle Road, Hazard, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health.

The clinic will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 6 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday. The patient parking lot will open no later than 11:59 p.m. Friday night, June 7, and remain open. As patients arrive at the parking lot, they will be given information about the clinic.

Patients should be prepared with their own food, water, medicines, and clothing when arriving early. Bathrooms will be provided.

Health services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time constraints, attendees should be prepared to choose between detal and vision services. Medical services are offered to every patient. All services are free and open to the public. No identification is required.

Given the possibility of inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible. The clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. Please check RAM’s clinic FAQ page for more information.

UK College of Dentistry faculty, residents, and dental students will provide serves including dental exams and cleanings, fillings, and extractions. The college has previously supported the dental care needs of Kentuckians at other RAM event locations, including Mayfield, Hazard, and Bowling Green.

Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 940,000 individuals with $200 million worth of free health-care services. More than 212,000 volunteers – licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff – have supported RAM’s mission.

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