Remote Area Medical is holding a clinic September 30 -- October 1 at Camp Jordan in East Ridge.
The basic services can include:
DENTAL: Cleaning, fillings, extractions
VISION: Complete dilated eye exams, testing for glaucoma, testing for diabetic retinopathy, glasses made on site
MEDICAL: General medicine
PREVENTION: Breast exams, diabetes screening, physicals, women’s health
EDUCATION: Educational resources and information are provided throughout service areas
The patient parking lot will open no later than midnight. Numbered patient admission tickets will be given out beginning at 3 AM, one ticket per patient. Clinic doors will open at 6 AM. Patients will be admitted in numerical order by ticket # and a ticket is required for admission. Services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to time constraints, be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services.
Visit the RAM website for more information for patients and for information for health care professionals wanting to volunteer their service. RAM accepts volunteers in the following fields:
- Medical: MDs, DOs, Physician Assistants (PA), Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists, and Athletic Trainers.
- Dental: Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Dental Hygienists, and both registered and non-registered Dental Assistants.
- Vision: Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Optometric Techs, Ophthalmic Techs, and both licensed and non-licensed Opticians.
- Triage: RNs, Paramedics, AEMTs, and LPNs.