Remote Area Medical—a national nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free dental, vision, and medical care to those in need—is bringing its services to Dallas this weekend.
RAM, which is based in Tennessee, will hold a free, two-day clinic December 3-4 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin Street in downtown Dallas. The clinic is being presented in collaboration with the UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
All RAM services are free and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No ID is required. The patient parking lot will open by 11:59 p.m. (midnight) on Friday night, Dec. 2, and remain open for the duration of the clinic. Once in the parking lot, patients will be given additional info on clinic-opening processes and next steps. The clinic’s doors will open at 6 a.m.
Everything from dental fillings to to pediatric exams to eyeglasses made on site
Services available at the free RAM clinic will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental X-rays, eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams, and general medical exams.
Free, take-home colon cancer screening test kits, a gait clinic, pediatric exams, vaccines, and HIV testing will also be available.
Scheduling is expected to be tight, so patients “should be prepared to choose between dental and vision services,” RAM says. Medical services will be offered, in addition to dental or vision services, free to every patient attending the clinic.
All patients must undergo a COVID-19 CDC question screening before entering the clinic.
Founded in 1985, RAM says it has treated more than 888,000 patients with over $181 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its launch, nearly 183,000 volunteers—licensed dental, vision, medical, and veterinary professionals, along with support staff—have supported the nonprofit’s mission.
For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, you can go here or call 865-579-1530.
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