ROCKFORD, TN (June 19, 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 Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN on June 30 – July 1. All services are free and no ID is required.
Patient parking will be located at LMU’s Tex Turner Arena, 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway, Harrogate, TN 37752. The clinic parking lot will open no later than 12 a.m. midnight on Saturday, June 30. 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, July 1. Services available at the Harrogate RAM clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses, women’s health exams, chest x-rays, pulmonary function testing, and general medical exams.
Remote Area Medical, along with partners RedRover and LMU, will also offer free veterinary services during the clinic. People receiving care at the RAM mobile medical clinic may bring their unaltered cats and dogs with them to the RAM clinic for free spay/neuter and other veterinary services. Large dogs should be brought on leashes; small dogs and cats should be brought in carriers. Numbered veterinary tickets will be distributed at the parking entrance as people arrive and animals will be registered overnight. All pets will be collected around 5 a.m. for treatment at the Schenck Center and can be picked in the afternoon.
“We’re ready to be back in Harrogate 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 skilled volunteer medical professionals from all over the country.”
“RedRover looks forward to assisting with the care of pets receiving veterinary treatment at this mobile medical clinic. We are honored to be included in this progressive event that showcases the benefits of integrating care and treatment for the whole family, including pets,” said RedRover President and CEO Nicole Forsyth
RAM is still in need of additional vision and dental professionals to volunteer their time and skills in Harrogate. 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 www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.
About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major non-profit organization that operates mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, medical, and veterinary 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, medical, and veterinary professionals who have treated more than 740,000 people and 67,000 animals, 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 Tennessee, Virginia, and Texas.
About RedRover: Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education. For the fourth consecutive year, RedRover’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn more about how RedRover is creating a more compassionate world, please visit RedRover.org.
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