Free Dental, Vision, and Medical Care

Funded by donors and delivered by volunteers.

Preventing Pain and Alleviating Suffering


For more than 38 years, Remote Area Medical (RAM) has provided free healthcare services to those in need through the operation of pop-up clinics around the country. RAM’s free clinics deliver free, quality services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. Today, more than 910,000 individuals have received this free care.

Our Services


At RAM free pop-up clinics, patients receive dental cleanings, fillings, extractions, and dental X-rays. For many, this is the only way they will have access to this important care.


RAM patients can receive eye exams, eye health evaluations, eyeglass prescriptions, and pick out frames to have their eyeglasses made on-site in our mobile vision lab.


All RAM patients have access to a variety of medical services based on clinic volunteer specialties, including podiatrists, family doctors, women’s health, and more.

All services are free on a first-come, first-served basis. No ID is required.


Community leaders partner with Remote Area Medical to host a clinic in their community

People in need of dental, vision, or general medical care come to the free RAM event

Licensed medical professionals and general support volunteers help as many people as possible

“My vision for Remote Area Medical developed when I suffered a personal injury while living among the Wapishana Indians in Guyana, South America. I was isolated from medical care, which was about a 26-day journey away. I witnessed the near devastation of whole tribes by what would have been simple or minor illnesses to more advanced cultures. When I left Guyana, I vowed to find a way to deliver basic medical aid to people in the world’s inaccessible regions. So, in 1985 I established the non-profit, Remote Area Medical or as most people know us – RAM®. RAM is the way I have kept that promise, not only to the Wapishana Indians, but to thousands around the world in similar conditions. In other words, there are Wapishanas everywhere.”

-Stan Brock, Founder

Our Mission

To prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need.

Our Vision

To be the best at operating clinics which enhance quality of life through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care to those who are impoverished, isolated, and underserved.

Our Philosophy

Our organization is part of a larger effort to bring people together to address health care issues in their community and see those communities transformed for a better and healthier future.

Our Core Values


We dedicate our lives to true transformation in our community and world. It is only with compassion and cooperation that we can succeed.


Valuing and respecting those we serve helps empower and equip them to improve their lives and the lives of others.


We maintain high standards by only enlisting volunteers who deliver exceptional service. We strictly utilize resources to prevent pain and alleviate suffering.

Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 940,000 individuals with more than $200 million worth of free healthcare services through 2023. Since its foundation, nearly 213,000 volunteers – comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff – have supported RAM’s mission.