What services does RAM offer?
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
NOTE: Due to time constraints, be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services. All patients will have the option of receiving DENTAL and MEDICAL care or VISION and MEDICAL care, but not DENTAL and VISION care on the same day.
*Please note services available can vary from clinic to clinic.
Do I need to make an appointment?
How patients receive tickets or book an appointment will depend on the location of your clinic. Please check your specific clinic location for details about how to register, book an appointment, or receive a ticket for services.
How many people will get a ticket?
Due to the nature of COVID-19, RAM personnel limit the number of appointments/tickets we given out. New standards for how many individuals will be allowed inside the clinic at a time. Consequently, the number of patients who will receive care may be lower than our usual numbers.
New standards and precautions will limit the number of individuals allowed inside a clinic at one time. This is based on CDC recommendations. Consequently, the number of patients who will receive care may be lower than our usual numbers.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare before arrival?
We kindly ask that all patients bring a face covering with them. If you are on any medications please bring a list of the medication (or pictures of the bottles with the label visible) and take your medications the morning of the clinic as directed by your healthcare provider. Before you enter the clinic, please avoid eating sugary food and drinks.
In order to create a safe environment for all patients and volunteers, we also ask that all patients to self screen using this coronavirus self screening tool (included below) and follow the prompts after you have answered all the questions.
Will there be bathrooms?
Portable toilets will be available in the patient parking lot, including handicapped accessible stalls.
Is there a charge for services
All services are free and no ID is required.
Do I need identification?
No ID, proof of residency, or proof of insurance is required to receive services.
Does RAM report to government agencies?
No, RAM is a non-profit organization and does not report to government agencies.
How many tickets and/or appointments do you give away?
It varies. Volunteer and patient populations determine how many tiickets we distribute or appointments we can make. For example, if 100 doctors sign up to volunteer, we give out more numbers than we would if only 50 doctors came.
The number of tickets and/or appointments is based on the number of providers that volunteer each day of the clinic.
What should I do / bring with me on the day of the clinic?
You are not required to bring anything with you. We do not ask for proof of residency or proof of income. Bring all of the medications that you take every day, and take them just like you normally do.
Patients should be prepared with their own food, water, medicines, and clothing, when arriving early. Bathrooms will be provided.
If your clinic is a first come first serve, you will be given additional information once you arrive in the parking lot.
If your clinic is appointment only, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time. Further information will be given to you when you receive an appointment slot.