Remote Area Medical - RAM® is getting ready to serve Selmer, TN at McNairy Central High School on June 22-23. RAM plans to provide free dental, vision, and medical care to people in need. Please find attached a press release and included information below.
Additionally, RAM is seeking licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals to volunteer at the Selmer, TN clinic. To volunteer visit, volunteer.ramusa.org.
Media is invited to attend on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 5:30 a.m. to noon.
Remote Area Medical coming to Selmer, TN to provide free care to those in need
ROCKFORD, TN (May 23, 2019) – Remote Area Medical- RAM® -- a major non-profit provider of mobile clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals-- is coming to Selmer, TN on June 22-23.
All services are free and no ID is required.
The RAM clinic will be held at McNairy Central High School located at 493 High School Road, Selmer, TN 38375. The clinic parking lot is currently scheduled to open no later than 12 a.m. midnight on Saturday, June
22. Ticket distribution typically 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, June 23.
Services available at the 2019 Selmer RAM clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, free eyeglasses, women's health exams, and general medical exams.
“People can’t reach their full potential if they are dealing with pain,” said RAM CEO Jeff Eastman. “We have the ability and will to help them, so that’s what we’ll do.”
RAM is still in need of additional vision and dental professionals to volunteer their time and skills in Selmer. Dental providers who are licensed in Tennessee are now eligible to receive continuing education units for volunteering at RAM clinics. Thanks to the Volunteer Healthcare Services Act of 1995, which RAM Founder 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 clinics or to volunteer, visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.
Media wishing to cover this event may do so on Saturday between 5:30 a.m. and noon.
About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major non-profit organization that operates mobile clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. RAM’s Corps of more than 135,000 Humanitarian Volunteers is comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals who have treated more than 785,000 women, men, and children delivering $135 million worth of free health care services. Last year, RAM held clinics in Tennessee, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Haiti, and the Philippines. Upcoming RAM clinic locations include Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.
Please contact Emily McGee if you have any questions or would like to cover the event this weekend.