As a reminder, Remote Area Medical- RAM® will be in Belmont, NY, THIS WEEKEND on October 9 & 10 to provide free medical, dental, and vision care.
All services are free, and no ID is required. Your coverage is very much appreciated to let patients know about these free resources.
“Remote Area Medical is glad to be able to help bring free services to those in need in the Belmont community,” said RAM CEO Jeff Eastman. “This has been a challenging time, and access to healthcare is more important than ever before. Thank you to all the volunteers who are coming to help those in need.”
The 2-day clinic, in collaboration with members of the local community, will be held at the Genesee Valley Central School located at 1 Jaguar Dr. Belmont, NY.
Services available at the 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, flu vaccines, full lab services, including free blood work, and general medical exams.
“Over the past two years that we have been working to bring the RAM Clinic to our area, I have become so inspired by this organization and the work that they do,” said Anne Campbell, Director of Wellness at Genesee Valley Central School. “We are honored that RAM has chosen to collaborate with us, and I look forward to the impact this clinic will have on the health and wellbeing of the residents of Allegany County—and beyond.”
Due to time constraints, patients should be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services. Free medical services are offered in addition to dental or vision services to every patient attending the clinic.
The patient parking lot will open no later than 12:01 am (midnight), Saturday, October 9 and remain open. As patients arrive at the parking lot, they will be provided with additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps. Patients should be prepared with their own food, water, medicines, and clothing, when arriving early. Bathrooms will be provided.
Clinic doors open at 6 am on Saturday, October 9. This process will repeat on Sunday, October 10.
RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible. In some situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, the parking lot may open earlier or a smaller number of patients served. *Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. Please check RAM’s clinic FAQ page for more information.
In response to COVID-19, RAM has developed and incorporated new disinfecting and safety processes. All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. Guests and family members of patients, including pets, will not be allowed to enter the building. New air flow, disinfecting processes, and capacity limitations have also been put in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and volunteers.
Since RAM’s founding in 1985, more than 863,000 individuals have received free services. RAM is still in need of general support and parking lot crew for this event. Pease email RAM’s Volunteer Manager Mary Brown at [email protected], if interested in volunteering at this clinic. For more information about volunteering at a RAM pop-up medical clinic in the future or to donate, visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.
If you are media and would like an interview or to attend the clinic, please reach out to Haley Harbin at [email protected].
Read the story from the summer about the fundraising efforts that made this clinic possible: