28 Apr RAM Free Clinic to Return to Morristown May 1-2
Free Dental, Vision, and Medical Services May 1 & 2
Remote Area Medical- RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality, dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals—will return to Morristown, TN, this weekend, May 1 & 2, 2021 to provide free care.
All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental, vision, and medical services will be provided on a first come, first-served basis.
The free clinic, in collaboration with members of the local community, will be held at Walters State Community College, located at 500 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy, Morristown, TN 37813.
Services available at the RAM free clinic will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, women’s health exams, general medical exams, and free eyeglasses with a valid prescription from the past year. Eye exams, glaucoma testing, and free eyeglasses (with a valid prescription) will also be offered on Sunday.
The Tennessee Department of Health will also be on-site to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine set to be available to the general public on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7 am. All patients who receive a vaccine will have a scheduled appointment to receive their second dose before they leave the clinic site.
All services will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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, Saturday, May 1 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, May 1. This process will repeat on Sunday, May 2.
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 incorporated and developed 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 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.