MAYFIELD — Remote Area Medical, or RAM — a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need — will hold a free, two-day disaster response medical and vision clinic in Mayfield this weekend.
RAM’s two-day clinic will be held at Mayfield Middle School, located at 112 W. College Street, on Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15. This clinic is in collaboration with the Kentucky Association of Health Plans, with all services performed free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. No ID is required.
Once in the parking lot, additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps will be provided. Clinic doors open at 6 a.m.
Services available at the clinic include eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site and general medical exams. Free take-home colon cancer screening test kits will also be available.
In some situations that are outside RAM’s control, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations or other circumstances, the parking lot may open earlier, or a smaller number of patients may be served. RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible. Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity.
All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, go to www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.
You do not have to be a victim of the December tornado outbreak to take advantages of the services offered during the two-day clinic.
Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 888,000 individuals with $181.5 million worth of free health care and veterinary services. Since its foundation, nearly 183,000 volunteers — comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff — have supported RAM’s mission.
The Kentucky Association of Health Plans is the trade organization representing the state’s health insurance community. KAHP members include Aetna, Anthem, CareSource, Humana, Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, UnitedHealth Group and WellCare.