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Sat July 12, 2014

Remote Area Medical Clinic August 15 And 16

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps
Credit Remote Area Medical

On Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17, Remote Area Medical (RAM) will provide care to as many people as possible at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of income or immigration status.  Patients are encouraged to bring a list of any medications they take.

At this event, professionals will be providing free dental care - mostly cleanings and extractions, but a limited number of fillings will be done for some patients.

Volunteers will also provide free vision care, including eye exams and glasses made on site.

Other services will include women's health care,m including pap tests and vouchers for free mammograms, tobacco cessation, behavioral health counseling, and limited medical care such as medical screenings and referrals to low-cost community health centers.

RAM's remaining volunteer needs are limited to dental and vision professionals, and anyone in those fields can sign up to help at  the RAM web site.

Patients should enter the Fairgrounds along 89er Drive, which has a stoplight on N.W. 10th Street between May Avenue and I-44.  Turn south on 89er Drive and follow signs for parking. Patients are encouraged to bring some water and snacks of their own.  Some snacks - such as fruit - may be available for patients waiting longer into the afternoon, but meals will not be provided in the morning or overnight. 

For those who line up early, numbers will be given out beginning around 3 a.m. each morning, and patients will begin entering the building at 6 a.m.  Care will run through the late afternoon.

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