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Posted on: December 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Free Remote Area Medical Clinic


Services include general medical physicals, health consultations, eye exams, glaucoma testing, and dental treatment to include fillings, cleanings and extractions. Eyeglasses will be made on site.

A limited amount of flu vaccine and the Tdap vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough will be offered.

The clinic, which begins at 8 a.m., is open to the public. Sponsors include Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps, Walmart, Florida Blue, Sacred Heart Health Systems and Ascension and PanCare Health. For more information, visit The clinic ends at 5 p.m. on Dec. 15 and the Sunday hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteer dentists, hygienists, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, advanced EMTs, optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists, registration clerks, interpreters, guides and others are needed. Please call (865) 579-1530 to participate.

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a major nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics. It's mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need by delivering free dental, vision, and medical services to under-served and uninsured individuals. RAM’s Corps of more than 120,000 humanitarian volunteers – licensed dental, vision, medical, and veterinary professionals – have treated more than 740,000 people and 67,000 animals, delivering $120 million worth of free health care services.

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