Remote Area Medical is making it’s first visit to Nashville. We still have issues all through out the US with healthcare. If you remember back the last couple of years they have come to the Los Angeles area twice. The clinic is anticipating seeing over 1000 patients. At 3:30 am people were already lining up in the cold weather to be seen. Here’s the last schedule posted from their website and you can see where later this year, in April there are 2 Free Clinics returning to California, this time the northern portion of the state in Sacramento and Oakland. In many states getting enough volunteers is difficult as doctors cannot cross state lines to participate, an item Stan Brock would like to see addressed. BD
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In today’s hard times it’s really great to have RAM here to help out and get medical care to those who need it at no charge, for the non insured and under insured. BD
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The halls and gymnasiums of McGavock High School will become a free health clinic this weekend.Medical, dental and vision services will be offered to an estimated 2,000 people on Saturday and Sunday.
The clinic is being held by the Remote ACcess Medical Volunteer Corps, a non profit group that helps provide healthcare to those in need around the world.
The school's gymnasium will be transformed into 50 complete dental stations Feb. 19-20. Down the hall, doctors will treat patients and vision exams will be given. Outside, a mobile optical lab will make eyeglasses.
"We'll offer extractions cleaning, eye exam check for eye disease make a pair of glasses," said Ron Brewer, the director of Remote Access Medical.