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Southside RAM this Weekend!

Today is Tuesday and our health weekend is only a few days away, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. W're ready, but we still need patients! Remember, each one sent two!

If you haven't referred someone, why not?!  There will be something for everyone.

  • Anyone can come....yes, anyone. No age requirement, no ID needed, no money needed, no application to fill out and no insurance required. 
  • It's perfect for Seniors who have Medicaid and wear glasses or can't afford their Medicare co-pays. It's my understanding that Medicaid doesn't pay for glasses only prescriptions.
  • It's great for children of ALL ages because of the awesome eyeglasses donated by a retired eye doctor, Dr. Tillar's from Emporia, and other direct services.
  • Same day pick up for glasses!  Glasses will be made on the spot for most. Those with the highest prescriptions will be able to pick them up on August 2nd at the local library from 1 -7p.
  • It's perfect for free sports physicals!
  • Need your teeth cleaned, pulled or a cavity filled? Now is the time -it's free!
  • Diabetes and ccholesterol testing with results available on the spot.
  • We will have a chapel for prayer: impacting mind, body and soul
  • Medical Team (33): 15 Physicians, 7 Nurse Practitioners and 11 Medical Students/Assistants
  • Vision Team (31): 1 Opthalmologist, 6 Optometrist, 6 Opticians, 10 Vision Techs and 8 Vision Students
  • Dental Team (45): 12 license dentists, 10 Patient Ready Students with Faculty as overseers, 3 Dental Hygienist, and 21 Dental Assist
  • Triage will go fast because we have 68 Registered Nurses
  • Educational Workshops: Opiod Overdose, Mental Health First Aid, Health Care Basic and Questions (partnered with Bureau of Insurance and an attorney), Nutritional Classes based on blood level, Biblical Nutrition, Kidney, CPR Training, Azheima, Diabetes, GAP, and MORE

There's something for EVERYONE; so, PLEASE SEND PATIENTS or CLASS PARTICIPANTS!!!!

Greensville County High School

Doors Open at 6 a.m.; COME EARLY, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE

Saturday, June 24th (full day) & Sunday, June 25th (half a day)
A GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY FROM THE COMMUNITY

Emporia Clinic to Offer Free Medical, Dental, and Vision Care

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps of Virginia (RAM Virginia) will hold a free medical clinic at Greensville High School, 403 Harding St., Emporia, on June 24 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 25 from 6 a.m. to noon. All RAM Virginia health services are free to the patients.

Free transportation to and from the clinic will be provided:

Services include: dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglass production, women's health exams, medical exams, health resources. All services are delivered on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients will receive an entry number based on when they arrive. Entry numbers will be assigned, starting at 6 a.m. Patients are welcome to arrive early and line up, but they will be outdoors, and no one from RAM is scheduled to arrive before 6 a.m.

All providers are certified medical professionals, including but not limited to: dentists, dental hygienists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants. Medical professionals are encouraged to register for the event at https://ramusa.org/volunteer/.

Patients should bring any prescribed medications they currently take for consultation with our health care providers.  Please continue to take any current medications as prescribed while attending this event.  For any questions about the event, please contact Elise M. Brown, volunteer with RAM Virginia, at (301) 641-0083, elise@enroll-virginia.com.

About Remote Area Medical: Remote Area Medical, volunteer medical relief corps that provides free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and around al (RAM) is a non-profit the world. RAM was founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, who worked as an assistant to Marlin Perkins on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. The group's work was originally confined to Third World countries, but later shifted towards the US. In 2016, RAM Volunteers delivered free health care to 30,963 people in the US (over 5,000 of whom received care in Virginia). 

Remote Area Medical of Virginia: Remote Area Medical (RAM) of Virginia is a non-profit healthcare organization bringing all-volunteer free short term clinics in Virginia to those needing dental, vision and medical care.  Since its founding on the steps of the state’s Capitol Building in 2014, RAM Virginia has established new clinics in Lee County, Smyth County, and Warsaw, Virginia, and overseen the established clinics at Wise, Virginia (17 yrs), Grundy, Virginia (15 yrs), and Buena Vista, Virginia.  Headed by its President, Dr. Victoria Molnar Weiss, Optometrist, the affiliate works to expand quality medical, dental, and vision clinics throughout Virginia. This is done in an effort to alleviate the growing need for affordable healthcare for thousands of underserved Virginians. To find out more about RAM of Virginia, visit www.ramusa.org/virginia or find us on Facebook at Remote Area Medical of Virginia. 

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