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Non-profit organization offering free medical, dental and eye clinics in Hazard from June 8 to 9

Republished from WEKU.

A nonprofit organization that offers free pop-up medical clinics will be in Hazard at East Perry Elementary School on June 8 and 9. Remote Area Medical – RAM – operates the clinics in partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Excellence in Rural Health. RAM marketing manager Chris Cannon said the services will include dental and vision care.

“That includes some dental cleanings, dental fillings and tooth extractions on our dental side. We also have the ability to perform eye exams and eye health screenings. And glasses will be made on site there in the clinic.”

RAM will also offer women’s health exams, behavioral health consultations and testing for HIV and Hepatitis-C. Cannon said the parking lot will open one minute before midnight on Friday, June 7 and services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

“Everything is completely free. No ID is required. No insurance required. Again, all we ask is patience. Sometimes the lines can be a bit long. But yes, just come as you are and we will provide free care.”

The clinics also have reduced opening hours on Sunday.

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Originally published by WEKU.

Republished with permission.

https://www.weku.org/the-commonwealth/2024-05-28/nonprofit-to-offer-free-medical-dental-vision-clinics-in-hazard-june-8-9

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