Remote Area Medical is bringing a free clinic to Rexburg August 22-23

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Remote Area Medical- RAM® – a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality, dental, vision, and medical care to underinsured anduninsured individuals – is bringing an appointment only free clinic to Rexburg, Idaho, Aug. 22-Aug. 23, 2020.

The free clinic will provide dental, medical, and vision services to patients by appointment only.m Appointments can be booked beginning on Aug. 5 through Aug. 21, or until appointment slots are full. 

Services available at the RAM clinic will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dentalmextractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses mmade on-site, women's health exams, and general medical exams. All RAM services are free, and no ID is required.

“We are glad to be bringing this much-needed care to the Rexburg community,” said Jeff Eastman, RAM CEO. “RAM staff and volunteers have been hard at work developing new procedures for our clinic operations, so we can provide these services to those in need during this time.”

The RAM clinic will be held at 60 West Main St., Rexburg, ID 83440. Patients should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time. Patients will be seen only at their scheduled appointment time. In some situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, appointment slots and schedules are subject to change.

In response to COVID-19, the organization has incorporated and developed new disinfecting and safety processes, including the shift from tickets to appointments.

All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. Guests and family members of patients will not be allowed to enter the building. New air flow, sterilization processes, and capacity limitations have also been put in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and volunteers.

RAM is still in need of dentists and dental hygienists to volunteer throughout the weekend. For more information about how to volunteer, please visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.

RAM is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free quality, dental, vision, and medical services to underserved and uninsured individuals who do not have access to or cannot afford a doctor. Since RAM was founded in 1985, more than 155,000 volunteers - comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals, as well as general support staff -- have treated more than 835,000 individuals delivering $150 million worth of free healthcare services.

Last year, RAM held clinics in Tennessee, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Guyana, Haiti, and the Bahamas.

Patients interested in receiving care should call 865-500-8555 to book an appointment.