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Remote Area Medical to have free clinic in Ooltewah this weekend

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Well-known in the region for their free clinics, Remote Area Medical will have a two-day clinic in Hamilton County September 20-21 at Ooltewah High School.

RAM is a non-profit agency that provides free health care for those in need, with services performed by doctors and dentists who donate their time and services.

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Services available can include:

  • DENTAL: Cleaning, Fillings, Extractions
  • VISION: Complete dilated eye exams, glaucoma testing, diabetic retinopathy, glasses made on site; want to save time? Bring your current eye glass prescription (within 1 year) to avoid an eye exam.
  • MEDICAL: General Medicine
  • PREVENTION: Breast Exams, Diabetes Screening, Physicals, Women Health
  • EDUCATION: Educational resources and information are provided throughout service areas

According to RAM's website, those interested in treatment should:

  • The parking lot at the clinic site will open at 12 midnight
  • Patient numbers will be handed out at 3 a.m.
  • Only one number will be given to each patient
  • You must be present to receive a number
  • The amount of numbers handed out is based on the number of healthcare professionals available
  • Services are available on a first come, first served basis

Historically, the clinics are very busy. Those interested in receiving treatment should make plans to be on-site at the times above.

With long lines expected, RAM advises that each patient must choose between dental/medical or vision/medical.

No patient will be allowed to register for dental and vision on the same day of service unless they re-enter the line.

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