RAM returns to Bristol in April

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Remote Area Medical clinic is returning to the world's fastest half-mile.

The three-day clinic will take place on May 3- 5.

Medical, dental and vision services will be provided at no cost to individuals who are uninsured or under-insured.

RAM officials tell us last year just over 1,500 patients were helped. We're told 95 percent of those patients were seeking dental care.

"[There is] a need for healthcare in this country for the masses," RAM founder Stan Brock told us. "Now there's about 50 million people that really don't have access to the system either in places like southwest Virginia, for example, where services are scarce or just because people simply can't afford it."

The clinic is still in need of dentists and eye care professionals.

Folks are urged to arrive the day before in order to get help because patients are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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