RAM to Bring Free Clinic to Cookeville, TN March 20-21

RAM to Bring Free Clinic to Cookeville, TN

Calling dental, vision, and medical providers to volunteer

ROCKFORD, TN (January 15,2021) – Remote Area Medical- RAM® — a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality, dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals—is coming to
Cookeville, TN, March 20-21, 2021 to provide free care.

To fulfill its goal of treating as many people as possible, RAM is in need of licensed dental, vision, and medica professionals to volunteer their time and talents throughout the weekend. All RAM services are free, and no ID is required.

“RAM relies on the kindness and generosity of medical, dental, and vision practitioners and the public at large to help provide this important free care to people in need,” said RAM Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Eastman. “Volunteers are the heart of RAM, and we are glad to be coming to the Cookeville to help those in need in the local community.”

The free clinic, in collaboration with Upper Cumberland Community Host Group, which is made up of members of the local community and students from Tennessee Tech University, will be held at the Cookeville High School, 2335 N Washington Ave Cookeville, TN 38501.

“The Upper Cumberland Community Host Group is excited to have Remote Area Medical back in Cookeville TN,” saidEric Hall, member of the CHG. “The area around Cookeville has little in terms of medical, dental and vision care for the rural areas of the Upper Cumberland’s, and this area is in need of care.”

The last free RAM clinic in Putnam county was in 2019.

Services available at the RAM free clinic will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams, and general medical exams. Services will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic.

Since RAM’s founding in 1985, more than 863,000 individuals have received free services. For more information about volunteering at a RAM pop-up medical clinic, visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530. You can also email RAM’s Volunteer Manager Mary Brown at marybrown@ramusa.org.

If you are media and would like an interview, please reach out to Mindy Cooper at mindycooper@ramusa.org.

About Remote Area Medical: 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 173,000 volunteers –comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals, as well as general support staff — have treated more than 863,000 individuals delivering $174 million worth of free healthcare services. Since 2019, RAM has held clinics in Tennessee, Louisiana, Idaho, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Guyana, Haiti, and the Bahamas.