Free pop-up medical, vision and dental clinic is just a week away

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The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Remote Area Medical – RAM® — a nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics that delivers free quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need — are bringing the free health care clinic to Dallas on Dec. 3 and 4.

After the success of last year’s clinic in North Fort Worth, RAM and HSC have partnered once again. Moving the clinic to Dallas allows the organizations to serve a larger population in a location accessible through public transportation.

HSC’s partnership with RAM allows the university’s students to not only serve their community but also get firsthand experience treating patients. Students will be paired with a licensed physician to help guide and teach them every step of the way.

“I learned about RAM this summer and its impact on our community,” said Jesse Tamayo, a second-year student in HSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. “For many, this is the only opportunity they have to access health care. It is a privilege to be able to apply the skills I have learned to help those in need.”

The services RAM will offer include dental cleanings, fillings, extractions and X-rays; eye exams, glaucoma testing and eyeglasses prescriptions with glasses made on-site; women’s health exams; and general medical exams. RAM services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Services are free, and no ID is required.

This year’s event will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas. Amtrak and the Trinity Railway Express both service Dallas Union Station, which is located just 2.5 blocks northeast of the convention center.

This event is only possible because of the generous donations of our sponsors: Dallas Southwest Osteopathic Physicians, CVS Health-Aetna, AMN Healthcare, Endless Hope, Dallas County Medical Society and Quest Diagnostics.

The North Texas Food Bank will be handing out groceries; and Toys for Tots will be giving away toys for children.

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s light rail station is housed at the convention center. Take either the red or blue line to the front door. The DART rail station is located on Lamar Street at Memorial Drive.

For more information about RAM’s pop-up clinics, to donate or to volunteer, visit www.ramusa.org, www.unthsc.edu/ram or call 865-579-1530.

Members of the media who would like to come to the clinic or set up an interview should contact Chris Cannon, RAM media relations coordinator, at chriscannon@ramusa.org or 865-862-5917. In addition, media interested in going on a special tour of the clinic on Dec. 2 should contact Eric Griffey, HSC senior communications specialist, at eric.griffey@unthsc.edu or 817-319-5554.

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