HSC and RAM to provide free dental, vision and medical care in Dallas

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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 deliver free, quality, dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured communities – are bringing the free clinic to Dallas on Dec. 3 and 4.

“It is critical that we show our neighbors and friends we care and are there to support them,” said Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, HSC Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. “Our collaboration with RAM provides us with the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community.”

This year’s event will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas, after a successful event in 2021 in Fort Worth’s Alliance corridor.

Some of the services offered at RAM will include dental cleanings, fillings, extractions and X-rays; eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglasses prescriptions – with glasses made on site – women’s heath exams and general medical exams. RAM services are free of charge, and no ID is required.

Hosting the free clinic in Dallas will help HSC reach a new population and better serve those in need in a central location easily accessible by public transportation. The goal is to continue hosting RAM clinics throughout the entire DFW region.

“We are thrilled to welcome HSC and RAM to Dallas,” Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson said. “Our underserved and overlooked communities will benefit greatly from these much-needed preventative health care services — which can also provide relief to our local hospitals, emergency rooms and medical clinics.

“I am grateful to Dr. Williams for his partnership and to the teams at RAM and HSC for their willingness to serve the people of our great city. Together, we can ensure all Dallas residents have the opportunity to live long, healthy and happy lives.”

Because of the limited time frame of the clinic and the available screening slots, patients will need to choose between dental and vision care. All patients also will be able to receive general medical care, such as physicals.

Attendees will be given a numbered ticket on a first-come, first-served basis, and patients will be seen in numeric order when the doors open 6 a.m. The process will repeat on Dec. 4. Anyone wanting services, especially dental, should arrive as early as possible.

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

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