Free medical, dental and vision care will be available to those who cannot otherwise afford them at a mobile clinic set up this weekend at the Smokies Stadium.
Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps will hold a free clinic on March 21-22, 2015 at the Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tenn. to provide free medical, dental and vision care to those in need.
The free clinic is made possible through a partnership between Remote Area Medical and the Tennessee Smokies, support from LeConte Medical Center and an array of licensed healthcare professionals who volunteer their time to provide quality services at the event. The organization says they still need volunteer dentists and dental hygienists for the clinic and asks those able to participate to register to volunteer on the website.
Services offered at the free Remote Area Medical Clinic at Smokies Stadium:
- General medical services, physical exams, breast exams, diabetes screening, women’s health exams
- Education resources and information for health topics
- Dental cleanings, fillings and extractions
- Vision services such as complete dilated eye exams, testing for glaucoma, testing for diabetic retinopathy, and prescription glasses made on site
The RAM clinic offers services on a first come, first serve basis and people must wait in line for a number. The clinic parking lot will open Friday night at midnight. RAM will hand out numbers to people in line starting at 3 a.m. on March 21. The number of patients the clinic can service depends upon the number of healthcare professionals who have volunteered for the clinic. Patient information is available here.
RAM advises patients to bring their daily medications with them to the clinic.
No proof of residency or income is required.
Smokies Stadium is located at 3540 Line Dr. in Kodak, Tenn.