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RAM set to bring free clinic to Morristown

Remote Area Medical — a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality, dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals — is bringing an appointment-only free clinic to Morristown on October 10.
The free clinic will provide medical and vision services to patients by appointment only. Vision and medical appointments are now open and can be booked through October 9, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET, or until appointment slots are full. Patients interested in receiving care should call (865) 500-8555 to book an appointment.
Services available at the RAM clinic will include eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams, and general medical exams. Free colon cancer screening test kits will also be available. All RAM services are free and no ID is required.
“We are glad to be collaborating with the Avenue Church and the local community to bring this much needed care once more to the Morristown, Tenn.,” said Jeff Eastman, RAM CEO. “RAM staff and volunteers have been hard at work developing new procedures for our clinic operations, so we can provide these services to those in need during this time.”
The RAM free clinic will be held at The Avenue Church located at 6057 W Andrew Johnson Hwy., Talbott, Tenn., 37877. Patients should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time. Patients will be seen only at their scheduled appointment time. In some situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, appointment slots and schedules are subject to change. 
In response to COVID-19, the organization has incorporated and developed new disinfecting and safety processes, including the shift from tickets to appointments. 
All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a COVID-19 screening before entering the clinic. Guests and family members of patients will not be allowed to enter the building. New air flow, sterilization processes, and capacity limitations have also been put in place to ensure the safety of patients, staff and volunteers.
RAM is still in need of vision providers and general volunteers on Saturday at the clinic. For more information about RAM’s mobile clinics or to volunteer, please visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530.

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