Remote Area Medical- RAM – a major non-profit provider of mobile clinics delivered free, quality, dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals returned to Pahrump, NV on October 4-6 (Pictured: Dr. Thomas Hunt, Department of Family Medicine & Residents from the Roseman University of Health Sciences).
Services available at the RAM clinic included 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. In collaboration with Nye Communities Coalition, the RAM clinic was located at Pathways Innovative Education – Nye County School District. This year, RAM provided medical care for 385 patients with more than $155,707 in free care!
According to U.S. census data, the 2018 poverty rate in Pahrump was 17.8%, which far exceeds the national average of 11.8%. “Just like many communities around the country, there are hundreds of people in Pahrump who are struggling,” said RAM CEO Jeff Eastman. “We are looking forward to returning to the community to provide care again for a third year.”
About Remote Area Medical: RAM is a major non-profit organization that operates mobile clinics delivering free, high-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 135,000 volunteers — comprised of licensed dental, vision, and medical professionals, as well as general support staff — have treated more than 785,000 individuals delivering $135 million worth of free healthcare services. Last year, RAM held clinics in Tennessee, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Haiti, and the Philippines. Upcoming RAM clinic locations include Florida, New Mexico, California, Tennessee, and West Virginia.