Alongside the Texas State Guard, RAM will provide free on-site care, July 23 - 27
Remote Area Medical- RAM™ -- a major non-profit provider of mobile medical clinics delivering free, high-quality, dental, vision, and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals—will operate two clinics in South Texas from July 23 - 27. One clinic will be located in Hidalgo County and another will operate in Cameron County. All services are free and no identification (ID) is required.
Patient parking for the Hidalgo County, TX RAM clinic will be located at PSJA Early College High School, 805 West Ridge Road, San Juan, TX 78589. All patients will be served on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. each morning, July 23 through July 27.
Patient parking for the Cameron County, TX RAM clinic will be located at Rivera High School, 86955 Ruben M. Torres Boulevard, Brownsville, TX 78521. All patients will be served on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. each morning, July 23 through July 27.
Services at each of the South Texas RAM clinics will include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses, women's health exams, and general medical exams.
These particular mobile medical clinics are a part of a five county emergency preparedness exercise conducted by Operation Lone Star (OLS) and the Texas State Guard. Remote Area Medical has participated in OLS, providing free dental, vision, and medical care to thousands, since 2012. Last year, RAM treated 5,568 people, providing $656,147 of free care during the five-day clinics.
“The needs in Brownsville and San Juan are incredible. In both of these communities the poverty rate is sky-high at roughly 35 percent. There is also huge numbers of people without health insurance coverage, ” said RAM Founder & President Stan Brock. “It is absolutely imperative that we do something to help these folks, our friends and neighbors.”