Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Free pop-up medical, vision and dental clinic is just weeks away.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth and Remote Area
Medical – RAM® — a nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics that delivers free quality dental, vision
and medical care to those in need — are bringing the free health care clinic to Dallas
on Dec. 3 and 4.
After the success of last year’s clinic in North Fort Worth, RAM and HSC have partnered once again. Moving the clinic to Dallas allows the organizations to serve a larger population in a location accessible through public transportation.
HSC’s partnership with RAM allows the university’s students to not only serve their community but also get firsthand experience treating patients. Students will be paired with a licensed physician to help guide and teach them every step of the way.
“I learned about RAM this summer and its impact on our community,” said Jesse Tamayo, a second-year student in HSC’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. “For many, this is the only opportunity they have to access health care. It is a privilege to be able to apply the skills I have learned to help those in need.”
The services RAM will offer include dental cleanings, fillings, extractions and X-rays; eye exams, glaucoma testing and eyeglasses prescriptions with glasses made on site; women’s heath exams; and general medical exams. RAM services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Services are free, and no ID is required.
This year’s event will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas. Amtrak and the Trinity Railway Express both service Dallas Union Station, which is located just 2.5 blocks northeast of the convention center.
A Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s light rail station is housed at the convention center. Take either the red or blue line to the front door. The DART rail station is located on Lamar Street at Memorial Drive.
For more information about RAM’s pop-up clinics, to donate or to volunteer, visit ramusa.org, unthsc.edu/ram or call 865-579-1530.
Members of the media who would like to come to the clinic or set up an interview should contact Chris Cannon, RAM media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-862-5917. In addition, media interested in going on a special tour of the clinic on Dec. 2 should contact Eric Griffey, HSC senior communications specialist, at email@example.com or 817-319-5554.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is located in the heart of the Fort Worth Cultural District. HSC trains the health care providers and public health providers of the future, while expanding the frontiers of scientific discovery. In HSC’s five schools, students learn to work in teams and to develop an innovative mindset that prepares them for a rapidly changing health landscape. HSC Health, the clinical enterprise of the Health Science Center, provides patient-centered care to people across Tarrant County.
About Remote Area Medical (RAM)
RAM is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical services to individuals in need who do not have access to, or cannot afford, a doctor. Founded in 1985, RAM has treated more than 888,000 individuals with $181.5 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its foundation, nearly 183,000 volunteers – comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff – have supported RAM’s mission.