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LMU to Host Remote Area Medical Clinic in June

 

Harrogate, Tennessee, May 16, 2017—Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will serve as the community host group as Remote Area Medical (RAM) returns to Tex Turner Arena for a mobile health clinic on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1. The community outreach project will provide free medical, dental, vision and veterinary services to the underserved, uninsured, underinsured and unemployed.

LMU and RAM have provided over $1.5 million worth of services to 4,906 people since their first collaboration in 2006. Additionally, 1,535 animals have been spayed or neutered during RAM events at LMU.

The Tex Turner Arena parking lot will open at midnight and numbers will begin to be distributed at 3 a.m. People taking part in the human services clinic may bring their unaltered cats and dogs for spay/neuter and additional veterinary services. Services will not be available for pets that have already been fixed. Dogs should be leashed or in small carriers; cats should be in carriers. Animals should not be fed after midnight unless they are less than six months old.

During the clinic, licensed volunteers will be providing free medical, dental and vision services. All services are rendered on a first-come, first-served basis, with no eligibility requirements. Patients are encouraged to arrive early (by 3:30 a.m.), be prepared for inclement weather and long waits and to bring snacks and drinks to last throughout the day. Patients who are unable to stand for long periods of time are encouraged to bring a lawn chair with them.

The patient entrance will be located at the lower level of Tex Turner Arena, which is behind the building. The lower level parking lot will be reserved for event staff and handicapped parking only. All other parking will be in the upper parking lot; shuttle buses will run from that lot to the patient entrance throughout the weekend.

A variety of free services will be rendered at LMU:

  • Medical services will include specialist exams, osteopathic manipulations, diabetes screenings and education, cholesterol screenings, pulmonary function testing, pap smears, breast exams and medication assistance.
  • Dental cleanings, fillings and extractions will be performed onsite.
  • Vision services include complete eye exams with eyeglasses to be made on site, as time and supplies permit.
  • Veterinary services are for intact animals only. Veterinary services include spays and neuters, vaccines, microchipping and heartworm and intestinal parasite screenings.

Volunteers are still needed for this clinic including dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, oral surgeons, blood borne pathogen trained volunteers, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, physicians, physician assistants, nurses and EMTs. Additionally, lay volunteers are needed for registration and clinic support. Register online here or call 865.579.2555.

For more information about services available at the LMU RAM mobile medical clinic call 423.869.7772. For more information about RAM, go to www.RAMusa.org.

 

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.

 

 

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