RCC and RAM Virginia sponsor free medical care clinic, November 4-5

On November 4 and 5, Rappahannock Community College, in partnership with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) Virginia organization, will be offering free medical care for all. Richmond County Elementary School in Richmond County, Virginia, is the site of the clinic.

Medical, dental, and vision care will be available on a “first-come, first served” basis, for people who often cannot afford to pay for these services. Care will be provided regardless of their insurance, financial, or residency qualifications.

RAM Virginia is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “provide free quality health care to those in need” — please visit the RAM Virginia web site, www.ramusa.org, for more information.

The November event is being sponsored by the RCC Educational Foundation and coordinated by students and instructors of the College’s associate-degree nursing (ADN) program.

This will be the second RAM Virginia event held on the Northern Neck of Virginia. The first was in 2015 when RCC worked with RAM Virginia to treat over 600 patients in need. This included building over 400 pairs of glasses on site and over 1,000 dental procedures

For patients, please note the following:

  • Tickets will be given out at 3 a.m., starting on November 4
  • Registration will begin at 6 a.m. each day
  • No pets allowed (service animals only)
  • No pain medicine prescriptions will be issued

RCC and RAM Virginia officials will accept donations of money, materials, and volunteers’ time. Monetary donations are tax deductible. Among the needs are medical and non-medical volunteers, medical equipment and supplies, food, lodging for non-local volunteers and staff, and hospitality facilities.

For information about donating or volunteering for the upcoming RAM Virginia clinic, please visit www.rappahannock.edu/ram.