Free dental, vision services available June 11-12 only in Hazard

Published 3:27 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2022

HAZARD – Remote Area Medical, a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision and medical care to those in need – will hold a free, two-day clinic this weekend, June 11-12. RAM will be set up at the East Perry Elementary School, located at 301 Perry Circle Road in Hazard for two days only. This clinic is in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Rural Health.

All RAM services are free, and no ID is required. Free dental, vision and medical services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The patient parking lot will open no later than 11:59 p.m. (midnight) on Friday night, June 10, and remain open for the duration of the clinic. Once in the parking lot, additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps will be provided. Clinic doors open at 6 a.m.

Due to time constraints, patients should be prepared to choose between dental OR vision services.

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Medical services are offered, in addition to dental or vision services, free to every patient attending the clinic.

All patients will be required to wear a face covering and must undergo a Covid-19 screening before entering the clinic. For more information, visit or call 865-579-1530.

Additional Information:

• Services available at the free RAM clinic include 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. Mental health counseling and free take-home colon cancer screening test kits will also be available.

• In some situations outside RAM’s control, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations or other circumstances, the parking lot might open earlier or a smaller number of patients may be served. RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible.

Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. For more information, please see RAM’s FAQ page.

• About Remote Area Medical: 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 800,000 people with $181.5 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its foundation, nearly 183,000 volunteers – made up of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals as well as support staff – have supported RAM’s mission.