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Free health clinic provides essential care to those in need

By Miriam Hodgman

ram6REMOTE AREA MEDICAL HEALTH CLINIC NEWS RELEASE – Remote Area Medical (RAM), an organization dedicated to providing free, quality health care services to those in need, will host a free 3-day clinic for both adults and children of Northern Nevada on Friday April 11, Saturday April 12, and Sunday April 13 at Hug High School at 2880 Sutro Street in Reno.

Free services include dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions, complete eye exams and free glasses, vaccinations, mental health screenings and referrals, and general medical consultations. RAM has the capacity to serve up to 600 people per day.

There is no cost to patients and patients do not need to show identification or register for the event. However, guardians of minors must be present to give consent for services to minors. It is a first come, first served event.

Patients are asked to bring a list of any medications they are currently taking.
Numbers for clinic admission will begin at 3:30 a.m. each day and admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Patients will begin to be seen at 6:00 a.m. on all three days.

People should come prepared to stay on-site by bringing their own snacks, water and lawn chairs. Portable toilets will be available.

Times and Dates:
Friday April 11: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday April 12: 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday April 13: 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Hug High School, 2880 Sutro Street, Reno, Nevada.

For questions about the RAM event in Northern Nevada, please call 775-350-4597. All types of volunteers are still needed. To volunteer, contact www.ramusa.org and click on the volunteer tab. Donations are welcomed and are tax deductible. There is a Go Fund Me page at http://www.gofundme.com/6jiakk