Alfred State to help Belmont Remote Area Medical Clinic

Tara Histed, Assistant State Professor of Nursing at Alfred State, is working on the event in 2021.

Alfred State students and faculty will participate in Genesee Valley Central School’s free Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic on September 24-25.

At RAM pop-up clinics, patients can receive free medical, dental, and vision care. Dental care includes cleanings, fillings, extractions and x-rays. Patients can receive eye exams, glaucoma tests, eyeglass prescriptions and new frames that will be made on-site in their mobile vision lab. Patients have access to a variety of medical services, lab work, mental health counseling, women’s health and more.

All services are free and no insurance or ID is required. Gates open at 6am and parking opens at midnight.

Physical and life sciences lecturer Jennifer Ross is the recruiting chair for the event and knows how important the event is to the local community. “Last year, the first clinic in Belmont was a success. I introduced this opportunity to all of my classes and worked with Tara Histed to collaborate with the nursing department. Alfred State plans to send about 140 student and faculty volunteers.

“This clinic is a worthy cause right in our own backyard. This clinic provides free vital services to our community.

Ross and Histed, an assistant professor of nursing, are among a handful of Alfred State employees involved in the event. Assistant Vice President of Health and Wellness Jonathan Hilsher, Associate Director of Admissions John Lewis and Educational Support Technician Amy Werner are also key members of the team.

The committee is always recruiting volunteers for general support, parking attendants and set-up/take-down. To become a volunteer for the free clinic visit: https://www.ramusa.org/ to register.