Posted on November 24, 2021
The University of North Texas at Fort Worth Health Sciences Center and Remote Area Medical, a leading nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics providing free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured people , bring a free clinic in Fort Worth December 11-12.
HSC and Hillwood have teamed up to host the event. The RAM pop-up clinic will help bring medical services to communities in need and is expected to be the largest RAM clinic of the year.
“HSC looks forward to partnering with RAM and Hillwood to provide free medical, dental and vision care to residents in need,” said David Mansdoerfer, Special Assistant to the President of HSC. “We are actively seeking partners and volunteers, both clinical and non-clinical, to support this effort. “
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The free clinic will provide patient services on a first come, first served basis at the Hillwood Aviator Way building located in the Alliance Corridor of Fort Worth, located near the Alliance Airport at 13901 Aviator Way. All RAM services are free and no ID is required.
“Hillwood is proud to partner with HSC to host this remote medical clinic at Alliance in Fort Worth,” said Mercedes Bolen, vice president of external affairs. “Because of its easy access to major roads, Alliance serves as an easy access point for those in need in Tarrant and Denton County, and even beyond the metroplex. We are honored to support our community by partnering to provide these essential medical services to those who need them most. “
Services available at the RAM clinic include dental cleanings, dental fillings, tooth extractions, dental x-rays, eye exams, glaucoma tests, prescription glasses, glasses made on site, health exams women and general medical examinations.
Due to time constraints, patients must be prepared to choose between dental and visual services. Medical services are offered to every patient attending the clinic.
The clinic parking lot will be open no later than midnight on December 11. Ticket distribution usually begins no later than 3 a.m., and patients will be seen in numerical order based on their ticket number when the clinic doors open at 6 a.m. This process will be repeated on December 12.
In certain situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances beyond RAM’s control, ticketing may take place before 3 a.m. RAM encourages anyone who wants services, especially dental services, to arrive as soon as possible.
In response to COVID-19, RAM has developed and integrated new disinfection and security processes. All patients will be required to wear a face covering and will need to be screened for COVID-19 before entering the clinic. Guests and family members of patients will not be permitted to enter the building. New airflows, disinfection processes and capacity limitations have also been put in place to ensure the safety of patients, volunteers and staff.
To learn more about RAM Pop-Up Clinics, to donate, or to volunteer, visit RAM’s website or call 865-579-1530.
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