Nearly 200 Dickenson County People Get Care from RAM

By Stuart Burrill

The numbers are in from this past weekend’s Remote Area Medical Clinic held at the Wise County fairgrounds. Once again the generosity and need is staggering.

According to RAM Virginia:

• 197 people from Dickenson County zip codes sought care at this year’s event. Of those, 116 people said they live in Clintwood’s zip code of 24228 and 35 people said they live in Haysi’s zip code of 24256.

 • More than 2,200 hundred people received nearly $2 million worth of dental, medical and vision care in total.

• 1,091 people received dental help including: 2,893 teeth pulled, 1,993 cavities filled, and 1,007 dental x-rays.

• 607 people received various medical services including: cancer screenings, physicals, diabetes treatment, x-rays and a variety of other treatment.

 • 752 people received vision care including: eye exams, glaucoma checks and other services. About 900 pairs of eyeglasses were made and distributed.

• 2,249 patients came from 238 different zip codes. Wise County accounted for 691 patients and the City of Norton for 120 of those patients. Coeburn, zip code 24230, had 237 patients attending, largest of any zip code.

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