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Remote Area Medical Will Return to Wise Next Week

WISE, VA – Remote Area Medical (RAM) will return for the 16th year to the Wise County Fair Grounds in Wise, VA during the weekend of July 17th-19th.

RAM is a non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides FREE dental, medical, and vision care to isolated and rural communities in the United States and abroad. The purpose of RAM is to provide FREE care to the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, working poor, and others that cannot afford to pay.

Registration for services will begin at 6:00 a.m. daily, from Friday, July 17th until Sunday, July 19th. Patients will be served on a first come, first serve basis.

If transportation is needed, residents of Norton and Wise, Lee, and Scott counties can call Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. Transportation at 1-888-877-6748. Dickenson, Russell, Tazewell, and Buchanan County residents may call Four County Transit at 1-888-656-2272.  Immediate notice is required.

Bagged lunches and water will be provided to patients. People are also encouraged to bring sunscreen and an umbrella.

The Health Wagon is the driving force behind bringing this valuable event to Wise.

Services are provided by volunteer health care professionals. Registered nurses and various specialists are being sought. For additional information, please contact the Health Wagon at 276-328-8850.

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