Please let any health professionals you may know that they are looking for volunteers!
On April 27 – May 3, 2010, Remote Area Medical (RAM) will provide freemedical, dental and vision care to thousands of needy individuals in the LosAngeles area. The free clinic will be held at Los Angeles Sports Arenalocated at 3939 North Figueroa Street , near USC. 1,200 people a day willbe treated—possibly more depending on the final number of volunteers andparticipating organizations. The event is planned and operated by RemoteArea Medical, a Volunteer 501(c)(3) charity providing free care touninsured, underinsured, and indigent Individuals throughout the UnitedStates. For more information visit:
Free care will be provided to anyone who needs it, without cost of any kindto the patient, the taxpayer or the government. There is no income test, noinsurance requirement, and no restriction of any kind. Medical andnon-medical personnel will all be volunteers; supplies and equipment will bedonated or provided by RAM. There will be at least 100 dental stations, 45medical exam rooms, 25 eye exam stations. Dentistry will include cleanings,extractions, fillings, restorative procedures and root canals. Prescriptioneye glasses will be ground and fitted on-site. Minor dermatological andother medical procedures will be performed. Pediatricians and pediatricdentists will be present. Follow-up care will be arranged for those who needit, with most referrals to private sector practices and facilities.
There will be a strong emphasis on education, prevention and self-care.Mammography, pap smears, chest x-rays, and diabetes screening, bloodpressure screening, and other services will be provided. Healthcarefoundations and agencies will also distribute patient education materials.RAM/LA is a large undertaking, on a scale to make a significant differencein this time of great and urgent need. Success is achieved through medicaland non-medical volunteers, local healthcare organizations, equipment andsupply donors, and others who contribute their time, talents and resources.