Remote Area Medical (RAM), an organization dedicated to providing free, quality health care services, is bringing a pop-up clinic for both adults and children to rural Silver Springs.
There are no eligibility requirements and no identification is necessary. Services are provided on a first come, first served basis. The clinic will be Sept. 23-25 at Silver Stage High School, 3755 West Spruce Ave. Entry numbers are distributed at 3 a.m., three hours before the clinic opens.
Free services include dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions, eye exams and glasses, vaccinations for adults and children (including the zoster vaccination to prevent shingles in adults 55 and older ), mental health screenings and referrals, general medical consultations, and referrals and connections to local follow-up care. The Nevada Health Center Mammovan will also be on site to offer mammograms from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23-24 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25.
Guardians of minors must be present to give consent for services to minors. Patients are asked to bring a list of any medications they are currently taking. Attendees are asked to come prepared to stay on site by bringing warm clothing, snacks and water if possible. Portable toilets will be available.
Dentists, nurses and additional hygienists are needed. To volunteer, register online at www.ramusa.org by clicking on the “Volunteer” tab. Donations to support the RAM events in Silver Springs can be sent to the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition, P.O. Box 517, Dayton, Nevada 89403. Specify “RAM 2016” in the memo line of checks.
For more information, call 775-350-9250.