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Free two-day medical clinic set for Oct. 21-22 in Charleston


Free two-day medical clinic set for Oct. 21-22 in Charleston

Sep 22, 2023 | 6:00 am ET
By West Virginia Watch Staff
Free two-day medical clinic set for Oct. 21-22 in Charleston
A medical professional does a blood pressure check of a woman during a clinic hosted by Remote Area Medical. (Remote Area Medical | Courtesy photo)

A two-day clinic that provides medical, vision and dental care at no cost will return to Charleston next month. 

Remote Area Medical and local partner West Virginia Health Right will host the clinic Oct. 21 through 22 at Bible Center Church, 1111 Oakhurst Drive in Charleston. 

The clinic, held most years since 2016, typically draws between 500 and 1,000 people, said Angie Settle, CEO of Health Right. 

Settle said the clinic treats a lot of working-poor people who don’t use their health insurance because of high deductible or copay amounts, as well as people who don’t have insurance or dental benefits. 

“That’s why there’s no income or insurance questions asked at all,” Settle said. “Honestly, anybody that has a need [can come].” 

Settle said volunteer medical professionals, including eye doctors and dentists, are still needed for the event.

Services offered include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extractions, dental X-rays, eye exams, eye health exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made on-site, women’s health exams and general medical exams.  

The clinic is first come, first served. The patient parking lot will open around midnight Friday and the clinic doors will open at 6 a.m. All services are free and no ID is required. Due to time constraints, patients should be prepared to choose between dental and vision services. 

For more information, to donate or to volunteer, visit www.ramusa.org or call 865-579-1530. Patients may also visit the Facebook event for the clinic at https://fb.me/e/1lRcBKX2n