Remote Area Medical (RAM) Virginia
July 24, 2009
Many people sleep overnight in their cars in hopes of being the first in line and then waiting in line at 5.30AM to enter a Remote Area Medical (RAM) health clinic at the Wise County Fairgrounds. The free clinic, which lasts 2-1/2 days, is the largest of its kind in the nation, providing medical, dental and vision services from more than 1,400 medical volunteers will treat nearly 4,000 patients. For many residents of this Appalachian area the RAM clinic serves as the only medical care they may receive each year.