The Remote Area Medical Columbus Community Host Group (RAM CHG) is partnering with Remote Area Medical (RAM) to provide completely free medical, dental and vision care to underserved and underinsured individuals and families in Ohio. We hope to bring a 2-day clinic hosted locally in Columbus, Ohio on September 23-24, 2023 to serve a projected 400 patients or more in Central Ohio. Any person is welcome to the clinic and identification is not required to receive these free services.
Our dental services include cleanings, fillings or extractions. Vision patients may receive a pair of glasses made on the spot in our vision truck and an eye prescription free of charge. Dental and vision care are not routinely covered by original Medicare and are not typically offered at other free health clinics in the area. Our medical unit features routine medical check-ups and the opportunity to visit specialists in fields like women’s health. These services are made possible through the help of our incredible professional volunteers.
The CHG is comprised mostly of Ohio State undergraduates who have partnered with RAM USA to organize the location, fundraising and hospitality aspects of this clinic. All while being full-time students, we have established partnerships with Columbus Public Health, Franklin County Public Health, Columbus Foundation, Ohio State College of Nursing, Case Western Dental School, Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus, local non-profits and many other community partners.
After the success of our 2021 clinic, we are excited to host our second clinic next year. Your monetary donation supports this August's clinic and future clinics. As we have continued this planning process, we have been overwhelmed by community support for our initiative. Please consider donating to continue to support the Columbus community in an impactful, profound way!
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