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Free medical clinic in Hazard on Saturday

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – Remote Area Medical (RAM) officials and volunteers will host two medical clinics at East Perry Elementary School in Hazard on June 11-12.

Complimentary dental, vision and medical services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Patients may need to choose one or the other due to time constraints.

Patient parking behind schools opens no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday evening, June 10. Clinic doors usually open at 6 a.m.

As they arrive, patients will receive information about the clinic’s opening processes and next steps.

Parking lot supervisor Ronnie Thomas told WYMT he expects a line to form in the parking lot around 3 a.m. Saturday and recommends people try to come on the first day.

“I would say we’ve probably reached around 1,500 [ people] in some clinics before, but not everyone is seen, unfortunately,” Thomas said.

RAM officials say patients should be prepared to wait and bring their own food, water, medicine and clothing when they arrive early.

Patients will also be required to wear a face mask and be screened for COVID-19 before entering the clinic.

All services are free and open to the public. No ID required.

The clinic is in collaboration with the Center for Excellence in Rural Health at the University of Kentucky.

Clinic closing time may vary.

East Perry Elementary School

301 Perry Circle Road.

Hazard, KY 41701

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