Clinic facilities

Remote Area Medical Clinic Comes to Augusta Expo Center

FISHERSVILLE, Va. (WHSV) – The Remote Area Medical Clinic ended its weekend by providing free medical, eye and dental care to people in the Staunton, Augusta and Charlottesville areas.

The clinic took place at the Augusta Expo Center.

Care is provided to residents and no ID or insurance is required.

“There is always a need, no matter how many times we have been in an area. There will always be people who are underserved or underinsured [people] who are looking for a place to get services, so we are helping to bridge the gap,” said RAM Clinical Coordinator Michael Mayes.

RAM does not go where it is not invited, so it is up to community host groups to bring the clinic to their area.

“Charlottesville is amazing, and they have a lot of really great resources and organizations that are there to help provide health care to the community there. But as soon as you get out of Charlottesville, there starts to be a little gap,” Katherine Ladocsi, UVA RAM Chapter President.

Ladocsi said it was a need in the community, but also something community hosts wanted to provide.

“As people living in Charlottesville, we take a lot from the communities around us…so it’s really nice to give back, and we want to do that, but it’s also we saw a need,” Ladocsi said.

Ladocsi said this is something they hope to do every two years in the Charlottesville and Augusta County areas.

Mayes said RAM is still looking for help across the country.

To sign up to be a neighbor helping neighbors or to view the 2023 schedule, you can visit RAM’s website.