Dental Clinic Set up in the Mcminn County High School Gym The Athens Lions Club served as the Community host group for the Remote Area Medical Clinic held in McMinn County 8 & 9 July 2017.

The Ram clinic served 819 patients and provided $431,000 worth of healthcare over the weekend. Patients received free dental care including cleanings, fillings and extractions. Vision patients received free eye exams and if needed a free pair of glasses. Exams, vision prescriptions, frames and lenses ground on site were provided to the patients free of charge. Medical patients received free wellness exams, blood pressure, diabetes screening and women’s health services.

The clinic was operated by 576 volunteers, stemming from the RAM core team to medical professionals and staff providing the sought after medical, dental and vision services. There were general support volunteers providing the logistics of clinic set up / take down, patient check in, registration and processing. Some provided food for patients and volunteers. Various groups provided health and educational information, as well as info for veterans. Even pets were helped with veterinary services offered. Local law enforcement and the Tennessee State Guard – 4th Regiment provided security in and around the clinic.

This army of local, regional, and international volunteers comprised of numerous community service organizations, churches, medical professionals & staff; along with hospitals and healthcare facilities, city and county government personnel, school groups, student groups, businesses and many of your regular ole, everyday citizen heros who answered the call to serve.

The clinic would not be possible without the generous support of numerous sponsors providing funds, supplies and services. Select here to see a list of many of those sponsors and volunteer groups.


Knowing 819 patients received needed healthcare over the weekend is tremendous, watching our community come together and work together to provide that care is priceless!!!


Thank You to all who volunteered!!




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