Rockford-based Remote Area Medical is undertaking another medical mission, this time in Nassau, Bahamas, and focusing on children.
Friday through Monday, Oct. 25-28, RAM will set up its mobile clinic to deliver free, quality, dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals as part of an international relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
RAM, in collaboration with the Bahamas Dental Association, National Dental Association, Bahamas Ministry of Health, global nonprofit groups such as International Medical Relief and Christian Dental Society, and international corporate partners such as Henry Schein Inc., will provide care for individuals under age 21, who have been displaced as a result of the Category 5 hurricane this past August.
Hurricane Dorian left thousands homeless and is regarded as the most devastating natural disaster in the history of the Bahamas. The free clinic will be held at the Church of God of Prophecy in Nassau and transported by Bahamas Social Services.
Services available at the four-day clinic include oral health examinations, cleanings, basic procedures, minor oral health surgeries and general medical exams. No ID is required and all services are free.
“We are always glad to fill the gaps for those who don’t have access to a dentist or medical care, and we are happy to be a part of such a collaborative and international effort to alleviate pain and suffering in response to such a decimating event,” Chris Hall, RAM chief operating officer, said in a news release.
For more information about RAM’s mobile clinics or how to donate to the efforts, visit https://www.ramusa.org/donate-now/ or call 865-579-1530.