RAM offers free health care services in Pike Co.

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Hundreds of people filled Pike County Central High School Saturday for free health care.

Remote Area Medical is set up in Pike County this weekend offering free medical, dental and vision care.

Patients filled the halls, the classrooms and the entire gym.

Services ranged from a simple teeth cleaning to minor oral surgery.

"As oral surgery residents, we provide free oral surgery service mainly multiple extractions," said Michael Sexton who is an oral surgery resident at UK.

RAM provides all of these services at no charge to the patient.

"A lot of people don't have insurance because they are going to part-time everything, so they can't have insurance. So it's really been a great service," said patient Dee Lowe.

Patients could also receive eye exams and a free pair of glasses.

Many volunteers say this is a great way to give back to their communities.

"I've done medical and dental missions all over the world. I've been to Haiti and Peru, and it's different coming back home to your hometown and giving back to people that you know," said Prestonsburg native Brandon Stapleton who is finishing up his residency.

The RAM Clinic will continue Sunday at Pike County Central High School.

Officials say the number of people at this year's clinic in Pike County is down which they say is a good sign that more people are receiving health care.

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