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Remote Area Medical Clinic offers free health care

When people don't have insurance or enough money, they can not get the medical care they need. But this Harlan ARH sponsored event in Harlan County is giving people care they normally are not able to get.

The Remote Area Medical Clinic is bringing medical care to Harlan County that is otherwise too expensive for some people.

"I thank the lord for all these people that came in and provided all this stuff for us. It really means a great deal to me. It's a real miracle," said Gladys Wallace, who lives in Harlan County.

Medical testing is not the only service offered. Eye glasses can be made for people and dental care is available.

"It's hard to try to make the pennies stretch. This is something that is providing a service to us that we needed and now we're able to get. I thank god for it," said Gayle Cornette of Harlan County.

It is not just people from Harlan County are welcome to come get the free medical care.

"We have people that came from Letcher County, from Tennessee, somebody came from Georgia to come up to this event to get their health care needs met," said Dan Stone, CEO of the Harlan ARH.

"I was just hugged out on the sidewalk as i came back a few minutes ago into the building because the lady could see and she was thanking me for her glasses," said Ron Brewer, the Director of Rural America.

Officials say they expect to serve 1,200 people by the end of the weekend.

The Remote Area Medical Clinic will be open from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. tomorrow at Harlan County High School.

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