Sunday, April 25, 2010

Remote Area Medical Los Angeles

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is conducting its 601st free clinic and its second in Los Angeles. I wrote about their first successful effort in LA last year, and this year will be bigger than ever. In fact, it could be the largest event of its kind ever. RAM/LA will bring medical, dental and vision care to thousands of individuals and families who desperately need it, absolutely free. No proof of insurance, no income test, no requirement of any kind, except to attend.

RAM/LA is a community effort. Medical and non-medical personnel are volunteering their time; supplies and equipment are being donated; local agencies and organizations are generously providing their resources. Be sure to Follow their work this week on Twitter at @RAMLosAngeles and if there is any way you can assist by donating time, money, resources, or even just spreading the word about this important work please help where you can.

Los Angeles ABC Channel 7 has provided some good coverage of the beginning of the clinic's work this year in Los Angeles:




Remote Area Medical has been featured in the national media a number of times in recent years. Below is a feature from CBS's 60 Minutes showcasing the work the volunteers provide to patients whose health needs are greater than they can afford.