FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Communications Manager, Office of Communications
Prince George’s Community College Announces Free Remote Area Medical (RAM®) Clinic Event
LARGO, Md. (November 2, 2023) Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announced its upcoming Remote Area Medical (RAM®) Clinic event, taking place on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. RAM® is a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering free, high-quality dental, vision, and medical care to those in need. The RAM® Clinic in Largo will be held in collaboration with The Links, Incorporated’s Prince George’s County (MD), Mount Rose (MD), and Willow Oak (MD) chapters.
All RAM® services are free, and no ID is required. RAM® will provide free dental, vision, and medical services on a first-come, first-served basis. The patient parking lot will open no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday night, November 10, and remain open for the clinic’s duration. Clinic doors open each day at 6 a.m.
Due to time constraints, patients should be prepared to choose between dental and vision services. All medical services offered, in addition to dental and vision services, are free to every patient in attendance. Available services include dental cleanings, dental fillings, dental extracts, dental X-rays, eye exams, eye health exams, eyeglass prescriptions, eyeglasses made onsite, women’s and men’s health exams, general medical exams, and medical physicals.
Additional services offered by the Community Host Group include laboratory tests (i.e., rapid pregnancy, Prostate Specific Antigen [PSA], blood panels, etc.), Prince George’s County Health Department STI Testing and Vaccinations, and U.S. Public Health Service NARCAN administration demonstrations. Limited numbers of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and vaccine services will also be available.
In situations outside RAM®’s control, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances, the parking lot may open earlier, or RAM® will service a smaller number of patients. RAM® encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible. Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. For more information, please visit RAM®’s FAQ page.
For members of the press, the media location will be Room 105 BDF in the Center for Performing Arts building, located next to Kent Hall.
About Prince George’s Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skill sets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands.
For more information, visit the College’s website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education.
About Remote Area Medical (RAM®)
RAM® is a major nonprofit organization that operates pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision, and medical services to individuals in need who do not have access to, or cannot afford, a doctor. Founded in 1985, RAM® has treated more than 910,000 individuals with $189.5 million worth of free healthcare and veterinary services. Since its foundation, more than 196,000 volunteers – comprised of licensed dental, vision, medical and veterinary professionals, as well as general support staff – have supported RAM®’s mission.
About the Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations. The membership consists of more than 17,000 professional women of African descent in 299 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. Prince George’s County has three chapters: Prince George’s County (MD) Chapter, Mount Rose (MD) Chapter, and Willow Oak (MD) Chapter.