Wise, Virginia: Patients wait outside in the early morning hours to be admitted to the Remote Area medical clinic at the Wise County fairground. Rural families, most with little or no insurance, lined up for hours to receive free health care from hundreds of professional doctors, nurses, dentists, and other health workers. (Source: Suzy Allman/Getty Images)
Waiting Room: Over 8,400 patients were served by more than 1,300 doctors, nurses, dentists, optometrists and medical technicians. (Source.)
Tent City. The clinic this year was organized at the county fairgrounds in Wise, Virginia. Technicians converted buildings normally used to house livestock into impromptu examination rooms. (Source.)
Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM) Dental area, 2008, Scott County, TN
Medical professionals, other volenteers, and people from around Pike County, Ky crowd in to Pike Central high school for Remote Area Medical’s free clinic on Saturday, June 27, 2009.
Remote Area Medical was founded by Stan Brock, former host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom television show. (Source.)
Awesome human generosity is now necessary in America.
We are all ashamed and humbled.