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Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Southside Physicians Network, Southside College of Health Sciences and Southside Regional Medical Center Volunteer Medical Services to Emporia’s Remote Area Medical Event

Emporia, VA – On June 23rd and 24th volunteers from Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center (SVRMC), Southside Physicians Network (SPN), Southside College of Health Sciences and Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will be volunteering their time and medical services to Emporia’s second Remote Area Medical Event (RAM). RAM is non-profit provider of mobile medical clinics that provide free healthcare to those in need. This weekend dentists and physicians will be available along with hearing aids and glasses for this who cannot afford them.

SVRMC’s Chief Nursing Officer, Linda Burnette has been on the front lines planning the RAM event and says, “It is important to remember there are people who cannot afford basic healthcare.” Staff from Emporia, Colonial Heights and Petersburg are donating their skills, the use of wheelchairs, disposable sheets, patient supply bags and providing the locations needed for follow-up calls from the physician about a person’s lab results.

If you or someone you know needs medical service we encourage you to attend.

June 23-24

Greensville High School

403 Harding Street 
Emporia, VA 23847

The patient parking lot will open no later than midnight. Numbered patient admission tickets will be given out beginning at 3 AM, one ticket per patient. Clinic doors will open at 6 AM. Patients will be admitted in numerical order by ticket # and a ticket is required for admission. Services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to time constraints, be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information visit the RAM website: https://www.ramusa.org/event/emporia-virginia/

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