Hundreds treated at free clinic in Durant

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII) More than 300 people came to Southeastern Oklahoma State’s campus Saturday to participate in a free medical clinic.

Remote Area Medical is a non-profit organization which operates mobile medical clinics. The clinics include free dental, vision and medical services.

Patients in Saturday’s clinic received dental cleanings, fillings and extractions as well as eye exams and prescription eyeglasses made on site.

Volunteer medical staff also provided women’s health exams, HIV and Hepatitis C testing and general medical exams.

According to organizers, RAM puts on 60 clinics a year all over the country.

RAM served more than 40,000 people in 2017, distributing $13 million worth of care. Staff and volunteers distributed more than $140,000 worth of care today.

Martha Bradford of Stringtown brought her cousins to the clinic. She said they received eyeglasses and dental care.

“This is really amazing,” she said. “(The volunteers) are just so sweet and kind and don’t make you feel uncomfortable at all.”

RAM will be in Durant on Sunday, too.

Ticket distribution begins at 3 a.m. Patients will be seen in chronological order according to the number on their ticket when doors open at 6 a.m.