YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – This weekend, more than 1,300 people will receive free dental, medical and vision screenings at the Covelli Centre.
It’s all thanks to the Remote Area Medical (RAM) event.
It’s a first-come, first-serve, free medical screening that requires no ID or insurance. Medical, dental and vision tests will be included.
They expect to serve over 1,000 people.
The parking lot opened at midnight on Saturday, and screenings began at 6 a.m.
“The co-pays and deductibles are so high. You look at someone who’s making $20,000 a year and they have a $5,000 deductible. They have insurance but they don’t have health care,” said RAM CEO Jeff Eastman.
RAM is a Tennessee based company that makes over 60 stops per year in cities all over the country.
Last year, over 45,000 patients were served.
Day Two continues Sunday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parking lot opens at midnight.