Remote Area Medical, an organization that provides free medical clinics in communities around the world, is hosting a clinic in Fishersville on Nov. 19 and 20 at the Augusta Expo Center.

The group has held several clinics in Virginia. This is its first time in Fishersville.

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The clinic was organized by a group of University of Virginia students called UVA RAM. The group, which formed in 2019, raised more than $30,000 to cover the cost of the free clinic and has recruited dozens of medical and non-medical volunteers. 

The group still needs volunteer optometrists and interpreters, particularly those who speak Spanish, Russian or Pashto. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact UVA RAM at [at]

The clinic will offer free medical, dental and vision exams — no ID required — on a first come first serve basis. The patient parking lot at the Expo Center will open at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. Clinic doors typically open at 6 a.m.

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