(WBIR - Downtown Knoxville) Remote Area Medical got to work before it got light Saturday morning to offer free health services for those in need.

RAM Founder, Stan Brock, said Saturday's event, held underneath an interstate bridge near downtown, helped approximately 200 of Knoxville's homeless population.

Patients wrapped in blankets and sleeping bags withstood chilly temperatures to get free dental work, vision exams and medical consultations.

Brock said Saturday's clinic wasn't a typical RAM event because of the setting.

"We do this kind of thing out in the jungle in South America or in Haiti, so you know, we're a turnkey operation so we know how to hook up the batteries and the generators. We're getting the job done but it's a little noisy here underneath the interstate and it's getting colder."

He also said Remote Area Medical may plan next year's outdoor clinic during a warmer part of the year.

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