Mobile dental clinics offer Medicaid and uninsured patients access to care on Orcas Island

  • Sun Mar 21st, 2021 1:30am
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The mobile dental unit is on the way.

People in San Juan County who don’t have dental insurance or who are covered by Apple Health (Medicaid) can get free or reduced-cost dental care at upcoming mobile clinics.

The public-private partnership making the dental care available includes the North Sound Oral Health Local Impact Network, which is funded by the Arcora Foundation and staffed by North Sound Accountable Community of Health, San Juan County Health and Community Services, Medical Teams International, Fish for Teeth, Orcas Island Community Foundation, Lopez Island Family Resource Center and Community Health Center of Snohomish County.

Dental health significantly affects overall health. The goal of this community/regional partnership is to help those on Medicaid or without insurance get much-needed oral health care and improve their overall health and well-being.

Medical Teams International Dental Van for adults on Orcas for 2021: April 14-17, May 10-13, Sept. 22-25, Nov. 3-6.

The dental services provided include oral health exams, X-rays, fillings, and tooth extractions. To access dental van services, call the San Juan County Health Department, 360-378-4474, or the Orcas Community Resource Center 360-376-3184 or Senior Center 360-376-2677 to get more information and an application.