For many residents in North Carolina, the St Mary Health Center will already be known.
A collection of volunteers, including; dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, and clerical staff, provide essential services which enable eligible local residents to get a selection of dental treatments.
As well as treating adult residents, dental services are also provided for children between the ages of three to eighteen.
At the pediatric clinics, which are generally held once a month, children can have dental examinations. Dental sealants, fillings (tooth colored), and extractions, are just a few of the treatments provided. Special needs patients can be treated and dental emergencies can also be taken care of.
With the cost of dental treatment being a concern to many parents, it’s good to know that the dedicated staff at the health center will happily provide their services.
Helping the community is obviously important, and providing patients match the eligible criteria they will get the help that they need.
Located at 412 Ann St, Wilmington, NC 28401, the center holds treatment clinics for those who meet the following criteria:
- Have no medical or dental insurance
- Be able to prove income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
In order to prove income, patients can provide a current award letter for disability, unemployment, or social security benefits. Working patients can provide an employer’s statement of their earnings, a wage form, or recent paystubs. Last year’s tax return could also be used as proof. Patients who have no income could provide a letter from whoever is supporting them.
As the availability of free dental services continues to expand, so more might provide free treatment for children and adults, alike.