Mountain Family Health Centers will open their sixth clinic, a mobile dental van designed to provide affordable, high quality preventive and basic dental care to residents of the Roaring Fork Valley, on March 10.
The Mountain Family Health Centers Dental Van is a state of the art mobile dental clinic currently parked at the Eagle County Community Center in El Jebel, at 0020 Eagle County Drive. Infants, children, adults and seniors can receive dental prevention and cleanings, x-rays, complete dental exams, sealant placements, topical fluoride applications, emergency procedures, simple extractions, fillings and removable devices to replace missing teeth at the Dental Van.
“Mountain Family has worked diligently to increase access to affordable dental care for all persons in our service area, with creative solutions like the Mountain Family Dental Van and our new SMILES virtual dental home teledentistry program,” said Mountain Family’s Dental Director Dr. Garry Millard. “We are excited to offer this new dental resource to the communities we serve.”
The Dental Van will be open four days per week from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (closed Wednesdays). Appointments may be made by calling 970-945-2840.
Both public and private insurance are accepted by Mountain Family Health Centers, including Health First Colorado/Medicaid, Medicare, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and commercial insurance. A sliding fee scale discount program is offered to persons who do not have insurance.
“Providing high quality dental care, regardless of ability to pay, is central to Mountain Family Health Centers’ mission,” said Ross Brooks, Chief Executive Officer. “We are dedicated to providing access to integrated medical, behavioral and dental health care for all.”
Mountain Family purchased the Dental Van with an Oral Health Services Expansion grant from the federal Bureau of Primary Care Health Resources Services Administration.