Free dental screenings for low-income families

El Paso News

El Paso, Texas (KTSM) – The City of El Paso is encouraging residents with and without dental insurance to consider scheduling an appointment for a dental screening.

The Department of Public Health’s Rawlings Dental Clinic located at 3301 Pera Ave.will also be offering pediatric dental services to those ages 6 months and 21 years of age.

Below are the available dental services:

  • comprehensive dental exams;
  • diagnostic X-rays;
  • preventative treatment including cleaning, fluoride application, sealants, oral hygiene instructions with products provided;
  • restorative treatment including fillings, pulpotomies, stainless steel crowns, space maintainers, root canal therapy and extractions;
  • nutritional counseling.

Medicaid, CHIP and private insurance is accepted. Families without insurance may qualify for program assistance outlined below:

  • family must reside in El Paso county;
  • must provide proof of current address (Texas ID or utility bill);
  •  proof of relationship to the patient (patient’s birth certificate, legal guardianship, or Medicaid form);
  • provide verification of most recent Gross Income for the household (3 check stubs, employer letter, social security, or SSI).

Patients without other resources may pay on a sliding-fee schedule based on family income.

Appointments for routine and emergency treatment are available. Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, daily appointments are limited in order to keep patients and employees safe.

For more information on qualification or to schedule an appointment, please call 915-212-8000.

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