Dental clinic focusing on low-income, uninsured coming to Lebanon

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Oct 2, 2012 3:40 AM

health-insurance.jpg(Lancaster) -- Low-income and uninsured people will have greater access to dental care in Lebanon County when a new clinic opens next summer.

The Lebanon Ridge Oral Health center will offer reduced-cost visits and procedures for people who qualify. The downtown Lebanon office will be operated by Welsh Mountain Health Centers of Lancaster County.

CEO Terri Trimble says patients in any economic situation will be accepted.

"You can have insurance, you can have Medicaid, you can be uninsured," Trimble says. "We offer our services on a sliding fee scale. We do not have a differential of anyone who is ineligible to receive care."

Trimble says access to low-cost dental care is in high demand in Lebanon County.

The center is funded through nearly $1.7 million in federal grants -- along with contributions from non-profits, individual donors and Lebanon County government.

The organization is accepting donations through its Facebook page and PayPal.

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