Our new dental clinic has the capacity to provide oral health services to Arlington Free Clinic’s 1,600 patients and then some. Thanks to this additional capacity, we are exploring ways to make dental care available to more underserved groups in the community. Starting first with former AFC patients who recently enrolled in Virginia Medicaid (see update below) but still have no dental coverage, we hope to eventually expand our Dental-Only pilot program to other Arlingtonians in need. For instance, many low-income older adults in Arlington have Medicare—health coverage for those age 65 and older—that does not include dental coverage.
Through our Dental-Only program, for the first time ever, AFC is caring for individuals with medical (but no dental) insurance in order to confront the gap in dental care that persists not only for the uninsured, but also the underinsured.
Read our entire 2019 Spring Newsletter.
Collaborating Across the Community for Greater Health Equity
Patient Story: Beatriz & Miguel
Report from our Medical Director: Happy 75th Anniversary to an Unparalleled Community Partner
Arlington Free Clinic & Medicaid Expansion
Volunteer Spotlight: Leigh Watlington, MD
Partner Spotlight: Urban Alliance