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TAZEWELL COUNTY DENTAL CENTER ACCEPTING ADULTS WITH SLIDING FEES

Tazewell County Health Department is pleased to announce that adults will be accepted for treatment on a sliding fee schedule.  The cost of services will be determined by household income and size.  Income limit is 200% of the federal poverty level. 

On August 1, 2012, Tazewell County Health Department Dental Center was forced to limit adult dental services to emergencies only due the Medicaid Access and Resources Together (SMART) Act.  An emergency is defined as a situation deemed medically necessary to treat pain, infection, swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, or traumatic injury that can be treated by extraction (removal of a tooth) only.  The Tazewell County Board of Health monitored the situation and resolved to offer adult services. 

Adults are encouraged to visit www.tazewellhealth.org/dental-health to print the forms or arrive early for their first visit to complete the necessary paperwork.  Contact the TCHD Dental Center at 309-382-2229 with questions.