SEARHC to host Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinics in Hoonah, Angoon and Sitka

Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2010

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will host special Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinics at the Trudy Wolfe Medical Clinic in Hoonah, Feb. 8-12; at the Jessie Norma Jim Health Center in Angoon, Feb. 1-5; and at the Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Dental Clinic in Sitka, Feb. 1-5.

Each pediatric clinic will feature dental examination appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays, with follow-up treatment taking place later in the week. The clinics are open for children younger than 18 years old who are currently enrolled in the state of Alaska's Denali KidCare program or are on Medicaid.

Dr. Howard Hunt will lead the pediatric dental team in Hoonah and Angoon, and Dr. Kristi Linsenmayer will lead the team in Sitka.

Parents and guardians who wish to have their children participate in this special clinic should call the following: In Hoonah, Veronica Dalton with Hoonah Parents As Teachers at 907-945-3792; in Angoon, Tina Gamble at the SEARHC Jessie Norma Jim Health Center at 907-788-4655; or in Sitka, the Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital Dental Clinic at 907-966-8343.

For more information about SEARHC's Denali KidCare special clinics, contact pediatric dental coordinator Cara Gilbert in Juneau at 364-4494 or the respective community contacts listed above.

Denali KidCare is a state program that provides health insurance and access to health care for Alaska resident children younger than 18 of working and non-working parents, and for expecting mothers who meet income guidelines. SEARHC partners with the Denali KidCare program to provide special clinics around the region when pediatric dentists are available.

For more information on the Denali KidCare program and eligibility requirements, go to http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dhcs/DenaliKidCare/.



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