Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic - Cashiers Free Clinic
130 Highway 64 East
Cashiers NC, 28717
Contact Name:Melanie Jones
Contact Phone:(828) 743-3393
Clinic Details:The Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, better known as the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic, delivers comprehensive dental care to people who cannot otherwise afford these critically needed services. We restore lives - one tooth at a time. The Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project was formed in 2005 to create a permanent Free Dental Clinic. In 2013, the original space was renovated and used equipment was replaced with new, state-of-the-art equipment within six operatories. We serve low-income patients (at or below 200% of the poverty level) in Jackson, Macon, Swain and Transylvania counties with one Staff Dentist, 12 Volunteer Dentists, two Registered Dental Hygienists and two Dental Assistants. In 2016, donor and foundation support enabled the Clinic to upgrade its radiology and charting systems to digital technology. Since 2005, the Clinic has performed 57,500 dental procedures with a value exceeding $8,800,000. Limited financial resources are a barrier to dental care. Medicare does not provide any dental services and while Medicaid provides limited dental assistance, large portions of the needy population, particularly the working poor and elderly, do not qualify for that program. Based on 2010 US Census data and NC Medicaid enrollment, we estimate that over 17,000 people in our serviceable counties meet the financial qualifications of the Clinic. It is our hope that donations from the community will help stabilize our current efforts so that we may continue to: serve over 700 patients a year; offer continuity of care through patient treatment plans and restorative procedures; prevent dental disease through hygiene procedures; and, provide information on community resources to patients for their greater well-being.
Details: Lake Norman Community Health Clinic (LNCHC) is the oldest and largest medical provider serving the uninsured in Mecklenburg and South Iredell counties. LNCHC provides acute and chronic care and is open five days a week, with evening clinics on Wednesdays. LNCHC not only focuses on prevention and treatment of disease, but in managing healthy outcomes for patients. Lake Norman Community Health Clinic is accredited by the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.
Details: Blue Ridge Health makes caring for you and your family simple: we offer quality care, close to home, and all under one roof. With multiple services to support all of your healthcare needs and a team of exceptional healthcare providers - Blue Ridge Health is the best choice for your Medical Home in Western North Carolina.
Details: United Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center. This designation highlights our commitment to providing you with quality, affordable healthcare at each visit. Our mission at United Health Centers is to provide care while building healthier communities. The vision of the UHC’s leadership is to provide a high level of care and education that will positively impact neighborhoods, communities, and ultimately be a world model for quality care.
Details: Blue Ridge Health makes caring for you and your family simple: we offer quality care, close to home, and all under one roof. With multiple services to support all of your healthcare needs and a team of exceptional healthcare providers - Blue Ridge Health is the best choice for your Medical Home in Western North Carolina. No one will be denied access to services due to an inability to pay. There is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available to all who qualify.
Details: Good Samaritan Clinic is an interdenominational faith-based ministry providing medical care, dental care, mental health counseling, farmworker outreach, confidential HIV testing and counseling, ancillary services, and prescription medications to Burke County residents who are without government assistance, private insurance, or the financial resources to afford such care. No one is ever refused services based on race, gender, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. Good Samaritan Clinic was founded on the belief that healthcare is an essential right for all, regardless of the ability to pay.
Details: Everyone deserves access to medical care. Our mission is to provide free quality healthcare to low-income, uninsured adults and free comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment to adults in Eastern North Carolina.