A new dental clinic has opened in downtown Hamilton with the mission of helping the underserved population in the city.
A grand opening for the clinic located at 210 South Second St., which will be operated by the non-profit Primary Health Solutions, a Butler County-based organization that operates Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), was held recently.
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According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, these kinds of facilities qualify for funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act and are also eligible for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits.
FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) operations like the dental clinic provide comprehensive services (either on-site or by arrangement with another provider) that include preventive health services, dental services, mental health and substance abuse services, transportation services necessary for adequate patient care, hospital and specialty care.
According to Ronda Croucher of Community First, the new dental clinic will take patients from an underserved area or population and offer a sliding fee scale.
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“The dental center is a complement to the existing services available at the location – primary care, OB/GYN, behavioral health, pharmacy and (Women, Infants and Children) services already operating at the 210 S. 2nd building,” she said. “The center is fully equipped with eight dental bays, state of the art equipment and excellent staff.”
Funding for the project comes from support led by the Health Resources & Services Administration, the Wilks Family Foundation and the Mercy Health Foundation.
Mayor Pat Moeller attended the grand opening for the dental clinic and said it is another boost in helping “to serve everybody in the community.”
New patients are being accepted and appointments are being scheduled. Anyone wishing to access dental services may call 513-454-1111 to schedule an appointment. Medicaid and most insurance plans are accepted.