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Posted on: April 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Free Mobile Dental Clinics coming to Tonopah, Pahrump

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The Mobile Dental Clinic will be in Tonopah and Pahrump this month to offer free dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride treatments for all interested individuals.
The dental clinic will be in Tonopah on Monday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tonopah Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Facility, 209 N. St. Patrick Street.
The dental clinic will be in Pahrump on Wednesday, April 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the NyE Communities Coalition, 1020 E. Wilson Road. The Mobile Dental Clinic will also be available during the Kindergarten Roundup on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at the NyE Communities Coalition.

The clinic will be open for the Kindergarten Roundup and will see walk-in patients until 3 p.m. Morning is primarily for kindergarten and Pre-K children entering any Pahrump public school this Fall, and their families. Everyone is seen on a first come first serve basis regardless of age and time they arrive.

The dental services that will be provided in Tonopah and Pahrump will be:
*Fluoride Varnish – all ages
*Sealants– target ages 2nd and 6th graders, may be available to older children/ adults depending on risk (must have the absence of decay)
*Dental screenings – all ages
No restorative care such as fillings will be available, but referral to obtain care will be available..

Toothbrushes and gift bags will be available. There is no charge for dental services but if the participant has insurance this will be billed.

Beyond dental services, immunization services will be available. However, anyone wanting an immunization must bring their immunization records.

In Tonopah, the Southern Nevada Health District will provide vaccines to adults and children privately insured through eligible plans (see list below), and  adults with Medicare/Medicaid.  
Please note that uninsured adults/children and children (18 and under) with Medicaid will be referred to Tonopah Clinic Health Nurse.
In Pahrump, the Health District will provide vaccine for adults and children privately insured with eligible plans and adults with Medicare/Medicaid.  The Community Health Nurse will provide vaccine to Medicaid/uninsured children and uninsured adults.
Out of pocket payment may be needed for immunizations not covered by insurance plans.
FORMS OF PAYMENT accepted by the Southern Nevada Health District include Visa/MasterCard or debit card.  
NOTE: The credit card holder's name must match the name on the acceptable photo identification presented.

INSURANCE ACCEPTED                                                                          
Aetna
Ambetter/Silver Summit Health Plan
Anthem Network
Cigna
Culinary Insurance
Loomis
Health Plan of Nevada/Sierra Health and Life/Senior Dimension
Multiplan Beechstreet
One Health/Hometown Health (HealthConnect)
Retiree's Health Trust
Teacher's Health Trust
Tricare
United Healthcare
UMR
Nevada Check-up
Medicaid
Medicare Part B & D, and Medicare Railroad is accepted. Not all vaccines are covered by insurance.
Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)

NOTE: The Mobile Dental Van will also be available in Goldfield in Esmeralda County on Tuesday, April 10. The van and vaccinations will be at the Goldfield Welcome Center on U.S. Highway 95 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow the Tonopah guidelines for details.

Anyone with questions about the Tonopah and Goldfield clinics should contact the Tonopah Community Health Nurse ate 775-482-6659 or Nye County Health & Human Services 775-482-8125.

Anyone with questions about the Tonopah and Goldfield clinics should contact the Pahrump Community Health Nurse at 775-751-7074 or Nye County Health & Human Services at 775-751-7095.

The Mobile Dental Clinic is a partnership between Nye County and the Southern Nevada Health District, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, and NyE Communities Coalition.

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