SEARHC hosts Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinic in Yakutat

March 25 2010

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and the Yakutat Community Health Center will host a special Denali KidCare pediatric dental clinic on April 19-23. This special pediatric clinic will feature dental examination appointments on Monday and Tuesday, April 19-20, with follow-up treatment taking place later in the week (April 21-23). The clinic is 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. Lee Steinle will lead the pediatric dental team for this clinic. Parents and guardians who wish to have their children participate in this special clinic should call Sheri Nelson in Yakutat at 784-3260 to schedule an exam appointment. For more information about SEARHC’s Denali KidCare special clinics, contact Pediatric Dental Coordinator Cara Gilbert in Juneau at 364-4494. Denali KidCare is a state program designed to make sure Alaska resident children younger than 18 of working and non-working parents, and expecting mothers who meet income guidelines, have insurance so they have full access to health care. 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/.