The SLO County Public Health Department-Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP) established a partnership with Center for Family Strengthening to improve access to urgent dental treatment for uninsured children who cannot qualify for Medi-Cal, and have received a referral concerning dental disease from a CHDP well child exam.
Grant funds and community donations support reimbursement of participating dentists for an initial exam, x-rays and approved treatment plan. Some examples are extractions, fillings, crowns and nitrous oxide gas.
- CHDP refers children to dentists, approves funding for treatment plan, and care coordinates the patient.
- Center for Family Strengthening serves as the non-profit 501 (c) 3 so we may receive community donations to help children with acute dental needs.
- CFS provides fiscal management services and disperse payments to the dental providers in a timely manner. In addition CFS tracks the number of children served and prepares reports on the outcomes of this vital community resource.