Your Community Health Center (YCHC) has maintained being committed to be a community health care leader by providing quality health care to its local communities. The COVID-19 pandemic promptly changed the avenue to which services could be provided at the clinic to include new virtual services and limiting dental services to only emergency care.
As the state begins opening back up YCHC can now schedule routine dental appointments to existing and new patients. Dr. Chole Stuck, Dentist, explains further on how YCHC ensures its patients its commitment to everyone’s safety.
“YCHC follows infection control recommendations by the American Dental Association (ADA). We want our patients to feel safe when they enter our building, so we stay up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to their recommendations,” Dr. Stuck said.
YCHC’s mission to provide access to high quality, compassionate, patient-centered dental services has not changed but patients may see some changes when it is time for their next appointment. For example:
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
Dr. Stuck stated, “We know the message to our patients has been different because routine oral health has been put on hold, but we want our patients to no longer feel that they have to delay their oral healthcare any longer. Existing patients can safely move forward with their dental treatment plan and new patients can establish care with us.”
YCHC is now scheduling appointments for comprehensive exams, cleaning, fillings, extractions, limited root canals, dentures and many other services. YCHC currently is accepting NEW patients with Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay on a sliding fee scale. Call 573-426-6718 to schedule an appointment today.