The West Virginia Health Right Mobile Dental Clinic comes to Clay County the first two Wednesdays of each month to provide services to Clay County Residence. The WV Health Right Mobile Dental Clinic is scheduled to come to Clay for a year so far.
WV Health Right owns the mobile clinic and the idea came from the effects of the flood that hit the region in 2016. West Virginia Health Right owns the mobile clinic, and everything is provided by them, including the dental hygienist and the dental assistant. The Dentist is a part of Marshall University Faculty, who is partnered with West Virginia Health Right.
“ The WV Health Right Mobile Dental Clinic travels to McDowell, Boone, Logan, Clay, Harrison and Roane counties twice a month to serve low-income adults, patients, aged 18+, who needs fillings, extractions, or dental cleanings. We do not treat children. We do not provide partials, dentures, or oral surgery. Our goal is to relieve dental pain and infection, thus, improving the oral health of impoverished adults in rural West Virginia”
The Mobile Dental Clinic is totally free to the patient. Serving only adults age 18 and up, services provided are extractions, fillings and cleanings. Qualifications to be eligible for the dental clinic are as follows: patients must be uninsured or have Medicaid or Medicare coverage and household income must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level guidelines. A copy of your last tax return or proof of non-filing status bust be provided prior to your appointment.
There will not be any prescriptions written for controlled substances by any dentist on board the Mobile Dental Clinic. A prescription for an antibiotic many be written if needed and patients may be told to take over the counter Motrin or Tylenol for pain if needed. Please be aware that the mobile dental clinic travels from Charleston and traffic conditions as well as weather conditions could affect what time the clinic arrives at Clay Primary Health Care in Two Run, where it is parked to provide services. Be prepared that there can be a wait time. The clinic usually arrives around 9:30 or 10 each Wednesday it is scheduled to come to Clay and usually leaves around 3:30 or so. If you want more information or want to schedule an appointment, contact Community cares of WV- Clay office at 304-587-7301.