Dental & Vision Care

Dental Care Assistance

1-800-DENTIST — Provides a quick online search that identifies local dentists as well as their services, qualifications, reviews and amenities. | 310.215.6400 | 800.222.5882

210 – Provides Full and partial dentures, root canals, extractions, implants. Located in San Antonio, this clinic offers highly affordable dental care. | 2202 Babcock Rd., San Antonio | 210.336.8873 (DENTURE)

American Dental Association — Find a Dentist with this site. The ADA offers a free search of member dentists by specialty, location or name.

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations — AAPCHO is dedicated to promoting advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improves the health status and access of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders throughout the United States, primarily through their member community health centers. Member agencies provide primary and specialty medical care, internal medicine, comprehensive perinatal care, nutrition counseling, pediatric services, social services, nursing, pharmaceutical services, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, and health education. This site provides all contact information for local health centers. | 1400 Eye Street, NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20005 | 202.331.4607

Bright Now! Dental — is a member of the Smile Brands network of affiliated dental offices. They are a unique and innovative model in the dental industry. Each Bright Now! Dental office has a clinical staff of licensed professionals working for an affiliated dental group doing business as Bright Now! Dental. By teaming with Smile Brands to provide expertise and economies of scale, affiliated dentists are free to focus on what they do best — care for patients. | 844.400.7645

CommUnityCare – Operates 18 health centers offering primary care services for the entire family including pediatrics, behavioral health services & dental care. Is a Federally Qualified Health Center (HQFC) which enables them to provide services to those who have trouble accessing basic primary care and preventative health services. Formerly Community Health Centers of Austin/Travis County. (No locations in Williamson County)| See site for locations | Patient Access Center: 512.978.9015 — A quick way to compare discount dental plans. Note that these are discount dental plans, not dental insurance. | 888.632.5353

Reassurance Dental — With the Reassurance Dental Plan, you gain access to a nationwide network of 132,000 dental practice locations in the Aetna Dental Access® network across a range of specialties. Your plan is accepted at every location in the network, even if you’re on the road. This dental discount plan is $14.95 per month for the whole family. Note: This is NOT insurance. | 866.579-1134

Health Alliance for Austin Musicians — Provides access to affordable health care for Austin’s uninsured musicians. Uninsured, professional musicians in the Austin area may be eligible for low-cost primary health care services, basic dental care and mental health counseling provided by HAAM. Other services provided include care management/social services, lab services, nutritional counseling, health education and referrals to specialty care.

Lone Star Circle of Care – LSCC is a federally qualified community health center (FQHC) providing affordable, quality healthcare to the uninsured and underserved in Central Texas. There are no residency, income, insurance or other restrictions to receive care. With approximately 25 clinics (and growing) in Williamson, Bell and Travis Counties, LSCC provides seniors, adults and children with primary care, general dentistry, women’s health and OB/GYN, psychiatry and behavioral health services. Low cost prescription drugs and specialty referrals are also available. Uninsured patients go through a program registration process to determine their fee level, based on federal poverty guidelines. For dentures, they refer to a clinic in Bastrop yet the clinic does not appear to be more reasonably priced than other locations. | 877.800.5722

Georgetown Community Clinic Dental Center – Low cost dental care provided by Lone Star Circle of Care for Williamson County Residents. | 2411 Williams Drive Georgetown, TX 78628 | 512.864.1445

Round Rock Dental Center – Low cost dental care provided by Lone Star Circle of Care for Williamson County Residents. | 905 IH-35 North, Ste. 109, Round Rock, Texas 78664 | 512.733.2100

Samaritan Health Ministries — Healthcare for the uninsured. Visit the website for hours and services provided including acute, non-emergency care, medications refills, mental health services and dental. Initial screening for eligibility is on Monday evenings. | 5700 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park, 78613 | 512.331.5828

St. David’s Mobile Dental Program — The program treats adults referred by area clinics and the Health Alliance of Austin Musicians (HAAM). Each of the six vans is equipped with two dental exam rooms, digital x-rays, and computer workstations. The vans are staffed by licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. The Dental Program can provide fillings, root canals, extractions, cleanings, and some urgent care but CANNOT provide dentures, partials, bridges, crowns, braces, periodontal surgery, or wisdom tooth extraction. Volunteer dentists are sometimes able to provide more extensive work at their offices. Call or information on when the dental van might be in your area. | 811 Barton Springs Road, Ste. 600 Austin, TX 78704 | 512.879.6600

Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation (TDASF) is the charitable arm of the Texas Dental Association, whose mission is to educate the public and profession about oral health and improve access to dental care for citizens of Texas. Programs include Texas Donated Dental Services (TXDDS), an application-based program that provides comprehensive dental care to the aging (62 or older) and permanently disabled, but is NOT currently accepting new applications, and Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) events, which deliver free basic dental care on a first-come, first-served basis, at 3-4 travelling dental clinic events throughout Texas each year. For more information on where the TMOM events will be, please visit the website. | 1946 S. IH-35, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78704 | 512.448.2441 | 877.807.6453

The Medicine Program — Visit site for links to several discount programs (NOT insurance) which provide prescription, dental, vision, physician and hospital plans. Members must pay for all healthcare services directly to the healthcare providers.

The National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped — Makes oral health care accessible to needy individuals who are disabled, elderly or medically compromised by developing collaborations of resources for charitable, direct-service programs. The site also lists dentists who take part in their dental HouseCall Program, in which dental treatment is performed directly to people at their private residences, long-term care facilities, special education centers, inner-city schools and mental health centers.

University of Texas Dental Clinics, Houston — Provides a wide range of oral health care programs for patients by students and faculty. Services include general dentistry, dental hygiene and specialty services. | 713.486.4000

Vision Care Assistance

EyeCare America – A public service foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Provides free eye health educational materials and facilitating access to medical eye care. Provides eye exams and up to one year of care to US citizens and legal residents through volunteer ophthalmologists at low or no cost to those who qualify. | 800.222.3937

Lions Clubs International – Resources for the blind and hearing impaired. Local Lions Clubs sponsor programs provide financial assistance for the purchase of eyeglasses, hearing aids, health-related services. Visit the website for local chapters.

Mission Cataract USA – A free community service, for those that have poor vision, due to cataracts. To be eligible, vision must be uncorrectable with glasses and interferes with activities of daily living. | 800.343.7265

Vision USA – VISION USA provides a basic eye examination to low-income individuals in the US. Member doctors of the American Optometric Association offer services to applicants that have no private or government insurance, including Medicare or Medicaid, have an income below the established level based on household size, have not had an eye exam within the past 24 months and are a US citizen or legal resident with a social security or legal resident number.| 800.766.4466