Service: Ottawa Public Health - Healthy Smiles Ontario
|Record #: OCR2666||Last Full Update: 09 Apr 2019|
|Office Phone||Ottawa Public Health Information Line 613-580-6744|
|Toll Free Phone||Service Ontario 1-844-296-6306 ; Ottawa Public Health 1-866-426-8885|
|TTY Phone||Service Ontario, toll free 1-800-387-5559 ; Ottawa Public Health 613-580-9656|
|Primary Contact||Nancy Kennedy, Program Manager; Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23511|
|Primary Executive||Dr Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health (Acting); Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23681|
|Address & Map||
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|Mailing Address||c/o Ottawa Public Health - Dental Services
1580 Merivale Rd, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2G 4B5
|Physical Access||Not Applicable|
|Description & Services|
|Description (Service)||Dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth from low-income families.
The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including: check-ups, cleaning, fillings, x-rays, scaling and urgent or emergency dental care.
|Hours||Irregular, call for details|
|Areas Served||Ottawa (City of)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 17 year(s) and under
Youth 17 years and under from low-income households * Emergency and Essential Services: youth 17 years and under with a clinical need; family must be able to show financial hardship
|Application||Visit the website or call Service Ontario for information on how to register. * If the family is covered by Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program, the children 17 and under are automatically enrolled in the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. * The family will receive a Healthy Smiles Ontario dental card in the mail; it must be presented to the dental provider at each dental visit.
Emergency and Essential Services Stream: call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 ext 23510 to book a dental screening appointment to determine if the child qualifies.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Legal Status||(10) Local Government ; (80) United Way|
|Established||City of Ottawa: 2000, program: 2011|
|Funding||City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care|
|Elections||City Council is elected. The Board of Health is appointed.|
|Date Updated||09 Apr 2019|
|Service Categories||Dental Screening ; Emergency Dental Care ~ Children ; Emergency Dental Care ~ Youth ; General Dentistry ~ Children ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ; Oral Health Education/Information|