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Who we accept referrals from.

What are the qualifications.
What to do if the child qualifies.
What to do if the child doesn't qualify.




 
  We accept referrals from:
    - school nurse and health assistant
- health clinics
- community agencies

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  Qualifying children are:
    - in urgent need of dental care (pain or infection),
- age 5-18 years,
- receiving or eligible for free or reduced school lunch,
- without resources for dental care (this means no insurance, including
Denti-Cal)


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  If the child qualifies:
    1. Call Share the Care at 619-692-8858, Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Have ready:

-child's name, birthdate, dental problem
-parent/guardian name, address (zip code necessary), phone number, and
language spoken
-availability of transportation
-need for translator
-your name, school/agency/organization, phone number, and fax number

2. STC will then locate a dentist and make an appointment after speaking with the parent or guardian.
-Referral source will be notified of the appointment.
-Dentist will make any subsequent appointments directly with family.

Other important information:
-Child must be accompanied by parent/guardian.
-A"no-show", cancellation, or arriving late can result in no assistance from the
program. Please help educate the parent/guardian about the importance of
keeping the appointment and arriving promptly.
-Family is responsible for purchase of any needed prescriptions.

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  What happens if a child doesn't qualify?
    -Contact Share the Care at 619-692-8858 for a list of low-cost dental care resources.
-Have client call Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program for
assistance in locating low-cost dental and medical care 619-692-8428 (North
County: 1-800-675-2229)
-Have client call San Diego Kids Health Assurance Network (SD-KHAN) at
1-800-675-2229 for referrals to low-cost dental and medical insurance.


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