If you have Medicaid, and are 20 years old or younger, call Texas Health Steps toll-free, Monday through Friday, at 1-877-847-8377 (1-877-THSTEPS) for help finding a dentist or getting a dental checkup.
If you do not have Medicaid, or if you are 21 years old or older, please use the information below to find dental care.
2-1-1 is a free help line that is answered in more than 90 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An operator can help you find a dentist near you. You can get more information about 2-1-1 at www.211.org.
There are community health clinics across Texas. Some of these clinics provide both medical and dental services for adults while others could offer services to children only.
The clinics charge a discounted fee for dental services. Your cost is based on your household income. You do not have to live in the county where the clinic is located. There might be a waiting list for services. But if you have a toothache or an infection, please tell the clinic when you call them.
Go to http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ and enter your zip code to find a clinic close to you. Then call the clinic to make an appointment.
The Texas Association for Community Health Centers, Inc. (TACHC) has locations throughout the state that provide low cost, preventive care for everyone, even if you can’t pay. They also accept Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and private insurance.
Go to www.tachc.org to get more information on a health center close to you.
The Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Fee For Service (FFS) Dental Providers and Services in Texas provides dental services to infants, children, teens, and pregnant women who are not eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. To find child and prenatal dental services close to you, go to DSHS Family and Community Health Services Clinic Locator.