Dental care for low income seniors

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The province is now providing free dental care to seniors on low incomes through the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program.

Laura O’Rourke, a public health promoter with Huron Perth Public Health, said the program provides a range of treatments for eligible seniors.

“Basically treatment like preventative care, fillings, extractions, check-ups, x-rays are covered, cleanings are covered and then some dentures are partially covered through the program as well,” said O’Rourke. “Single applicants must have an annual income of $19,300 or less and a couple’s combined income has to be below $32,300.”

Applications to the program will be available at several locations in Huron and Perth, starting in March.

Applicants are asked to bring their social insurance number with them.

Huron Perth Public Health Drop-In times for applications:
Blyth Library: Thursday, March 5, 1 to 3 p.m.
Alice Munro Library in Wingham: Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Howick Library: Friday, March 6, 1 to 3 p.m.
St. Marys Library: Monday, March 9, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
West Perth Library in Mitchell: Monday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton: Wednesday, March 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
HPPH West Gore Site (653 West Gore) in Stratford: Friday, March 20, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Bluewater Area Family Health Team in Zurich: Thursday, April 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.