San Luis Obispo, CA – Work by the SLO Noor Foundation to launch free oral health services for uninsured adults countywide is nearly completed. A $10,000 grant received from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is aiding efforts to not only have energy efficient equipment and systems in place when the dental clinic opens later this summer, but also help lower utility costs in the future.
The free dental clinic will be located at 3071 South Higuera Street, Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. It is currently undergoing tenant improvements to create a dental office with 3 operatories. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants will provide oral exams, hygiene treatments, and basic restorative procedures for adults who previously skipped or postponed oral health care because they can’t afford out-of-pocket costs.
The dental services will compliment the other high quality health care services offered by the SLO Noor Clinic to the county’s uninsured since it opened in October 2011 on Phillips Lane in San Luis Obispo. There is no sliding scale; no patient ever pays a penny for the services they receive. In just over a year since its opening, the SLO Noor Clinic’s volunteer medical staff has provided more than 2,000 patient visits for medical and vision care, performed in-house lab tests valued at more than $74,600, and provided free prescription eyeglasses worth more than $143,500.
For more information on the SLO Noor Clinic or to find out how you can help, log onto the slonoorfoundation.org or call (805) 439-1797.