School-based Dental Sealant Program
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) School-based Dental Sealant Program (SDSP) is part of a comprehensive state-wide Oral Health Program to promote evidenced-based prevention strategies in order to achieve optimal oral health for all Minnesotans. Funding for Minnesota’s Oral Health Program is provided by grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is a great resource. DHS has established a call center where you can get information about programs and eligibility. The DHS call center can be reached at: 651-431-2670 or 800-657-3739.
United Way 2-1-1 and Portico Healthnet are partnering to offer 24/7 information and referral assistance to individuals and families who may be eligible for Medical Assistance. The eligibility rules for Medical Assistance coverage changed on March 1, 2011, and more people are now able to qualify. For more information, call United Way 2-1-1 at 1-800-543-7709 (statewide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Callers needing further assistance will be transferred to Portico Healthnet. Portico staff will:
- Answer your questions about Medical Assistance & MinnesotaCare
- Help you understand your options for health care
- Assist you with applications for health coverage programs
- Give you information about low-cost clinics and other health care resources in your area
Individuals who do not qualify for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) can get information about low-cost clinics and prescription assistance.
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