Aaron Cahall, Communications Manager
410-837-2050 ext. 4366
BALTIMORE (June 20, 2016) Chase Brexton Health Care, one of the region’s leading Federally Qualified Health Centers, recently received a large federal grant to expand its oral health services to the northern Anne Arundel County area.
The $350,000 grant, announced by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) on June 16, will support dental staff and equipment for four operatories at Chase Brexton’s Glen Burnie Center, located at 200 Hospital Drive in Glen Burnie. Dental Services will begin at the Chase Brexton Glen Burnie Center early next year.
“There are currently only 25 oral health providers in all of Anne Arundel County who participate with Medicaid and fewer who offer sliding fee scale payments,” said Dr. Brooks Woodward, Chase Brexton Health Care’s Dental Director. “Chase Brexton will become a priority resource for both patients and community health referrals to help meet an overwhelming oral health need.”
Chase Brexton Health Care was one of 420 health centers in 47 states, and one of five in Maryland, which received a total of $156 million to expand integrated oral health services.
“Oral health is an important part of our overall physical health and well-being,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. “The funding we are awarding will reduce barriers to quality dental care for hundreds of thousands of Americans by bringing new oral health providers to health centers across the country.”
Chase Brexton Health Care provides adult and pediatric dental services to more than 4,600 patients annually at its Baltimore, Columbia, and Randallstown Centers.
To learn more about Chase Brexton Health Care’s dental services, please visit ChaseBrexton.org/our-services/dental.