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Ottawa. City Operations

Site: Ottawa - No Physical Address

Service: Ottawa Public Health - Healthy Smiles Ontario

Alternate Name HSO ; OCR ; Ottawa. City Operations
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
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Mailing Address c/o Ottawa Public Health - Dental Services 
1580 Merivale Rd, Suite 400 
Ottawa, ON K2G 4B5
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description and Services
Description (Service) Dental program that provides free preventive, routine, and emergency dental services for children and youth from low-income families. 
The program includes regular visits to a licensed dental provider and covers the costs of treatment including: check-ups, cleaning, fillings, x-rays, scaling and urgent or emergency dental care.
Hours Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 17 year(s) and under 
Youth 17 years and under from low-income households * Emergency and Essential Services: youth 17 years and under with a clinical need; family must be able to show financial hardship
Application Visit the website or call Service Ontario for information on how to register. * If the family is covered by Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program, the children 17 and under are automatically enrolled in the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. * The family will receive a Healthy Smiles Ontario dental card in the mail; it must be presented to the dental provider at each dental visit. 
Emergency and Essential Services Stream: call the Ottawa Public Health Information Line at 613-580-6744 ext 23510 to book a dental screening appointment to determine if the child qualifies.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Dental Screening ; Emergency Dental Care ~ Children ; Emergency Dental Care ~ Youth ; General Dentistry ~ Children ; General Dentistry ~ Youth ; Oral Health Education/Information
Contact Information
Office Phone Ottawa Public Health Information Line 613-580-6744 ext 23510
Toll Free Phone Service Ontario 1-844-296-6306 ; Ottawa Public Health 1-866-426-8885
TTY Phone Service Ontario, toll free 1-800-387-5559 ; Ottawa Public Health 613-580-9656
Fax 613-580-9645
Primary Contact Nancy Kennedy, Program Manager; Phone: 613-580-6744 ext 23511
Primary Executive Dr Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health
Other Details
Established City of Ottawa: 2000, program: 2011
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Health
Elections City Council is elected. The Board of Health is appointed.
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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