Welcome to Water Street Health Services

Free dental clinic

Dental care is a key component of your overall health. Our free dental clinic fills the gap between dental visits for guests, residents, and local community members experiencing financial need. It’s important not to go too long between dental visits for your overall health and wellbeing. That’s why Water Street Health Services offers free dental services to qualified individuals in Lancaster County in additional to our free medical clinic

We will help you maintain your oral health through regular cleanings, more immediate dental concerns, and more significant dental services like receiving dentures. No dental case is too big or too small for our team. We want to help you restore and redeem all dental care needs through the extensive offerings in our free dental clinic. Through it all, our hope is for you to know you are a part of a community that truly cares about you and your health.

Our approach to free dental care

Like everything we do, our work is very relational. Our aim is to listen to your individual needs so we can help you meet your specific goals.  

Ultimately, we want you to feel fully cared for as an individual while you receive top-of-the-line dental care. We never want you to feel like just another number, but really a part of our Water Street community.

Check out Luis’s Story below to see how we slow down our pace of care to listen to our patients and give profound care.

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Who is eligible for our free dental clinic's services?

You don’t have to be a guest of Water Street Mission to receive services from our free dental clinic.

Qualified patients meet the following criteria:

  1. Anyone who is 200% or more below the locally-stipulated poverty line 
  2. Any resident of Lancaster County 
  3. Individuals who are 18 years or older (some occasional appointments may be available to children and minors).

Our free dental clinic offers many dental procedures

We’re here to help you meet all of your dental needs, through the following outpatient procedures:

  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Oral surgery
  • Root canals
  • Crowns and bridgework
  • Dentures & partials
  • Night guards
  • Oral applications
  • X-rays
  • Tooth extractions
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How you should prepare for your upcoming visit

All patients must register with all necessary paperwork at the time of registration in order to be seen in our free dental clinic.

Here are some of the necessary proof of income documents you will need (if applicable):

  1. Last three pay stubs
  2. Social Security statement of benefits (awards letters)
  3. Unemployment statement of benefits

 

Upon your arrival to our facility, front desk staff will give you an application to complete. If you’re not able to fill them all out right away, that’s ok! We will give you a follow-up appointment date in which you can provide any additional that may still be outstanding. Registration by appointment is preferred but not required. Please call (717-358-2017 extension 3) to make an appointment.

Once all documents are received, you’ll be able to make your appointment. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. (Note: Patients must notify Water Street Health Services no less than 24 hours in advance of appointment cancellation.)