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Major Mission-Critical Grant To Add Dental Care at Wheat Ridge Location

April 17, 2019

Inner City Health Center is proud and grateful to announce a major capital grant from The Colorado Health Foundation that will extend our mission of patient-centered integrated health care into Wheat Ridge and surrounding areas.

The Colorado Health Foundation (TCHF), one of the state’s largest providers of funding for improved health care and greater equity in health access for Coloradans, has awarded ICHC a $250,000 grant to expand into dental care at the recently acquired ICHC Wheat Ridge Family Health Center. The capital grand will allow construction of dental care suites at the Wheat Ridge medical clinic, reflecting the central mission of integrated health services that ICHC has operated at its York Street location for decades.

Nearly 80 percent of patients at the Wheat Ridge location are enrolled in Health First Colorado (Medicaid), and the addition of oral health care to their available services is a major improvement to care and also a great opportunity for ICHC. Health First Colorado includes an adult dental benefit in its basic coverage. In addition, Medicaid’s CHP Plus child health care plans have significant dental benefits, and there is great potential to expand family coverage at the Wheat Ridge location.

ICHC is grateful to the faith shown in our efforts and our mission by the TCHF grant, and we look forward to completing capital construction of dental services at Wheat Ridge in 2019 for the benefit of our patients.

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