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Press release: C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics providing dental services to adults and children

DentalbannerPalm Springs, FL – The C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics are now providing preventive dental services to adults and children at four sites throughout Palm Beach County from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.  Patients can call 561-642-1000 to make an appointment for dental care, including checkups, cleaning, fillings and extractions, at any of these four locations:

“Oral health is an important component of overall wellness,” said Ronald J. Wiewora, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, which owns and operates the Brumback Clinics.  “We are pleased to add dental services to the medical care our clinics offer patients.”

The Health Care District began operating the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics as Federally Qualified Health Centers in June of 2013.  In 2014, the Brumback Clinics served approximately 26,000 unduplicated adult and pediatric patients at the West Palm Beach, Lantana and Delray Beach sites co-located in the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County health centers, as well as at the Brumback Clinic located at 941 SE 1st Street in downtown Belle Glade.  In 2015, dental services, as well as more than a dozen dentists, dental assistants and administrative staff, transitioned from the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County to the Health Care District of Palm Beach County in support of the program.

“In our first four days of operation, our Brumback Clinics’ dental staff cared for 200 patients,” said Christopher F. Irizarry, MPA, FQHC Executive Director.  “We anticipate that these numbers will continue to grow and are proud to provide this continuity of care for our adult and pediatric primary care patients.”

Costs for dental services are based on a patient’s family size and income. All patients will be served, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to dental care, the Brumback Clinics’ services include:  yearly physicals; medical evaluations; laboratory services; diabetes and hypertension screenings; general and preventive dentistry; mammogram and specialty care referrals; mental health counseling; immunizations; employment, school, sports and Department of Transportation physicals; pharmacy services; and hearing and vision testing.

“This summer before the start of school is a great time for parents to make an appointment for their children to get an oral checkup,” said Inge Ford, DMD, Dental Director.  “Everyone deserves to smile.”

The Brumback Clinics are preparing to open a new clinic in western Lake Worth-Greenacres next month after being awarded a $650,000 annual “New Access Point” grant from the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  The grant announced in May recognized this part of Palm Beach County as an underserved area with limited access to primary care services.  The new Brumback Clinics’ site will be located in a leased 6,700 square-foot medical building at 7408 Lake Worth Road in western Lake Worth.

This year, the Clinics also began providing primary care services at the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health and at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, the county’s homeless resource center.  Both sites are in West Palm Beach.  In addition, the Clinics staff a primary care clinic at Palm Beach Lakes Community High School.

For more information, including the hours of the four adult and pediatric Brumback Clinics, visit www.brumbackclinics.org.

About the Health Care District:

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides adult and pediatric services at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics throughout the county, health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a pharmacy operation, a nationally recognized Trauma System, dedicated nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and acute care hospital services at Lakeside Medical Center, the county’s only public hospital, serving the rural western Palm Beach County communities along the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee.

Contact:
Robin Kish
Administrator of Public Affairs
561-804-5828

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