Hours of Operation
Mondays through Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday clinics only as scheduled
For information on Saturday clinics please contact the Volunteer Advocate at 903.596.8353 x109 or [email protected]
Bethesda Health Clinic is a Christ-based clinic that provides affordable health and dental care to hardworking low-income adults who are uninsured or underinsured.
Who We Serve
Bethesda serves hardworking low-income adults who have no insurance, or who are underinsured, which are those who have deductibles that are high relative to their income.
Patient Eligibility Requirements
Low income adults
Employed or perform an important unpaid job, such as being a caregiver, volunteer or participant in a self-improvement program (e.g. education, rehabilitation, etc.)
Uninsured or underinsured
If you are unsure whether you would qualify for care, we strongly encourage you to come by the clinic anyway to speak with our admissions team. If you do not qualify, you will be referred to a patient advocate who can help you find other resources.
How To Become a Patient
In order to become a patient, you will need to meet with our admissions team to determine your eligibility.
You must appear in person at the clinic during admission screening hours.
Children are not allowed in the screening room. Please make arrangements ahead of time.
We do not always have a bi-lingual admissions consultant available. If you speak Spanish, please bring an English-speaking interpreter.
Recommended Documentation To Bring
The documentation you will be required to provide will depend on your individual situation. If the following are available, we strongly encourage you to bring a paper copy of these items during your initial visit.
Completed application and waiver forms
A current government-issued picture ID
If applicable or available, a recent paystub dated within the last 30 days.
If applicable or available, pages 1 and 2 of your latest filed tax return (form 1040)
Admission Screening Hours
Mondays through Thursdays: 10am – 1:30pm
903.596.8353, ext 127
Launched in 2005 with a volunteer staff, Bethesda’s Dental Clinic served about 350 patients per year for several years. Demand steadily increased, as did the patient backlog, so in 2010, Bethesda hired a part-time dentist as well as the staff needed to expand the operations. In 2013, the Dental Clinic was in full operation and served over 2,300 patients.
For most of Bethesda's patients, affordable dental care has been a pressing need for many years. Bethesda’s Dental Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in the county. Its priority is to treat patients experiencing pain or discomfort, but it also provides other vital services, including dental hygiene, fillings, and restorative care.
We recognize that many medical conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be made worse by dental problems. By resolving dental issues, the clinic helps its patients better manage these conditions, remain productive at work, and improve their self-esteem.
Dental Clinic services are available to Bethesda patients and low-income members of the community only.
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