About Leon County Health Department
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Hours of Operation:
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Monday through Friday except holidays.
Also known as \"The Molar Express,\" the Leon County Health Department Center for Dental Care and Prevention provides dental services to Medicaid-eligible Leon County residents ages 5 through 20. It was built in 2005, and their train-themed facility was designed to deliver quality dental care in a child-friendly atmosphere. They also provide clinical education for students and residents from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Tallahassee Community College Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting Programs and the Tallahassee Memorial Family Practice Residency Program.
Services Include: Diagnostic: Examinations, digital x-rays, biopsies, Preventative: Prophylaxis (cleanings), fluoride treatments, sealants, Restorative: Composite and amalgam restorations, stainless steel crowns, Surgical: Extractions and emergency treatment, Education: Presentations for schools, community groups, and health fairs.
Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Leon County Health Department website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.
Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2023
|Persons In Family Household||Poverty Guideline Salary per year|
For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.
These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get reduced or free services from some clinics, they use a sliding fee scale based on your income.When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.