Carl Albert State College (CASC) and Stigler Health & Wellness Center Inc. (SHWC) added dental services to their partnership in order to assist CASC students and employees.
CASC President Jay Falkner explained, “Back in May of this year, SHWC and CASC signed an agreement to make medical treatment available to our students and employees for minor illness, injuries, and behavioral health services. Now SHWC has added dental services to this agreement at Poteau and Sallisaw campuses.”
Falkner continued, “We are thrilled to work with SHWC, and bringing dental services to us is a great addition to an already valuable partnership.”
SHWC Chief Operating Officer Brooke Lattimore announced SHWC has purchased a mobile dental unit. “With the mobile unit, we are now able to provide dental services in our surrounding communities, including Carl Albert State College students and employees,” she said.
The dental agreement works in a similar way as the medical agreement. Students and employees using the services will be responsible for providing proof of Medicaid or private insurance, and these programs will be billed directly on behalf of the student/employee. For those seeking care without insurance, they will apply for the sliding fee scale, and SHWC will directly bill the patient for the minimum dental office visit fee.
CASC Vice President for Student Affairs Randy Graves stated, “We will be providing complete details about the dental services on campus. Dental appointments will be made for students and employees through the CASC Student Affairs Office.”
Lattimore continued, “The mission of the Health & Wellness Center is to provide quality care for all area patients, and we are pleased to add yet another option of care for the students, faculty, and staff of Carl Albert State College.”
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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