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    IC patients can often barely pay for urology visits much less dental care. We've never had a list of free dental clinics and/or assistance programs. Can someone dive into the web and do some searching and come up with a list that we can put on our low income assistance page??
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  • #2
    Just a suggestion. You might have better luck with this by getting IC patients to list clinics in either their town or their state. Then, after the thread runs it's course, have someone compile them all in alphebetical order by state, city, etc. Then, request that anyone that knows of another dental clinic PM the person who created the alphabetical thread so that person can edit it and add the listing.

    Personally, I think it would be alot easier to do it this way and more successful since there are many of us who are aware of a free or low cost dental clinic in our own area, but it would be a HUGE job for one person to try to do this on a national scale. JMHO!

    But, however you decide to do this, I will go ahead and contribute my local info now to help out whoever compiles the listings. It is as follows:

    KENTUCKY

    The Dental Clinic
    740 East 10th Avenue
    Bowling Green, Ky. 42101
    (270) 781-7687

    http://www.commonwealthhealthfreecli...tal_clinic.htm

    This one charges on a sliding scalee. For example if you make less than $22,000 a year for a family of 4, you would pay $10 at check in and $10 per service. If you made $40,000 for a family of 4, you waould pay $20 at check in and $20 per service. It explains all of this on the website as well as the services they offer and eligibility requirements.
    Last edited by amaranthe; 02-19-2011, 04:39 AM. Reason: changed something
    I am not a medical professional. I do not give medical advice. In all cases, I urge you to talk to your Dr. about your treatment options.

    D/Xed 2003 with IC. Also have the co-existing condtions of VV, Vulvadynia, Lupus, Fibro, GERD, CPP, Endo, & Adhesions, and Depression

    Meds: Estrogel (due to total Hyster)
    The meds r/xed by my Pain Dr. from the Pain Clinic are as follows: Morphine ER and IR, Baclofen, and Lyrica and Seroquel (used off-label as a sleeping pill, but it also helps with depression)


    (I listed my meds in case someone reading this has been told like so many ICers that Drs dont r/x pain meds for IC.) I want you to know that there ARE tons of us who are also dealing w/this disease and the pain and many of us ARE on pain meds.)


    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

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    • #3
      Sorry, this was a duplicate post, but it wouldn't let me delete it.
      Last edited by amaranthe; 02-19-2011, 04:41 AM. Reason: duplicate post
      I am not a medical professional. I do not give medical advice. In all cases, I urge you to talk to your Dr. about your treatment options.

      D/Xed 2003 with IC. Also have the co-existing condtions of VV, Vulvadynia, Lupus, Fibro, GERD, CPP, Endo, & Adhesions, and Depression

      Meds: Estrogel (due to total Hyster)
      The meds r/xed by my Pain Dr. from the Pain Clinic are as follows: Morphine ER and IR, Baclofen, and Lyrica and Seroquel (used off-label as a sleeping pill, but it also helps with depression)


      (I listed my meds in case someone reading this has been told like so many ICers that Drs dont r/x pain meds for IC.) I want you to know that there ARE tons of us who are also dealing w/this disease and the pain and many of us ARE on pain meds.)


      John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.

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      • #4
        What I have found so far...

        Community dental guide

        Also check out United Way. At the top of this page is a gray bar where yo can put in the desired zip code. This will take you to your local United Way where you will find either further local links or contact info so that you can call and talk to someone who can help. Also don't forget your local dental schools. These are usually not free, but the prices are reduced because a student is doing the work while being overseen.
        Last edited by surprisedx; 02-18-2011, 01:52 AM. Reason: Added information

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        • #5
          Okay who wants to take this on???
          Would you like to talk with someone about your IC struggles? The ICN now offers personal coaching sessions that include myself, Julie Beyer RD on the diet and Dr. Heather Howard on Sexuality. http://www.icnsales.com/icn-personal-coaching/

          Looking for books, magazines & reports on IC? Please visit the ICN Shop at: http://www.icnsales.com: Your ICN subscription & purchases in our shop support these message boards, chats and special events. BECOME AN ICN ANGEL TODAY!

          Please remember that the information on the ICN is provided with the understanding that ICN, its founder, staff, volunteers, and participants are not engaged in rendering medical or professional medical services. We cannot and do not give medical advice. Only your personal physician can do this for you.






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          • #6
            if someone is seeking free low cost dental care,i would refer them either to their local health department,department of human services,or local community college where the services are performed cheaper because it is being done by students.
            Newly IC diagnosed as of February 2011.

            Medications I'm on that seem to work:
            Zoloft- one once a day
            Butrans pain patch 5 mcg (THANK GOD FOR WHOEVER INVENTED THIS!SO MUCH PAIN RELIEF ITS UNREAL,I AM IN NO PAIN AT ALL UNLESS I STRESS OR SCREW UP ON THE DIET)

            Failed Meds:
            Elmiron-after 4 months,digestive side effects got to be too much
            tramadol-allergic
            DMSO treatments(5-6)
            probiotics

            THERAPIES:gardening,cooking,IC Diet,Counseling,Lots of warm baths,stress reduction,heating pad or ice packs,meditation/deep breathing,listening to relaxing music,having fun on pain free days,drinking chamomile or peppermint tea,pelvic floor physical therapy
            AROMATHERAPY-candles,incense
            Village Naturals Aches and Pains Peppermint Bath Salts
            Johnson and Johnsons Lavender Melt Away Stress Body Wash/Lotion

            ACUPUNCTURE/HERBS
            Significant pain relief so far.

            MAY TRY:yoga,swimming/hydrotherapy and anti-candida diet if i can kick my sugar addiction
            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            ***TO MY IC SISTERS AND BROTHERS:WE ARE OUR OWN ADVOCATES!,PLEASE DO AS MUCH RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN AS POSSIBLE AND TRY DIFFERENT TREATMENTS TO GET WELL.NOT ONE TREATMENT WORKS FOR EVERYONE.MOST IMPORTANTLY,TRY TO KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE,DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM NEGATIVITY/NEGATIVE PEOPLE AND NEVER,EVER GIVE UP!***

            Add me on facebook Angela Hasic

            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
            where there is hatred, let me sow love;
            when there is injury, pardon;
            where there is doubt, faith;
            where there is despair, hope;
            where there is darkness, light;
            and where there is sadness, joy.
            Grant that I may not so much seek
            to be consoled as to console;
            to be understood, as to understand,
            to be loved as to love;
            for it is in giving that we receive,
            it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
            and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.

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            • #7
              I work for the State of Texas, the best place to start looking at is at their local Medicaid office. They have a list of doctors/dentists.

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              • #8
                Another option is to do a search for Elks Dental Clinics for your area.

                Donna
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                • #9
                  Will the medicaid office help you even if you don't qualify for medicaid (as I don't)?
                  ~Ashley

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                  • #10
                    I believe they can help you with resources for your state even if you dont qualify for medicaid.The social work/human services office would be your best bet or united way.
                    Newly IC diagnosed as of February 2011.

                    Medications I'm on that seem to work:
                    Zoloft- one once a day
                    Butrans pain patch 5 mcg (THANK GOD FOR WHOEVER INVENTED THIS!SO MUCH PAIN RELIEF ITS UNREAL,I AM IN NO PAIN AT ALL UNLESS I STRESS OR SCREW UP ON THE DIET)

                    Failed Meds:
                    Elmiron-after 4 months,digestive side effects got to be too much
                    tramadol-allergic
                    DMSO treatments(5-6)
                    probiotics

                    THERAPIES:gardening,cooking,IC Diet,Counseling,Lots of warm baths,stress reduction,heating pad or ice packs,meditation/deep breathing,listening to relaxing music,having fun on pain free days,drinking chamomile or peppermint tea,pelvic floor physical therapy
                    AROMATHERAPY-candles,incense
                    Village Naturals Aches and Pains Peppermint Bath Salts
                    Johnson and Johnsons Lavender Melt Away Stress Body Wash/Lotion

                    ACUPUNCTURE/HERBS
                    Significant pain relief so far.

                    MAY TRY:yoga,swimming/hydrotherapy and anti-candida diet if i can kick my sugar addiction
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    ***TO MY IC SISTERS AND BROTHERS:WE ARE OUR OWN ADVOCATES!,PLEASE DO AS MUCH RESEARCH ON YOUR OWN AS POSSIBLE AND TRY DIFFERENT TREATMENTS TO GET WELL.NOT ONE TREATMENT WORKS FOR EVERYONE.MOST IMPORTANTLY,TRY TO KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE,DISTANCE YOURSELF FROM NEGATIVITY/NEGATIVE PEOPLE AND NEVER,EVER GIVE UP!***

                    Add me on facebook Angela Hasic

                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
                    where there is hatred, let me sow love;
                    when there is injury, pardon;
                    where there is doubt, faith;
                    where there is despair, hope;
                    where there is darkness, light;
                    and where there is sadness, joy.
                    Grant that I may not so much seek
                    to be consoled as to console;
                    to be understood, as to understand,
                    to be loved as to love;
                    for it is in giving that we receive,
                    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
                    and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.

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                    • #11
                      Oh, good to know. When I applied for Medicaid they didn't seem to know very much. I was asking the case worker what I'm supposed to do to pay for my meds then since I didn't qualify for anything and she did refer me to a church group that helped people get on patient assistance programs, but I could have done it all online myself (and later did). I'm hoping I'll have insurance later this year *crosses fingers*
                      ~Ashley

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                      • #12
                        Ashley:
                        Glad to know you got your answers. Yes, Medicaid offices will help you with Resources, ie: Churches, Food Pantries, low income dental/medical clinics in your area.

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                        • #13
                          In Vermont it is really hard to even find a dentist that will accept Medicaid patients or at least that's how it used to be. I have heard, like someone else mentioned, to try dental schools if there is one near you.

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