Resources for Assistance
Mississippi Primary Health Care Association
Community Health Centers
(CHCs) are not-for-profit clinics that offer dental services to all community residents, regardless of income or insurance. CHCs charge a reduced fee based on a person’s income and family size.
Click here for Community Health Centers in Mississippi -
Many of the clinics have multiple locations.
You can also contact the Mississippi Primary Health Care Association at 601-981-1817
Donated Dental Services
The Mississippi Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program provides free, comprehensive dental care through volunteer dental providers. Dental care is provided to people who because of serious disability, advanced age, or medical problems lack adequate income to pay for needed dental care. Contact the MS Program Coordinator at 601-932-2200 for information. If you would like an application please click here.
Medicaid and CHIP
Your child or teen may qualify for no-cost or low-cost health insurance coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many parents may also be eligible.
If you or someone in your family needs health coverage, you should apply. To find information about Medicaid and CHIP health coverage programs in your state, go to Programs in Your State or call 1-877-Kids-Now (1-877-543-7669).
Medicaid and CHIP typically cover a range of benefits including:
· Doctor Visits
· Emergency Care
· Hospital Care
· Prescription Drugs
Mississippi Division of Medicaid provider locator click here
Univeristy of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry
The School of Dentistry at University of Mississippi Medical Center provides low-cost dental treatment through several programs. Contact the School of Dentistry at 601-984-6080. Click here for more patient information
Mississippi State Department of Health's Division of Dental Services
The MSDH provides programs that address the oral health needs of children, adults, families and communities in Mississippi through public health clinics, schools, and approved dental health providers.
To check for Regional Oral Health Consultants in your area click here
For more information regarding MSDH programs and services click here
Volunteer Dental Clinics in Mississippi
The MDA is aware of the following clinics that may be able to provide dental services to those who need assistance. This listing is provided as a service to the public. The MDA is not able to guarantee the provision of dental treatment or services at these locations. Individuals seeking assistance must contact the individual clinics, make application for services and also meet the established criteria to be eligible for dental services.
Central Mississippi - Jackson Metro Area: Mission First - 601-608-0050 www.missionfirst.org
Jackson Metro Area: The Jackson Free Clinic
is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation operated by the medical students of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine in cooperation with local physicians and community leaders. The Jackson Free Clinic is dedicated to treating those who have no insurance and cannot otherwise afford medical care. To schedule an appointment call (601)355-5161 between 11:30AM and 4PM on Saturday. If you leave a message, please include your name, phone number, and request. Clinic staff members are only available to take and return calls during this period. www.jacksonfreeclinic.com
Jackson Metro Area - Lantern Medical/Dental Clinic –
Service Dr. Pearl, MS 60. For appointments please call 939-9300
Monday - Thursday 6pm-9pm. Must be 18 years or older, working (or spouse is
working), uninsured and low-income earner. http://www.lanternclinic.org/
Caring Hands Ministry - Third Thursday of each Month 3:30pm- 8pm
At Pinelake Church Madison -223 Old Jackson Rd. Madison , MS
Provides free care to those adults who have no form of medical
reimbursement, i.e., no insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans
Benefits, etc. Some restrictions will apply to dental care. Their
website is: http://caringhandsministries.org/
Central Mississippi -First Baptist Church - Pharmacy, Medical and Dental Clinic
601-636-2493 Mafan Building, 1315 Adams Street, Vicksburg
Open the 3rd Thursday evening of every month. The clinic is run by volunteer dentists, doctors, nurses, and social workers. Patients are seen starting at 5:00pm, until they run out of supplies. Appointments are on a first come first seen basis. No age guidelines. No fees are charged and patients can not have any other insurance coverage. Medicaid included.
The Dental Clinic usually has 3 to 4 dentists who volunteer
each month. They only provide extractions. Some screenings and x-rays
are performed if the volunteers determine the tooth can be saved. The
clinic volunteers will try to refer the patient to a regular dental
office, the primary health care center or the dental school as a first
resort before extraction.
Northeast Mississippi - Good Samaritan Health Services Free Clinic
420 Magazine Street Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (662) 844-3733
You must meet income guidelines and have no insurance coverage. A Medicaid denial letter will be required. www.tupelofreeclinic.org
Northeast Mississippi - Tree of Life - 662-841-8777 541 W. Main St. Tupelo.
The Tree of Life Clinic is a “first come, first served” clinic held the first Wednesday (starting at 5pm) and the third Saturday (starting at 9am) of each month. This clinic is for those patients NOT covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. All dental appointments are made by referrals per the staff of The Tree of Life medical clinic. That means the patients must first be seen by a physician at the clinic. At this time, the dental treatment provision includes acute care only - extractions, treatment for infections and minor lesion removals. No restorative or preventative treatment is provided for now.
Southeast Mississippi - Hattiesburg Community Dental Center
601-583-4800 - Call for more info or an appointment.
Southeast Mississippi - Pearl River Community College - Dental Hygiene Clinic -Exams,
x-rays, cleaning, sealants, fluoride treatments and oral cancer
screenings. The Clinic is located on the north side of the Allied Health
Center at the Forrest County Center in Hattiesburg. $25 for adults, $20
for children. Call for an appointment 601-554-5509.
Southeast Mississippi -The Good Shepherd Clinic
931 West Drive Laurel, MS – 601-426-2001
or Low Cost – Third Tuesday of every month. First come, First
Meridian Community College – Dental Hygiene Clinic – Reduced Fee Cleanings ($15.00) call for an appointment. 601-484-8748
Gulf Coast Area - Bethesda Free Clinic –
6900 Washington Ave. Ocean Springs, MS Monday-Thursday 9-12, 1:30-4.
Smile For a Lifetime Foundation – Believes in Creating beautiful smiles for underserved children and teens throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their Mission is to create self- confidence, inspire hope and change lives of children/teens in a dramatic way. Generally for children between the ages of 11-18 with income limitations. To qualify you must have a significant aesthetic need for braces. www.s4l.org
Smiles Change Lives
Smiles Change Lives (SCL) is a national nonprofit organization that provides access to orthodontic treatment for children whose families cannot afford the full cost of braces. Click here
for more information about SCL and how to apply.
Alliance of the ADA – Senior Smiles Program
The focus of the program is to educate seniors about the importance of good oral health. This is done through the distribution of kits to local seniors, each kit containing dental products and an educational brochure
For more information, please contact:
Trish Rubik-Rothstein, Director
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s
pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient
advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients
who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the
public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free
or nearly free. PPA's mission is to increase awareness of patient
assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. To
access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can
call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
enables patients to find programs for which they may be eligible.
provides information on help available for children.
Click here for a copy of PPC fact sheet
or PPC frequently asked questions