El Camino Healthcare District Donates $440,000 for County-Run Dental Services in Mountain View | New
Low-income and uninsured residents of Mountain View will continue to have access to routine dental care through a grant from the El Camino Healthcare District.
The neighborhood one Community Benefits Program awarded Santa Clara Valley Healthcare a $440,000 grant to improve access to routine dental services for North County residents who may otherwise not have access to them, according to a Sept. 19 statement from the office of the supervisor of the District 5 County, Joe Simitian.
The grant, which the county board of supervisors accepted in August, will benefit Mountain View Dentalcare and Valley Health Center Sunnyvale. Mountain View Dentalcare, located at 2486 W. El Camino Real, opened in the fall of 2020 and aims to serve low-income, uninsured, and medically underserved residents of North County, according to the release.
“Basic dental care and the effective coordination of referrals between dental and medical teams is a crucial part of the health care continuum to meet the needs of those who are medically underserved in our community,” said Dan Woods, Director General of El Camino Health, in the statement.
According to Woods, the grant is one of the largest awarded by the El Camino Health Care District and “will help maintain much-needed dental services for those who need them most in Sunnyvale and Mountain View.”