Mid-State Health Center and Speare Memorial Hospital are teaming up to help community members access emergency oral health care

Aug 21, 2021 | Health Highlights, News, Uncategorized

Plymouth and Bristol, NH- Mid-State Health Center and Speare Memorial Hospital have launched a new collaboration to help those who seek care in the emergency room for urgent dental concerns. Dental emergencies such as trauma to a tooth or an infection in the mouth often end up in the emergency room. This can be costly for the patient and many dental issues are not easily addressed in the hospital’s care setting.

Funded by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program, Mid-State and Speare have launched a dental care coordination program to help patients with serious dental issues before they head to the emergency room. By first contacting an Oral Health Care Coordinator, these patients will be connected to Mid-State’s Dental team in Bristol to receive the urgent dental care they need. 

Dr. Kelly Perry, Mid-State’s Dental Services Director, says, “The Mid-State Oral Health Team is really excited to collaborate with Speare on this project. In a state whose Medicaid program only covers emergency [dental?] services for adults, we have a tremendously high need for urgent dental services to treat dental pain and infection outside of the hospital emergency department setting. We hope this project will ensure that folks in our community have access to the services that best fit their needs.”

With the goal of increasing access to appropriate, and affordable dental care, Mid-State and Speare are looking forward to providing this collaborative project to the community. For more information, contact Mid-State’s Dental Team at 603-744-6200.

Mid-State Health Center has announced that its newest primary care office in Lincoln, New Hampshire is now open. The clinic, located at 6 South Mountain Drive will provide top-notch, convenient, and affordable primary care options to the local area.

“We are overjoyed to open our new primary care site in Lincoln and expand our services in the area. This new clinic affords us the opportunity to provide Mid-State’s high-quality primary care services in an area that has, in the past, had limited healthcare services,” said Robert MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer at Mid-State Health Center.

Mid-State Lincoln is accepting patients of all ages and will offer primary care services such as physical examinations, immunizations, and diagnoses and treatment of illness and injuries. The clinic also offers care coordination with other healthcare providers, prescribing medication, and management of chronic conditions, providing a healthcare home model for its patients.

The new clinic is open Monday through Friday, and business hours can be found online at midstatehealth.org. To make an appointment, please call 603-536-4000.

In addition, Mid-State will be hosting a community open house on Thursday, March 2nd from 4 PM to 6 PM where residents and businesses from the local community can tour the new office, meet members of the Mid-State team, learn how to become a new patient, and hear more about the services Mid-State Health Center offers.  A ribbon cutting will take place at 4:15 PM, however, community members are invited to stop by at any point during the event. Light refreshments will be served.

For questions about the open house, Samantha Hooper, Director of Marketing and Communication can be contacted via email at shooper@midstatehealth.org.