The Grey Bruce Health Unit has many spots available for clients that have qualified for the new Ontario Senior Dental Care Program. Two new dentists have been recruited and are ready to provide services. If you have a card, call and book an appointment. If you are waiting for your card, call 1-833-207-4435 for an update on your status. While we are still in the first stage of this program launch, we are eager to begin seeing clients.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for the program’s eligibility and enrolment. To get an application and help filling it out, visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit, 101 17th St. East, Owen Sound or the South East Grey Community Health Centre, 55 Victoria Ave, Markdale. Forms are also available online at: https://seniors.accerta.ca/application/en
In November, the Health Unit announced that the Ministry had launched the new Senior Dental Care Program and provided information on the application process. Qualifying criteria are:
- 65 years of age and older
- Resident of Ontario
- Income of $19,300 or less for single senior; combined income of $32,300 or less for a couple- (Line 236 from your income tax form)
- Have no other forms of dental benefits (e.g. private insurance or other government program)
For more information on this program, please go to: www.ontario.ca/SeniorsDental