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Medical and Dental Services

 
Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic
The expanded mission of the Wilkes Public Dental Clinic is to serve the unserved and underserved children and adults of Wilkes in need of dental care. We will accept Medicaid, Health Choice, Vocational Rehab, BROC, Headstart, private insurance, and self-pay patients. A sliding fee scale will be applied for self-pay patients.
 
The goal of the Wilkes Public Health Dental Clinic is to provide a private practice setting that makes patients feel special and well cared for in a clinical environment. We want our children and adults to be pleased with the public health they have in Wilkes.


Wilkes Mobile Dental Clinic
The Wilkes Public Health Mobile Clinic began operation in 2001. For the past 10 years, the Mobile Dental Clinic has treated children in the Wilkes County School System. School children are seen when parents or guardians return a signed, completed consent form for treatment to school. Currently, the mobile clinic also serves both children and adults around the county by appointment. Call (336) 903-7303 for more information or to schedule an appointment. For the mobile clinic dates for the schools, please click here. For a listing of community stops of the mobile clinic, please click here.


Wilkes County Health Department
The Wilkes County Health Department is located in downtown Wilkesboro and is easily accessible. Our mission is to promote health and prevent disease in the community and is accomplished through promotion of health, prevention of disease, and care of the sick. The Wilkes County Health Department has been serving the community for over 50 years and is a trusted source for your health care needs. We offer services from well/sick visits, health promotion and healthy lifestyle choices, diabetes and nutritional counseling, maternity and post-partum care, immunizations, environmental health services such as well water testing, septic, and waste services, and restaurant inspections. To review a list of services provided by the Health Department, please click here.


MESH (Mobile Expanded School Health)
MESH (Mobile Expanded School Health) is a mobile medical unit that comes to the high schools Monday through Friday. MESH makes it convenient to provide care to the students while at school, therefore, decreasing the amount of time that students are out of the classroom. Students return to class in a timely manner. MESH is staffed by a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse every day. MESH also has a mental health counselor 3 days per week. MESH coordinates with school nurses to be at the schools on opposite days. MESH provides minor illness/injury assessment and treatment, sports physicals, and certain immunizations and laboratory tests. There are over-the-counter medications on the MESH unit for symptom relief, and prescriptions can be written. All services on MESH are free to students except sports physicals, which cost $15. MESH does bill Medicaid, Health Choice, and some insurances. MESH is for students regardless of insurance status. It is not the intention of MESH to take the place of your private physician. Students are encouraged to see their private physician for regularly scheduled exams.


North Carolina Health Choice Insurance
The North Carolina Health Choice (NCHC) Health Insurance Program for Children is a comprehensive health coverage program for low-income children. The goal of the NCHC Program is to reduce the number of uninsured children in the State. If your family makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford private or employer-sponsored health insurance, your child(ren) may qualify for NCHC.