CompleteCare Health Network Announces VETSmile Program
CompleteCare Health Network is proud to announce its partnership with the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Center for Care and Payment Innovation (CCPI) to provide dental care for Veterans in their service area.
Starting in November of 2021, CompleteCare will dedicate nearly 100 weekly appointments to Veterans seeking dental care at one of their four dental locations across South Jersey: Glassboro, Bridgeton, Vineland, and Wildwood. VHA will contact local Veterans about the program and provide information needed to access the dental care at CompleteCare sites.
The VETSmile pilot program is led by CCPI, in collaboration with community dental care providers, to improve access to dental care for enrolled Veterans currently ineligible for VA dental services.
“VETSmile is an opportunity for us to bridge the gap in Veterans’ access to continuous, accessible, and affordable oral care, which is crucial for their overall wellbeing,” said Center for Care and Payment Innovation Executive Director, Roshni Ghosh, M.D., “VHA’s Center for Care and Payment Innovation plans to rapidly accelerate efforts to broaden VETSmile dental care partnerships in additional states after implementation at initial sites.”
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VETSmile pilot program will connect Veterans with CompleteCare locations. CompleteCare will provide free or discounted dental services to patients who seek care.
“CompleteCare is committed to access to care for everyone,” said J. Curtis Edwards, President & CEO of CompleteCare Health Network. “Veterans are always welcome to visit CompleteCare for any of our services, however we know they have an especially tough time finding dental care that is high-quality and affordable. We hope this partnership opens doors for them and offers them the opportunity to receive the dental services they need.”
CompleteCare offers preventative care, extractions, dental restoration, cleanings, and exams at all their dental locations. Each site has on-site translation services, as well as handicapped accessibility and convenient parking.
To learn more about the program, visit: https://www.innovation.va.gov/careandpayment/pilots/vetsmile