Apple Health Dentist in Kent WA. Dentist Accepting Apple Health / Medicaid /DSHS / Molina Insurance
Medicaid also known as Apple Health of WA is free or low cost primary vehicle for dental coverage among adults with low incomes, and any individual in need including children, disabled and elderly people. It allows your dentist to bill the state insurance for the treatment provided to the patient.
Apple Health is a healthcare program that is co-funded by both the government and the state. For anyone under the age of twenty-one, dental care is required to be provided by Medicaid. This would cover any preventative or pre-screening care, diagnostics, and treatments.
Eighteen states will only cover emergency or medically necessary dental services, while the other thirty-two will include some more comprehensive work such as preventative, restorative or periodontal care.
To get your dental costs covered you need first to apply and get qualified for Medicaid. Then you need to talk to your state’s local Medicaid agency to find out exactly what dental services they will cover. After you do all that, you can book your dental appointment with your best Kent dentist at Seablue Dental. We will need your Medicaid/Apple Health/Molina insurance ID to check your eligibility and benefits and send your dental claim to Medicaid after the treatment is performed.
According to the American Dental Association, among children ages 2-18, 38.7% have dental benefits through Medicaid or other government programs, and 11% of them had Medicaid, but no dental insurance. Among adults ages 19-64, only 6.7% percent have Medicaid with dental benefits, and 35.2% of them had Medicaid, but no dental insurance.