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Insurance and Dental Provider Information

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Call the 2-1-1 for a free help line that is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An operator will help you find the resources you need in your community. All calls are answered by real people, not a recording, who can answer your questions in more than 90 languages. The operator can assist you in locating dental services. 2-1-1 is not for life-threatening medical, police, and fire emergencies. If you have an immediate crisis, call 9-1-1. More information on 2-1-1 can be found at


Medicaid and CHIP offer free or low-cost health insurance for kids and teens. Children can get regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more. Children in a family of four earning up to $49,200 a year or more may qualify. Families and individuals can apply online, by phone, by mail or in person.

Call 1-877-541-7905 to talk to someone in Texas about Medicaid and CHIP.  Even if your child has been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage now.


Have you had trouble finding a dentist for your child? Use this Dentist Locator to find a dentist in your community who sees children and accepts Medicaid and CHIP.

Teeth checkup at dentist's office

Finding a dentist is easy:

  • Select your state from the drop-down menu.
    Select your child’s dental plan from the drop-down menu.
  • Enter a street address or zip code close to where you live or work.
  • Choose a distance from that street address or zip code that you wish to search within.

If you want to look for a specialty dentist, such as an oral surgeon or dentists who speak your language, expand the Additional Search Criteria and select options that fit your needs.


If you have Medicaid, and are 20 years old or younger, call Texas Health Steps (THSteps) at 1-877-847-8377, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Central Time, for help with getting a dental checkup. If you do not have Medicaid, or if you are 21 years old or older, please use the resources for dental care listed below.

Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) is a mobile dental clinic that travels around the state providing charitable basic dental care to Texans with limited resources and/or access to care. Learn more at

US Dental Service’s List of Free/Low Cost Dental Clinics in Texas
Free Dental Clinics in Texas (Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic Guide)

See the full list by location below here.


TACHC Health Center Search

There are community health clinics throughout the state that are federally and state funded. These clinics are not under the state Oral Health Program’s management. These clinics provide medical services and most provide dental services for adults, although some clinics may restrict services to children only.

The clinics charge discounted co-payment rates for dental services. Their eligibility requirements are based on household income and use a sliding fee scale. You do not have to live in the county where the clinic is located. There may be a waiting list for services. If you are in pain with a toothache or have infection, please mention this when you call the clinic.

Below is an internet link to get a search engine on a computer to find the clinic closest to you. Simply insert your zip code, and a list of clinics with distance, address, phone number, and links to driving directions and maps. Our suggestion is to call the clinic phone number before your visit to check if an appointment is available. Go online at to find a clinic location.


Emergency Dentistry in Texas – Express Dentist

CALL US ON 1-844-593-0591


Title V Maternal and Child Health Fee-for-Service Contractors provide direct services to low income (Texas resident) women and children not eligible for Medicaid/CHIP, CHCIP Perinatal or another payor source and have a gross family income at or below 185% FPL. Dental services are provided for pregnant women up to 3 months postpartum. These services include comprehensive and periodic oral evaluations, radiographs, and preventive and therapeutic dental services.

Learn more and contact HHS here.


Children age 20 or younger whose families are considered low or very-low-income are eligible for Medicaid and have comprehensive dental benefits through MCNA, DentaQuest, or UnitedHealthcare. Dental benefits are not included for adults (on any Texas Medicaid program) but can be added as a value-added service (services offered in addition to the existing benefits).


  • STAR Medicaid for children, newborns, pregnant women and some families with children.
  • STAR Kids Medicaid for children and adults under 20 with disabilities.
  • STAR Health Medicaid for children who get their coverage through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
  • STAR+PLUS Medicaid program for adults (21+) who have disabilities or are 65 and older (aged, blind, disabled)
  • TRADITIONAL MEDICAID Medicaid for those who can’t be in managed care, also called fee for service

Managed Care Organization & Dental Maintenance Organization Provider Services Contact Information


Most dental schools in Texas have a clinic on campus that accepts patients from the general public. These dental services often cost less than they would in a private practice setting. Treatment is performed by students and supervised by licensed clinical faculty.

The process for becoming a patient and the services offered varies. Please contact the program for specific guidelines.

Dental Hygiene Clinics
The primary purpose of dental hygiene clinics is for student learning. Wait times and time spent in a dental hygiene clinic may vary. Learn about services and fees by visiting a specific program’s website. Contact a program to set up an appointment.
Learn more at DSHS


Central Texas

Austin, TX
Travis County Healthcare District

Austin, TX 78702

Community Care Rbj Dental Clinic

Austin, TX 78702-5240

Manos De Cristo Austin

Austin, TX 78751

Bryan, TX
Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.

Bryan, TX 77802
Dial – (979)595-1700

De Leon, TX
Cross Timbers Health Clinic, Inc.

De Leon, Texas 76444
(254) 893-5895

San Angelo, TX
La Esperanza Clinic, Inc.

San Angelo, Texas 76901

La Esperanzas Health And Dental Centers North Clinic

San Angelo, Texas 76903-2207

East Texas

Jefferson, TX
East Texas Border Health Clinic

Jefferson, Texas – 75657


Lubbock, TX
Community HC of Lubbock

(806) 767-9744
Lubbock, TX 79401

Community HC of Lubbock

Lubbock, TX – 79401

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lubbock, TX – 79430

Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic

Lubbock, Texas – 79415

Affordable Quality Healthcare Clinic in Lubbock, Texas. –

Community Health Center Of Lubbock Dental Mobile Unit

Lubbock, TX – 79401-3209

Chcl Community Dental Clinic

Lubbock, TX 79403-4404

North Texas

Dallas, TX

Senior Dental Health Care Program

Provides dental health services to low-moderate income seniors aged 60 and older residing within the City of Dallas. Dental health services include: exams, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, flings, extractions, root canals, treatment for infections and oral health education.

To schedule an appointment for services, please contact North Dallas Shared Ministries or the Agape Clinic. 

North Dallas Shared Ministries
2875 Merrell Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75229
Contact: (214) 358-8729

Dr. M.C. Cooper Clinic
Texas A&M College of Dentistry
4570 Scyene Rd.
Dallas, TX 75210
Phone: 214-370-7260

Monday-Friday 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Qualifications: Senior Citizen over the age of 60 and must live in the city of Dallas, come in person to schedule an appointment (to provide proof of address with a valid ID or Driver’s License)

Dallas City Hall –

Dallas County Hospital District

Dallas, TX 75235

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic

Dallas, Texas 75212

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, Inc.

Dallas, TX – 75315

Mobile Dental Unit

Dallas, Texas 75235-7721

North Dallas Shared Ministries

Dallas, Texas 75229

The Stewpot Homeless

Dallas, TX 75201

Parkland Health And Hospital System

Dallas, TX 75235

Texas A&M (Baylor) College of Dentistry Clinic

Dallas, Texas 75246

Bluitt-Flowers Health Center

Dallas, Texas 75216

DeHaro-Saldivar Health Center

Dallas, TX 75211

East Dallas Health Center

Dallas, Texas- 75204

Community Dental Center of Carrollton Farmers Branch

Dallas, TX – 75234

Mission East Dallas Dental Clinic

Dallas, TX – 75228

De Leon, TX
Cross Timbers Health Clinic, Inc.

De Leon, Texas 76444
(254) 893-5895

Greenville, TX
Community Health Service Agency, Inc.

Greenville, Texas 75403

Chsa Dental Clinic

Greenville, TX 75401-4511

Tyler, TX
St. Paul Children’s Center

Tyler, TX 75702
Phone – (903)531-9455

Wichita Falls, TX
North Central Texas Community Health Care

Wichita Falls, Texas 76301

Community Mobile Dental Van

Wichita Falls, TX 76301-1152

Gulf Coast

Corpus Christi, TX
Amistad Community Health and Dental Clinic Incorporated

Corpus Christi, Texas 78469
Phone number – (361) 884-2242

Amistad Community Health Clinic Incorporated

Corpus Christi, TX 78469
(361) 884-2242

Brownsville, TX
Brownsville Community Health center

Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 548-7400

Alice, TX
Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Alice, Texas 78332

Anahuac, TX
Chambers County Public Hospital District #1

Anahuac, TX 77514
(409) 267-4126 ext 61 and schedule an appointment with Maria Davila (There are requirements to participate in the program, so call ahead to see if you may qualify.)

Houston, TX
El Centro de Corazon

Houston, TX – 77011

Fourth Ward D.B.A Good Neighbor Healthcare Center

Houston, Texas 77007

Harris County Hospital District

Houston, TX 77054
(713) 873-2000

Healthcare for The Homeless

Houston, TX 77002

Houston Area Community Services, Inc.

Houston, Texas – 77098
(713) 528-5667

Houston Community Health Center – Denver Harbor Clinic

Houston, TX 77020

Legacy Community Health Services

Houston, Texas 77006

South Central Houston Action Council, Inc.

Houston, Texas 77033

Spring Branch Community Dental and Health Center

Houston, Texas 77055
(713) 462-6565

Mobile Dental Unit

Houston, Texas – 77054-4124

San Jose Clinic

Houston, TX 77252

Acres Home Health Center – HHS

Houston, TX 77088

Aldine Health Center – HHS

Houston, TX 77039

Antoine Health Clinic – Harris County Public Health

Houston, TX 77091

Caroline Street Clinic – HHH

Houston, TX 77002

Central Care Community Health Center at Third Ward – Dental

Houston, TX 77004

Clear Lake Community Dental Center

Houston, TX 77598

Wilcrest Community Dental Center

Houston, TX 77099

Vallbona Health Center- HHS

Houston, TX 77074

South Post Oak Community Medical & Dental Center

Houston, TX 77053

Pima Medical Institute Community Dental Clinic – Houston

Houston, TX 77024

Settegast Health Center – HHS

Houston, TX 77028

Search Clinic of Houston

Houston, TX 77002

Saint Hope Foundation – Greenspoint Community Health Center

Houston, TX 77060

Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center – HHS

Houston, TX 77047

Legacy Montrose Clinic

Houston, TX 77006

El Franco Lee Health Center – HHS

Houston, TX 77099

Denver Harbor Clinic

Houston, TX 77020

HCC Coleman Student Dental Hygiene Clinic

Houston, TX 77030

Harris Health System (HHS) – Dental Center

Houston, TX 77021

Gulfgate Health Center – HHS

Houston, TX 77012

Pasadena, TX

Pasadena Health Center

Pasadena, Texas – 77506

Rio Grande Valley

Harlingen, TX
Su Clinica Familiar

Harlingen, TX 78550

San Juan, TX
Nuestra Clinica del Valle, Inc.

San Juan, Texas 78589
(956) 787-0787

Brownsville, TX
Brownsville Community Health Center

Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 548-7400

South Texas

Gonzales, TX
Community Health Centers of South Central Texas

Gonzales, Texas 78629

Pleasanton, TX
Atascosa Health Center

Pleasanton, Texas 78064

San Antonio, TX
Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Center, Inc.

San Antonio, TX 78220
(210) 434-0513

Uvalde, TX
Community Health Development, Inc.

Uvalde, TX 78801

West Texas

El Paso, TX
Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe El Paso

(915) 532-9639
El Paso, TX 79925

Centro San Vicente El Paso

El Paso, TX 79915
Health center phone number – 1-877-415-5106

Sanderson, TX
Cactus Health Services

Sanderson, TX 79848

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