The Wellness Plan Expands Dental Care Offerings with $1M Renovation in Underserved Area of Detroit
DETROIT – November 17, 2017 – The Wellness Plan Medical Centers (TWP) announced the completion of a 2,500-square-foot renovation at its East Area Medical Center in Detroit, nearly tripling the patient capacity of the location’s full-service dental suite.
TWP expects the newly renovated dental suite will serve approximately 4,000 unique patients annually, the majority of whom are uninsured or underinsured women and children. The eight-chair suite features modern technology, including electronic dental records (EDR), digital x-ray image capture, digital sensors, and state-of-the-art dental devices. Services offered include dental examinations, cleanings, fillings, extraction, root canals, sealants, dentures and more.
“TWP has been committed to the wellbeing of our community for decades, and we’re proud to offer an affordable and convenient dental option to those who need it most,” said TWP CEO Anthony King. “The expansion of the East Area Medical Center dental suite is another step forward in reaching as many people as we can and providing access to quality health services in an area that, for far too long, has been a dental health desert for the underinsured population.”
The expansion was fully funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Infrastructure Investment Program. The program supports existing Health Center Program grantees’ efforts to increase patient capacity and provide additional comprehensive primary and preventive health services to medically underserved populations through facility renovation, expansion, or construction.
East Area Medical Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling 313-369-3935. To learn more, visit www.wellplan.com.
About The Wellness Plan Medical Centers
The Wellness Plan Medical Centers (TWP) was founded in 1973 as an HMO, and has transitioned into a vital alliance of medical centers in the Greater Detroit Area. TWP is a nonprofit with the achieved status of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Throughout the five locations in the metro Detroit area, TWP provides a wide array of services, including pediatrics, adult/senior medicine, preventative care, behavioral health services, pharmacy services, obstetrics-gynecology and WIC (Women Infant and Children) services. TWP is supported by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and is a Health Center Program grantee.