Thundermist Providing Urgent Dental Care During COVID-19 Crisis
Warwick – March 26, 2020
Thundermist Health Center is providing urgent dental care to anyone in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Thundermist offers services in Woonsocket, West Warwick and Wakefield, Monday through Friday. Thundermist accepts a range of dental insurances and has sliding scale fees for those who qualify.
“We are working hard to ensure access to urgent oral health care for anyone in the state that needs it,” said Chief Dental Officer Eric Prosseda, DMD. “We know many private practices may not have the capacity to offer urgent dental care during this period, so we want to get the word out that we are here and ready to help. We also know many Rhode Islanders may find themselves without insurance suddenly and may not know Thundermist offers care regardless of ability to pay.”
Thundermist President/CEO Jeanne LaChance stated, “We know how important it is to get dental care when you need it. Untreated dental issues can turn into major infections. It is important right now to maintain your health and stay out of the emergency room.”
Thundermist provides oral health care for children and adults. In order to access services, patients must not have any signs of illness including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms. Thundermist does not accept walk-ins. To schedule an appointment, please call 401-767-4161.
Thundermist Health Center is a full-service primary care provider with dental and behavioral health services. The non-profit community health center aims to improve the health of patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles. Thundermist has locations in West Warwick, Woonsocket, and South County. The organization cares for patients regardless of insurance and ability to pay. In 2019, Thundermist cared for more than 51,000 patients.