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Story of the Month

  • March16 SOTM photo

    March Story of the Month

    Insurance Comes Just in Time Steve is a senior in high school and has been one of the “lucky ones”. Steve and his brothers have been provided a medical home with one of our volunteer doctors since 2010. His pediatrician recently diagnosed an eye problem that required the service of another volunteer doctor, an ophthalmologist. […]

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  • Feb16 SOTM-photo

    February Story of the Month

    I know I wasn’t this brave at 17 Poor, sweet Celine was crying in class.  Her compassionate teacher reached out to Young & Healthy to get her help with her increasing dental pain.  Her oral health needs are only a part of this 17-year-old’s story. Celine travelled from South America to find the one relative […]

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  • Jan16 SOTM photo

    January Story of the Month

    When Life Prevents Use of Insurance Mikey has been through a lot. His tooth really hurts, but unfortunately that is the least of it. Mikey’s mom has been a victim of domestic violence, which has required a restraining order against his dad.  Sadly, dad holds all of the home accounts for water, gas, power, etc. […]

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  • Nov15 SOTM-photo

    October Story of the Month

    Insurance Doesn’t Always Mean ACCESS  Sasha is young and pregnant.  She had health care coverage under her family’s Medi-Cal insurance. In theory, her prenatal care should all have been taken care of—IN THEORY. But Sasha has multiple challenges. First, she is no longer welcome at home, so she has lost access to her family’s insurance. […]

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  • August 2015-photo

    August Story of the Month

    Sometimes the answer is YES The staff alerted me to two challenges when taking dental referrals: 1) We didn’t have enough dentists to treat our youngest clients (under six); and 2) we didn’t have the resources we needed to treat our teenage clients who needed root canals and crowns.  We held a dinner for our […]

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