Jul 22, 2014

News and updates to help you

The Arc of Florida is proud to announce the Dental Program has once again been funded and is open for business.

The Arc of Florida is a 501c (3) non-profit organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the State of Florida. The Arc of Florida has received a continuation of a legislative appropriation to directly pay dentists for preventive and acute dental services for this population. The Legislature has approved, the Governor has signed it into law, and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) has signed a contract for continuation of this program for state fiscal year 2014 (July 2014 – June 2015).

Individuals on the APD waitlist for services and those on the iBudget Waiver are eligible to receive dental services through The Arc of Florida Dental Program. If there are funds in your iBudget waiver cost plan for limited dental, you can still be eligible for this funding. The Arc of Florida, along with the help of your local APD regional office and local Arc chapter, identified you as an individual who may be in need of dental services.

The Arc of Florida has provided you with an application that will need to be filled out, signed and returned to us through one of the following ways:

Fax: 850.921.0418 Email: dental@arcflorida.org

Mail: The Arc of Florida Attn: Dental Services

2898 Mahan Drive Suite 1

Tallahassee, Florida 32308

Our priority is to serve individuals who are in immediate pain. Due to high frequency of submissions it may take between 30-60 days to process and approve your application. Once approved, we will immediately contact you. We are able to sometimes provide for routine dental services. We make these decisions based upon the number of dental applications we receive for more immediate dental needs. Please be aware that we must verify and first use any dental insurance you currently have for dental care before accessing these funds.

If you have questions, please call The Arc of Florida Dental Services Program at 1.855.322.6735.

Click this link to fill out a application.