In our most recent fiscal year (16-17) we provided more than 35,000 visits to 10,600 individuals.
Our primary patient population includes uninsured and publicly insured families, the elderly, the physically and/or developmentally disabled, the homeless, pregnant women and new parents, farm workers and their families, and HIV positive individuals. Approximately 98% of patients are Santa Cruz County residents; 16% of them from South County. 12% of our clients this year lacked any form of dental insurance including public insurance. We are one of very few dental providers in the county serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
96% of our patients last year were living at or below the Federal Poverty Level.
We are a bilingual clinic, which is important since approximately one-third of our clients are Spanish speaking, and 45% of patients are Latino.
We also serve a large number of disabled adults and children. We have taken many measures to make our facility completely accessible and welcoming to those with disabilities, including procuring equipment that make positioning easy for every patient and allows ample access for wheelchair patients. In many cases, patients can be treated directly in wheelchairs.