Enjoy your Medicaid Coverage Here

For your convenience, the dentists and their team at the Rio Dental location in Fort Worth are happy to accept Texas Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). This is in addition to the variety of dental insurance benefits plans we accept at all locations. We are in-network with several PPO plans. Contact us to find out if we take your plan.

Medicaid and CHIP

By law, all states including Texas must provide dental benefits to children covered by Medicaid and CHIP. Whether or not an adult is covered for dental care under Medicaid depends on the plan in which you are enrolled. Our front office staff will be happy to review your plan with you to determine whether or not you have dental coverage.

According to Texas Health and Human Services, CHIP is designed for families that do not qualify for Medicaid because they earn too much money, but they still cannot afford to buy private health insurance. To qualify for CHIP, a child must be 18 years old or younger, a Texas resident and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

The enrollment fees and co-payments for CHIP depend on the number of people in your family and your family’s income and assets. Enrollment fees are no more than $50 a year for all the children in the family. Some families pay no enrollment fee. Co-pays for doctor visits and prescriptions range from $3 to $5 for lower-income families and $20 to $35 for higher-income families.

Covered Dental Services for Kids

Dental Services for KidsYour Medicaid and CHIP Dentist recommends scheduling your child’s first dental checkup when their first baby tooth appears or before they are one year old. This early visit allows the dentist to check the development of your child’s smile and bite. If intervention is required, we want to catch the problem sooner rather than later.

Some covered dental services for children include:

Limited orthodontic services are also provided for children who have serious dental problems that are medically necessary and have prior authorization.

If you have any questions or concerns about the financial aspects of your treatment at either of our locations, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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You can play a part in preparing your child for his or her first visit to our office. Informing your child of the visit as an exciting experience for both of you can ease any hesitations. As a parent try to act relaxed, since your child may sense any anxiety on your part.

Explain to your child that the doctor will “count, brush, and maybe take pictures of their teeth”. We also ask that you assume the role of a silent observer. Cooperation and trust must be established directly between the doctor, staff, and your child and not through you. Your child may become confused if receiving instructions from multiple sources.

We recommend bringing your baby in for their first dental appointment by their first birthday, or within 6 months of their first tooth appearing (whichever comes first). During this appointment, we will examine your baby’s mouth to track their dental development and discuss age-appropriate dental care.

It’s easy to make appointments to visit our office online or over the phone. Rio Dental sees patients both for checkups and dental emergencies. Using our online scheduler, you can select the location and time slot that works best for you for either type of appointment. If you have any questions regarding our practice, or simply prefer to make your appointment with a live member of staff, please don’t hesitate to call!

Rio Dental Group accepts most PPO insurances. We recommend that new patients and returning patients with new insurance policies reach out to us before their appointment to confirm coverage. Our Fort Worth location also sees patients who are covered by Medicaid and CHIP programs.

We don’t like surprises, either! Our staff is prepared to discuss the cost of dental services before you undergo treatment so that you know what to expect in terms of fees. The cost of your services will be due at the end of your appointment. Our office accepts payment by cash, credit card, or check.

Rio Dental Group allows patients to pay with their CareCredit card. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card designed to cover out-of-pocket costs at over 225,000 providers nationwide. After leaving the office, card holders will be able to make convenient monthly payments towards their balance. To learn more, visit the CareCredit website.

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