Peak Vista brings Care Mobile to Westside Center

       Appointments are being taken for free dental treatment for a limited number of children in the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, which will make its first visits to the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St. in June.
       The dates are June 9, 10, 17 and 24. There is no charge for children who have Medicaid or CHP+ or are uninsured.
       The van is provided by the non-profit Peak Vista Community Health Centers.
       A dentist and two assistants, both employed by Peak Vista, will be on hand, according to Nicole Noll, Care Mobile manager. Available services include xrays, exams, fillings, cleanings, fluoride treatment and tooth extraction.
       The van is 40 feet long, 13 feet tall and 12 feet wide. It will park in the lot behind the Westside Center's middle building and be powered by a special outside outlet that was recently installed for that purpose, said its director, Dick Siever.
       “They're our friend for life,” he said.
       Grant money is being used for both the outlet and making Peak Vista services available, according to Siever and Noll.
       Advance appointments are necessary by calling the center at 385-7920 or Peak Vista at 866-6789.
       Noll added that the number of children who can be treated for free depends on how much work different children need and how long the grant money lasts. About 15 children a day can be seen in the van, she said.
       The Care Mobile will be back at the center Aug. 2 to offer free medical treatment for children, Noll said.

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