Journey Dental and Molina Healthcare are holding a Spa Day on March 4th to supply preventative care to households in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM, February 27, 2017 – Adventure Dental, Vision & Orthodontics and Molina Healthcare are jointly hosting a Wellness Day on March 4, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Adventure location in Albuquerque; 5000 Menaul Blvd. on the southwest corner of San Mateo and Menaul Blvds.

The aim of the Wellness Day is to raise awareness of the benefits of preventive care and to expand access to care for children and adults who are currently not using services for which they are qualified.

Wellness day attendees will enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities while also taking advantage of a long list of wellness services they need, including:

  • Children’s teeth cleaning, examinations and surgical services
  • Eye tests and glasses adjustments for children
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Glucose screening
  • Diabetic retinal exams
  • Mammographs on site

Over 65 percent of New Mexico’s children are currently enrolled with Medicaid. Because of the importance of regular wellness treatment to child development, Medicaid covers pediatric wellness exams plus twice-yearly dental check-ups, all medically necessary dental work, annual eye exams, and glasses for children in need of vision correction.

Despite this coverage, the majority of children enrolled with Medicaid are not getting the care they are entitled to. In studies by the Department of Health and Human Services and George Washington University, fewer than half of Medicaid enrolled children aged 1-20 years received preventive dental or visual aids in a 12-month period:

  • 55 percent received pediatric checkups
  • 42 percent received preventive dental services
  • 40 percent get eye tests

Adults enrolled in Medicaid also remain inadequate in terms of preventive care, costing the US healthcare system billions each year. Wellness fairs are a proven way to expand access to health care and educate the public about the importance of regular checkups. Adventure and Molina Healthcare are committed to family wellbeing in Albuquerque.

About Adventure Dental, Vision & Orthodontics

Adventure Dental, Vision & Orthodontics is 100% focused on providing quality care to children in underserved communities. With offices nationwide, Adventure Dental, Vision and Orthodontics has been helping children aged six months to 20 years get access to the care they need since 2006. easy and affordable for kids to thrive.

About Molina Healthcare in New Mexico

New Mexico-based Molina Healthcare has been providing government-funded care to low-income people since 1998. Our mission is to provide high quality health care to people receiving government assistance. In December 2016, the company served approximately 254,000 members through Medicaid, Medicare, and Health Insurance Marketplace programs across New Mexico. The state supply network of Molina comprises 2,276 general practitioners, 9,200 specialists and 72 hospitals. Molina also owns and operates a primary care clinic in Albuquerque. Visit molinahealthcare.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

To learn more, visit: mydentalvisioncare.com/ABQwellnessday

Contacts:

Adventure Dental, Vision & Orthodontics

Janelle Shumaker

719 / 323-2366

janelle (at) herodvo (dot) com

Molina healthcare

Leidy arevalo

(562) 528-5521

Email Leidy.arevalo (at) molinahealthcare (dot) com

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