Here at Dr. Bowyer’s office, we’re happy to provide quality dental care to all the citizens of Vancouver. But we understand that for some people, the cost of dental care can be a bit steep. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of free and low-cost dental care resources for the Vancouver, Washington and the Clark County area.
Who Is This Service Right For?
Free and discount clinics are available for patients with limited income, no insurance, or other financial hardships. If you’re looking for a slight discount on your dental services to save a few bucks, it’s probably not right for you - if you want to save some money on your dental care, check out Dr. Bowyer’s special discounts page. If you or your family members must forgo necessary dental care for financial reasons, these providers can help.
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington
Address: 4100 Plomondon St., Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 313-1390
Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am to 1 pm
About: The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington provides urgent dental care to families who are low-income and do not have dental insurance. Services are free, but you must qualify for treatment. You may be asked for an optional donation, but no one will be turned away if they are unable to pay. Services are also limited – see the “services” section for a complete list of what is offered. More services are offered for children than adults.
All dental appointments must be scheduled ahead of time – no walk-in appointments are available. Call the clinic during their open hours to schedule your appointment. Dental clinics take place in the dental van.
Services: For children: fillings, extractions, sealants, fluoride, stainless steel crowns, space maintainers. For adults: fillings and extractions.
New Heights Dental Clinic
Address: 5912 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA, 98665
Phone: (360) 694-0355
Hours: Mondays 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays by appointment only.
About: New Heights Dental Clinic is a community service offered by New Heights Church. This clinic offers free services for Clark County residents who do not have any dental insurance and have an income below three times the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Patients are seen by appointment only – you must call ahead, and a limited amount of appointments are available on a first come, first served basis.
Services are free to those who qualify, but only a limited amount of services are available. Dentures, crowns, and cleanings are not available.
Services: Fillings, basic extractions, and simple root canals (front teeth).
Battle Ground Health Care Dental Clinic
Address: 11117 NE 189th St., #216, Battle Ground, WA, 98604
Phone: (360) 687-8941
Hours: Call for hours.
About: The Battle Ground Dental Clinic offers free dental care to individuals who qualify. All patients must be at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines. Patients must be between 18 and 65 years of age.
Services: X-rays, examinations, dental fillings and extractions.
Discount and Reduced Fee Clinics
Clark College Dental Hygiene Clinic
Address: 1800 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone: (360) 992-2158
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. New patient screenings on Friday mornings.
About: Clark College offers low-cost dental services, administered by students under the direct supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists. Services are offered at a discounted rate for anyone in the Vancouver/Portland community. Patients are selected for care based on the educational needs of the students, though, so your dental needs must align with the current educational need of the school. All new patients are required to schedule a screening appointment prior to treatment – these appointments are available on Friday mornings. Call the clinic ahead of time to schedule your screening appointment.
Services: Dental exams, x-rays, scaling and polishing, sealants, fillings, diet analysis, preventative education
Cascadia Tech Academy Dental Clinic
Address: 12200 NE 28th St., Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: (360) 604-1057
Hours: By appointment only.
About: The Cascadia Tech Academy dental vocational program offers reduced-fee dental services for Clark County residents with limited income and no dental insurance. Services are by appointment only – call ahead to save a spot. The clinic only accepts cash and check as payment.
Services: Limited – call for details.
Sea Mar Vancouver Dental Clinic
Address: 1412 NE 88th St., Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone: (360) 574-4074
Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
About: The Sea Mar Dental Clinic offers reduced cost and sliding-fee dental services to eligible patients. To request sliding fee scale discounts, bring proof of your annual income (tax returns, two recent pay stubs, or a letter from an agency that gives you financial support) to your appointment to see if you qualify.
Services: Oral exams, oral screenings for infants/children, preventative services for children, adult emergency dental care, adult routine dental care, x-rays, fillings, scalings, composites, extractions, and root canal consultations.
Map of Providers
This map shows where all of these providers are located in the Vancouver area: