Mount Alvernia’s Outreach Medical Clinic has expanded to include a dental clinic catered to persons with disabilities
The Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical Clinic at Enabling Village welcomed a new addition this August – a dental clinic serving specifically to the dental needs of persons with disabilities.
“The decision for a disability-inclusive clinic, catering to the disadvantaged and marginalised, came about due to the growing need for special care dentistry. We foresee an increase in the number of dental patients who may need personalised care such as those with special needs or mobility issues. We selected Enabling Village because it is designed for ease of movement and participation by persons with disabilities, and the location in the Redhill community is of close proximity to several HDB public rental flats and social service agencies,” Ms Anthea Neo, Assistant Director and Head of Community Outreach at Mount Alvernia Hospital shares.
The dental clinic and the Mount Alvernia Outreach Medical Clinic are located on the second floor in Playground Block, bringing the total area to over 133 sqm. It will also have the same accessible design as the medical clinic including sliding doors and large entrances. The clinic space provides ease for persons with disabilities to maneuver and has a low registration counter, a wheelchair tilter for dental procedures, and dedicated quiet space for persons with disabilities and their caregivers as they wait for their consultation appointments. Furthermore, each dental appointment is spaced out with longer appointment times; allowing users to familiarise themselves with the clinic environment before the dental procedure begins.