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Langley Health Hits the Road to Mobile Dentistry

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:56 am

Project Health, Inc. d/b/a Langley Health Services (LHS) is pleased to announce that they are going mobile with dental services. LHS purchased a Mobile Dental Unit with the help of The United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties and The Rotary Club of The Villages- Evening. The Mobile Dental Unit will be used to help reach patients in need of dental treatment in rural areas or with transportation barriers to our permanent dental sites. The Mobile Dental Unit will be able to provide complete oral examinations, hygiene services, basic oral surgery, fillings, sealants and basic periodontal services. LHS is particularly happy to be collaborating with the Sunshine State Veterans Fund (SSVF). The SSVF will be subsidizing out-of-pocket costs of dental visits for Veterans in need of dental care and who qualify based on the Federal Poverty guidelines. There will be an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the American Legion in Bushnell, located at 2881 East CR 48. LHS welcomes the community to stop by and take a tour.
Project Health, Inc. d/b/a Langley Health Services (LHS), is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation serving the health care needs of residents in Sumter County and southeastern Marion County. A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), LHS is in its 43nd year. In addition to primary Adult Medical, Pediatric, Dental, Podiatry, Pharmacy and Behavioral Health Care, LHS is the only FQHC in the country that offers fully accredited Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) services, including CT, MRI, Mammography, Ultrasound, Echo Cardiograms, Bone Density Scans and Pulmonary Function Testing at its Sumterville site.
Langley Health Services began in 1974 as Project Health, Inc. Project Health, Inc. (PHI), was formed primarily to address the heath care needs of the agricultural workers in and around Sumter County. These workers, who made up a large majority of Sumter County’s population at the time, could not afford private physician care and therefore often went without much needed medical care. In 2008, another dream was made a reality when Family Medical Center at the Shores (FMC) was opened in the Silver Springs Shores in southeastern Marion County. In 2012, a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot facility was built and offers a multitude of healthcare services. In May of 2016, LHS expanded services to Citrus County and began offering mobile medical services on its Mobile Medical Unit. On December 1, 2016, Langley Health Services became accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and is recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home.