Dental & Eye Clinics
Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
The University of Iowa College of Dentistry Department of Pediatric Dentistry is a clinic at MCSA for children birth to 16 years of age from Muscatine and Louisa counties.
The clinic is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment or walk-in. To schedule an appointment call 563.263.0895.
Patients who have emergencies when the clinic is not open can call the clinic number 563.263.0895, and arrangements will be made to see your child at the College of Dentistry in Iowa City.
Dental care may be paid for at the time of service or billed through private insurance, Title XIX, or Hawk-i. The Muscatine clinic uses Iowa's Title XIX (Medicaid) fee schedule.
The Clinic was established in 2005 to:
Increase dental care access for low-income children
Provide a community-based clinical experience for senior dental students at the University of Iowa.
The clinic has grown to see an average of more than 700 children annually.
MCSA received the Iowa Community Health Prize, sponsored by Iowa Health Systems, in 2005 in response to establishing the clinic. This award recognizes community-based projects that have improved the health and well-being of the citizens of a community or generally improved the status of community health.
Adult Vision Clinic
The Adult Vision Clinic is located at MCSA to provide underserved adult Muscatine-area residents with access to eye care and vision correction.
Dr. Peter Korpi is the Director of the Clinic, which is staffed by local volunteer optometrists and offers routine eye examinations and glasses as necessary.
A $10 co-pay is required from each patient, which covers the examination, and as necessary, glasses.
A client may be referred by MCSA, Muscatine County Community Services, Department of Human Services (DHS) or Community Action when determined they are within 100% of poverty guidelines and do not qualify for other medical assistance programs.
Please call 563-264-3278, for more information.
Patients needing further care (for pre-glaucoma, glaucoma, or other more serious conditions) will be referred to the Ophthalmology Department at the University of Iowa, which serves all Iowa residents, regardless of ability to pay.
Vision Clinic Client testimonial...
"I wanted to thank you for taking the time to help us out and showing us that there are people that care because it has changed my life.
Now it's like I see everything for the first time and it feels great. And not only that, you saved my life because I can now read my prescription bottles and not make a mistake on what I am taking.
Thank you for letting me see life in a different way."