Frequently Asked Questions
ACORN dental Clinic is the only provider of care in the northern, rural section of Alachua County. Each year dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants volunteer their time to provide approximately $1 million in patient care.
The UF Colleges of Dentistry, in addition to the Santa Fe Dental Hygiene Program and private dentists provide many services to the Clinic. The students in these programs are in a unique position to gain real world experience while providing high-quality, low cost health care to patients without insurance or financial resources to pay for their medical needs.
ACORN Clinic’s primary service area includes Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. Services may be provided to residents of other counties based on eligibility, need, and specific service availability
ACORN Clinic, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, participates in Medicare, Medicaid, Primary Care and receives funding from the United Way of North Central Florida, Alachua, Bradford and Union county commissions, patient fees, civic groups, churches, foundations, and private donors.
ACORN Clinic is unique in the way dentists, dental hygienists, and students volunteer over 11,000 hours each year to deliver patient health care services. In addition, community volunteers donate time and services in the form of landscaping, computer expertise, public relations, painting, architecture and contracting services. Visit our volunteer page to get involved.
The support of individuals like you is vital for ACORN’s continued success, and our ability to provide high-quality dental care to children and adults who may not otherwise receive it.
ACORN Clinic is a non-profit organization that is funded by Medicare, Medicaid, Primary Care. We receive funding from the United Way of Alachua County, Alachua, Bradford and Union county commissions, patient fees, civic groups, churches, foundations, and private donors.