The Dental Service of the San Francisco VAMC is committed to improving the health of our patients. We do this by delivering comprehensive, state-of-the-art, quality dental care to eligible Veterans. Many Veterans are not eligible for routine dental services, so please check with the Dental Clinic regarding your eligibility. In some cases, limited dental services may be provided to some Veterans with special needs and to those beneficiaries with medical conditions severely compromised by sub-optimal oral health.
For information regarding how to make an appointment for surgery consultation or procedure, please call: (415) 750-2046.
Dental Clinic: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Drop-In Triage Clinic (for urgent problems):
Mon. 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Tues - Fri. 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday Clinic (appointment only):
Please call (415) 750-2046
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery:
Mon. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m, Tues. 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wed. & Fri. 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Thurs. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Dental Services at the Santa Rosa VA Clinic
The Santa Rosa VA Clinic provides dental services to eligible Veterans. Those eligible for dental care include: 100% service-connected Veterans, Veterans with minimum of 10% service-connected jaw disability, ex-POWs, and OEF/OIF/OND Veterans discharged less than 6 months ago.
For more information about available dental services available at Santa Rosa Clinic call 707-569-2300.
Veterans often have questions about whether or not they can get dental care at the VA. Federal law limits the dental benefits provided by the VA. Below are some common questions about who may qualify for outpatient VA dental care.
Veterans with an outpatient dental emergency, such as severe pain, infection, trauma, or significant bleeding, may receive an evaluation free of charge. Treatment for patients not otherwise eligible is limited to treating pain or treating a dental condition that endangers the patient's life or health. These patients will be billed for the treatment and referred to the private sector for routine care needs. The present fee for emergency care is $487.00 per visit.
No. Only those veterans that have been rated under the 9900 series of the schedule for rating disabilities are service-connected for their teeth.
Yes. Stop by our dental clinic and ask for a list of reduced fee dental services in the Greater Bay Area.
The laws that determine who qualifies for dental care are even more complex than the summary given above. If you believe that you qualify for VA dental care, contact the eligibility office at (415) 750-2015 to verify your service connection and to apply for care. You may also discuss your problems with your health care provider who can review your conditions. Your health care provider may refer you for a Dental Consult to see if you are eligible for Outpatient Dental Care.