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(A partnership for good dental health)

When people have access to consistent dental care, their overall health, wellbeing and confidence are greatly improved, along with their ability to secure employment, learn in school and contribute to society. Michigan has more than a million residents whose annual incomes fall below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The majority of these folks do not have dental insurance or are on Medicaid and have poor access to dental care.

In an effort to provide dental care to our citizens in Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph Counties, the Community Health Agency has formed a partnership with My Community Dental Centers (MCDC). MCDC is a non-profit organization who operates numerous dental centers across Michigan in partnership with local health departments, such as ours.

In January 2008, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, in partnership with MCDC opened the first Public Health dental clinic in our tri-county region. In March 2011, the partnership expanded its operations by opening a second dental clinic. Both clinics serve Medicaid, under-insured and uninsured clients.

Clinic Information

These centers are designed to serve Medicaid patients, including those with MIChild and Healthy Kids Dental, or patients that are uninsured and financially qualify for the Michigan Community Dental Plan. Clients who are on WIC or food stamps financially qualify automatically as patients.

Coldwater Dental Center
Toll free:  877-313-6232
25 W. Chicago St.
Coldwater, MI  49036
**This is a temporary office while they wait for their transition to a new 6 chair office in Mid October, located on the Hospital campus next to Baker College. 

Business Hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday & Tuesday

  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Wednesdays (starting 8/24)


Hillsdale Dental Center
Toll free: 877-313-6232
20 Care Drive, Suite D
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Business Hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday


Three Rivers Dental Center
Toll free: 877-313-6232
721 Sixth Avenue
Three Rivers, MI 49093

Business Hours:

  • 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday


Sturgis Dental Center
There will be a new Dental Center in Sturgis, opening in the fall of 2016.  The space is currently being renovated to accommodate the needs of a dental clinic.  The clinic will be located in the Maple Crest plaza on US-12.
1525 E. Chicago Rd.
Sturgis, MI  49091

Fluoride Varnish Program

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency offers, through a collaborative relationship with Smiles on Wheels, the opportunity to have your children’s teeth varnished (protective coating to prevent cavities) through our clinics one day each month.  The 3rd Wednesday in Hillsdale and the 4th Monday in Coldwater, Smiles on Wheels staff offer this services to clients who come to the Health Department.  No appointments are necessary and there is no fee.

  • Branch County Health Department
    570 N. Marshall Rd.
    Coldwater, MI 
    4th Monday of each month

  • Hillsdale County Health Department
    20 Care Dr.
    Hillsdale, MI
    3rd Wednesday of each month

  • Fluoride Varnishing Information Sheet


 Dental Information & Tips


570 N. Marshall Rd
Coldwater, MI  49036

20 Care Drive
Hillsdale, MI 49242

1110 Hill St.
Three Rivers, MI  49093

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