Dental care card

Free dental care – a right for persons with extensive disabilities (in Sweden)

Dental care card (plasticized card)
Dental care card (plasticized card)

Description
The user is entitled to free dental care.

Users comments
According to the Act concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS), people with disabilities in Sweden are entitled to an oral health assessment and necessary dental care. To qualify, the elderly and people with disabilities must have a lasting and extensive need for medical and social services.

To obtain a certificate showing eligibility for oral health assessment and necessary dental care, contact the municipality’s case manager. The county council’s healthcare unit issues a certificate (plastic card) to individuals entitled to outreach oral health assessment and necessary dental care.

This tip is from 2008

Tipsare: Nina

Nina lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). She is a ventilator user. She has two personal assistants 24 hours a day.