I have a dental emergency & I recently was let go from my job & no longer have insurance (not that my insurance covered dental anyway). CenterPlace Health is the ONLY local sliding scale option in my area & I desperately needed to get in. I was turned down multiple times over the span of a week due to random reason, although when I called prior to coming, I was consistently told walk-ins were available, only to be turned away when I arrived. I was never given an option to make an appointment. After a week of excruciating pain, someone over the phone put me on the schedule as a walk-in & when I arrived I was treated fairly rude. Like it was an inconvenience for me to get service there. All I needed was an X-ray & a referral for oral surgery. I was told to do this by someone working for Center Place & it really helped, also a relative had actually done it less than 2 weeks prior to me without any issues. But the dentist (James Houston) questioned me & made me feel stupid for coming here. He kept repeating “but we’re not your primary dentist, you shouldn’t have came here” & I tried to explain that I knew this wasn’t my primary, I don’t have a primary or dental insurance, & wasn’t under the impression they were. I tried to explain I just needed a referral for a oral surgeon that works with low income & was told that with a physical referral it provides services at a discount for me. I overall felt like an inconvenience & it only took less than 10 mins to provide me with an X-ray & referral, but over half that time was me being questioned by the dentist for being there. Your job is health care, affordable health care at that, provide the health care. If I could afford to go to a regular dentist, I would’ve. Isn’t that why you provide adult walk-ins?