The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) has initiated a new Dental, Vision, and Hearing Aid Program to help City residents with low incomes obtain free or low-cost dental care, prescription glasses, and hearing aids. According to patch.com, "City of Alexandria residents who need dental care and do not have health or dental insurance coverage are invited to apply. Those who are eligible will be given an intake appointment with the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, where treatment will be provided. The program will cover the cost of the first visit to the clinic; however, all patients will be required to pay $50.00 at the first visit to cover the cost of the follow-up visit. Patients will pay $50.00 per office visit for all future visits." As per patch.com, "City residents who need assistance purchasing eyeglasses are required to arrange to have an eye exam before applying in order to submit the prescription for glasses along with their Dental, Vision and Hearing Aid Program application. Similarly, residents who need assistive hearing devices are required to have a hearing test and obtain a prescription for a hearing device to submit with the application."