Who is eligible?
To be eligible you must have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
What services are available?
- Priority Care: Treatment for urgent dental needs
- General Care: Routine treatment which includes check-ups, fillings, extractions and other dental services
- Denture Services: Provision of full and partial dentures and other related services
Oral Health Services Tasmania also has a General Dental Care Program which provides eligible clients with access to general dental care in their region through a private provider.
How do I make an appointment?
Contact your local dental centre. When you call you will talk to a Customer Service Officer who will ask you a series of questions to determine how urgently you need to see a dentist. This process is called "triaging" and is necessary so that those people most in need of care will receive appointments.
What if I have an urgent dental problem?
If you are triaged as having priority dental needs you will be offered an appointment date and time.
Will I be placed on a waiting list?
If you are triaged with non-urgent needs you may be placed on a waiting list.
How much will I have to pay?
All adults are required to pay a co-payment (contribution) towards the cost of their dental care.
Our staff will discuss co-payments with you before treatment is provided.
How can I pay my account?