Gosford Family Dentist provides affordable dental care on the Central Coast

We accept a range of payment methods, including cash, EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, Afterpay and Zip Pay.

We accept all major private dental health insurance — only gap payments are usually required and HICAPS allows you to claim on the spot from your health fund.

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HICAPS

HICAPS (which stands for Health Industry Claims and Payments Service) is an electronic system that healthcare providers including dentists can use to process your private health insurance and Medicare claims on the spot.

HCF more for teeth program

Gosford Family Dentist provides dental services as part of the HCF More for Teeth program.

If you’re an HCF member with extras cover, you may be eligible to claim back 100% (subject to your annual limits and any waiting periods) on a range of preventative dental services, including:

  • 1 or 2 check-ups per calendar year.
  • scale and clean.
  • fluoride treatment.
  • mouthguards.
  • panoramic radiograph (OPG).

Department of Veteran Affairs

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides eligible patients with financial support for general and preventative dental treatments approved by the department.

In most cases, you will have no out-of-pocket expenses for dental treatments. However, annual caps do apply and you may be required to pay some out-of-pocket expenses for certain high-cost treatments such as some bridges and crowns.

To confirm eligibility and entitlements, contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

To discuss your eligibility and the dental services available to you, contact us or call Gosford Family Dentist at (02) 4325 3221.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Medicare initiative that allows eligible children aged 2-17 years, access to basic dental services, including:

  • teeth cleaning.
  • X-rays.
  • teeth fillings.
  • fissure sealing.
  • root canal therapy.
  • teeth extractions.

 

The CDBS does not cover orthodontic work or cosmetic dentistry. Eligible children will have access to a benefit cap of up to $1,013 over a period of two calendar years.

Visit the Government’s CDBS website to confirm if your child is eligible.

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