Albury Wodonga Health

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Albury Hospital (02) 6058 4444
Wodonga Hospital (02) 6051 7111

Services

Public Dental Services - Wodonga

Public Dental Services - Wodonga

The Dental Clinic provides basic emergency, general and denture services.

The Dental Clinic also hosts a training program for students from La Trobe University, Bendigo.

Where there is insufficient capacity at our dental clinic, people may be referred to a private dentist or prosthetist.

Specialist dental care is provided at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.

Who is eligible to be seen at Albury Wodonga Health Dental Service?

  • Concession card holders and their dependants.
  • Any child under the age of 12 regardless of a health care card or pensioner concession card.
  • Any child aged 13-17 who has, or is a dependant of a health care card or pensioner concession card holder.
  • Any adult 18 years and older who holds a health care card or pensioner concession card.

We have 8 priority access groups, they are as follows:

  Eligible child or young person
  Child or youth in residential care
  Youth justice client in custodial care
  Indigenous/Torres Strait Islander
  Asylum seeker
  Refugee
  Mental health client
  Intellectual disability client
  Homeless person
  Eligible pregnant women

The people included in these groups do not have to be on a waitlist to receive general care. If applicable a letter from a caseworker/doctor is required.

AWH Dental Service

The charge will depend on the type and amount of treatment you need, with a minimum of $26.50 for a course of care:

  • Emergency visit - $27.50
  • General Care - for a full course of treatment (check-ups, fillings, clean). The cost will be a minimum of $27.50 up to a maximum of $110.00
  • Children 18 years and younger can be seen at the clinic without any co-payment (subject to eligibility).
  • Dentures - the charge is dependent on the type of denture with the maximum charge for a full upper and full lower acrylic denture of $131.00
  • Specialist Care - the charge will depend on the treatment you receive. This will be discussed with you prior to commencing treatment.
  • Exemptions for charges may be available for people with special needs. This should be discussed with the dental clinic prior to care commencing.
  • Other fee exemptions include clients treated by dental students, Refugee & Asylum Seekers, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders, homeless people and people at risk of homelessness.  Children and young people aged 0-17 years who are health care or pensioner concession card holders or dependants of concession card holders.

Emergency Care

If you are in pain you should contact your local community dental clinic. You will be triaged, assessed and prioritised for treatment accordingly.

Emergency Dental Care: Weekends and Public Holidays. There is an on call private dental emergency service that is available on weekends and public holidays, please contact: 0487 271 571 / 0458 493 960, private fees may apply.

Location

The AWHWC Dental Clinic is located in 155 High Street, Wodonga, and occupies the basement of the Gateway Community Centre building.
The clinic is open Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 5 pm, except public holidays.

Waiting Times

Albury Wodonga Health Dental Clinic will be able to advise you on waiting times.

Quality Care

Public dental clinics are committed to providing quality services. Information regarding your rights and responsibilities is outlined in the Department of Human Services brochure Charter of Client Rights and Responsibilities for Public Dental Services. Copies can be obtained at community dental clinics or by contacting the hot-line listed below.

How Can I get more information?  Please contact Albury Wodonga Health Dental on ph: 02 60 517 925 fax: 02 6051 7945

Last updated: 23-11-2016