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What Are Our Fees

The standard Department of Health fees policy that applies to most of our public services considers:

  • Income level of the person receiving the service
  • Ability of that person to pay the fee

The cost of our public Dental Services is set by the Department of Human Services through Dental Health Services Victoria.

We are committed to ensuring that our services are affordable to people and that no one experiences financial hardship in paying our fees.  No one will be denied a service because of their inability to pay.

If you have difficulty paying our fees you can discuss this with your service provider and in these circumstances fees may be waived or reduced.

Please check the tables below or go to the page you are interested in to find more details about the service you want.

Table 1: Allied Health Services

The Department of Health outlines three levels of income that we use to guide us in talking with you about fees you need to pay when having a ‘direct service’, that is a one-to-one service with one of our health professionals, except Dental

You will need to pay the

Low Level Fee of $9.30 if

You will need to pay the

Medium Level Fee of $15.00 if

You will need to pay the

High Level fee of $95/hr if

  • You have a Pension or HealthCare Card
  • You are single with a before-tax income less than $33,095
 
  • You are single with a before-tax income between $33,095 and $72,915
  • You are single with a before-tax income greater than $72,915
  • You are a couple with a before-tax income less than $55,653
  • You are a couple with a before-tax income between $50,653 and $97,475
  • You are a couple with a before-tax income of more than $97,475
  • You are a family with one child with a before-tax income less than $56,187 plus $5,533 for each additional dependent child
  • You are a family with one child with a before tax income of between $55,187 and $102,650 plus $5,533 for each additional dependent child
  • You are a family with one child with a before tax income of more than $102,650 plus $5,533 for each additional child
    • Any Single / Couple / Family who faces additional costs (due to disability and/or other factors) which reduce their income to this level
    • Any Single / Couple / Family who faces additional costs (due to disability and/or other factors) which reduce their income to this level
    • Any recipient of compensation intended to cover the cost of care

    There is NO COST for the following:

    • Children’s and youth dental service – for holders of Pension/Health cards
    • Children between the ages of 12 and 18 years
    • Needle and syringe program – this includes access to the onsite and after hours CHOPER service

     

    Table 2: The cost of Dental Services

    (All fees charged by in our public dental service are set by the Department of Health through the Dental Health Service Victoria, or through Medicare Australia. As at July 2010)

    Dental Services for Adults Treatment Type Fee

    You must have a:

    • Pension card

    or

    • Health Care Card
    Emergency Care

    A one-off cost of $26.50 is applied. This is a flat fee.

    General Care

    A co-payment of $26.50 is applied, up to a maximum of $106 for a course of care.

    Denture Care

    Up to $64.50 per single plastic denture (cost depends on number teeth/clasps). A set of upper and lower acrylic dentures will cost $129.00

    Dental Services for Children & Youth Treatment Type Fee

    If a child or young person under 18 years of age has a:

    • Pension card

    Or

    • Health care card

    Emergency

    Or

    General Care
    Services are FREE

    For those without the above concession cards, Dental services are available for all children from 18 months to grade 6.

    Emergency

    No charge for emergency visit

    General Care

    A one-off cost of $31.00 is applied for a general course of care. (Capped at $124.00 per family). This is a flat fee.

    The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) will replace the Medicare Teen Dental Plan from 1 January 2014.  The CDBS will provide eligible children with up to $1,000 in benefits for basic dental services, capped over two consecutive calendar years.

    Children are assessed for eligibility at the beginning of each calendar year, with eligibility lasting until 31 December of that year.  A child is eligible for the $1,000 benefit if they are:

    ·         Aged 2–17 years for at least one day of the calendar year,

    ·         Eligible for Medicare, and

    ·         Part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A OR one of a number of other Australian Government payments.

    Child Dental Benefits Scheme Checks This check is FREE with CDBS Voucher up to $1,000.

    Table 3: Box Hill Family Dentistry

    Box Hill Family Dentistry is the new private dental clinic which offers affordable, quality dental care for the family, with no waiting lists or eligibility criteria.

    Treatment Type Cost

    Comprehensive Package includes

    • Exam
    • Scale and Clean
    • X-Rays
    • Fluoride treatment if required
    • Treatment planning
    $180.00
    Consultation Only $70.00

    All further treatment needs and prices will be discussed with your dentist.

    Visit our website for further information

    www.boxhillfamilydentistry.com.au

     

    Table 4: Children's Services

    Children's Services What you need to pay
    ATAP's Program No Charge
    PS4Kids No Charge

     

    Table 5: Counselling Services

    Counselling Services What you need to pay
    Family Violence Counselling No Charge
    Perinatal Depression Counselling No Charge

     

    Table 6: Groups & Programs

    Name of the group

    What you need to pay

    Tai Chi

    $5.00  per session

    For regular attendance there is a $45 “10 visit card” that is available that allows for attendance at 10 sessions.

    Falls Prevention Program

    $50.00

    Good Life Gym

    $25 a month unlimited access

    Hydrotherapy

    $45 / 6 sessions

    Heart Health Program

    $8.50  per session OR

    $50 / program

    Walking Group/Nordic Walking

    Free

    Communication Skills Group

    There are a number of groups that run for people with speech difficulties as part of their care.

    $5 per session

    Children's Group & Communication

    There are a number of different groups that run for children as part of their care.

    Including social communication skills and school readiness- all groups require assessment prior to entry

    $7.50 per session

     

    Table 7: Diabetes Groups & Services

    Name of the group

    What you need to pay

    IDEAS

    Integrated Diabetes Assessment & Education Service

    Free – must have current referral from your doctor

    Diabetes Education Course

    $40.00 program

    Diabetes Support Group

    $2.00 per session

     Good Life Choices

     $7.50 per session

    Table 8: Programs For Men

    Name of the group

    What you need to pay

    Men’s Shed

    $5.00  per session