BULK BILLING Dentist Port Macquarie
PLEASE NOTE – There is no longer any Bulk Billing for Adult Dental Services since the Rudd / Gillard Labor Party voted to end the Medicare Adult Dental Scheme. We still Bulk Bill all eligible patients but unfortunately this does not include anyone over 18 years of age. This is the same for all private dentists in Australia
There are NO out-of-pocket expenses or gap payments for Bulk Bill services under the Child Dental Benefit Scheme.
Children who meet 3 Eligibility Criteria will be eligible for up to $1,000 in benefits over two calendar years for basic dental treatment (such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions).
1. Medicare Eligibility
Each child must be eligible to claim Medicare Benefits
i.e. have a Medicare Number
2. Age Eligibility
For a child to receive these benefits they must be aged 2-17 for the period of at least one day during the calendar year
3. Means Test Eligibility
In conjunction with the Medicare and Age eligibility, children MUST also be part of a family receiving Family Tax Benefit Part A OR a range of other government payments including:
- Youth Allowance
- Parenting Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Carer Payment
- Special Benefit
- Double Orphan Pension
- Veteran’s Children Education Scheme
- Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme.
- See whether your child is eligible for the scheme by selecting the link below.
Patients who meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for up to $1,000 in benefits over two calendar years for basic dental treatment (such as check-ups, x-rays, fillings and extractions).
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion
from another qualified registered Dental Surgeon.
Dr Jeremy Rourke B.D.S. (Hons) Syd. Univ.