How to Pay | Health Funds

Payment Options

At our clinic, we understand that flexibility in payment methods is crucial. We offer various payment options to ensure you can access necessary dental care comfortably and affordably. Available payment methods include:

Cheque

Credit and Debit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, AMEX

⦁ EFTPOS

⦁ HICAPS: For immediate health fund claims

⦁ Afterpay:
Manage payments over four instalments

⦁ Zip Pay:
Affordable Dental Care Made Easy

⦁ Denticare:
Payment solution plans

Afterpay – Payment Over 4 Instalments

Get your treatment now and pay in four equal fortnightly instalments with Afterpay. This service allows you to spread the cost of your treatment interest-free. Register for Afterpay and learn more on our Afterpay page.

Zip Pay Available!

Affordable Dental Care Made Easy

Get the dental care you need now and pay later with Zip Pay! Enjoy interest-free payments on your terms—weekly, fortnightly, or monthly.

Benefits of Using Zip Pay:

No Upfront Costs: Start your treatment immediately without any initial payment.

Interest-Free: Spread the cost over time without any hidden fees.

⦁ Flexible and Convenient: Manage your payments easily with the Zip app.

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Create your account via the Zip app or visit Zip Pay’s website to register and learn more.

Private Health Funds

Make the most of your Private Health Insurance for more affordable dental care. We accept a variety of private health funds, helping you benefit from fewer out-of-pocket expenses. We are affiliated with:

DentiCare Payment Plan Solutions

At East Adelaide Dental Studio, we aim to make dental care accessible immediately when needed. We’re proud to offer DentiCare Payment Solutions, which provides flexible payment plans to spread the cost of your treatment over time, easing the financial pressure. Our patients have used DentiCare for various services, including:

⦁ Implants and Periodontal Work
⦁ Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Solutions
⦁ Crowns and Veneers
⦁ Cosmetic and Restorative Services
⦁ Orthodontic Work
⦁ And More

How to Apply for DentiCare

Applying is straightforward. Just follow these steps:

Visit our Practice: Get a diagnosis and confirm your treatment and financial plan.
Create a Payment Plan: Set up your plan directly through DentiCare without the need for credit checks.
Begin Your Treatment: Start your treatment immediately and pay it off in manageable weekly or monthly instalments.

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to discuss how DentiCare can help you manage your dental health finances.

Government Funded Dental Programs

We support various government-funded dental programs to ensure comprehensive access to necessary dental care. We accept patients eligible for:

Department of Veteran Affairs
South Australia Government Dental Schemes:

  • Emergency Dental Scheme (EDS)
  •  General Dental Scheme (GDS)
  • Pensioner Denture Scheme (PDS) for Metropolitan Dentists

Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is a government-funded program designed to provide financial assistance for basic dental services for eligible children. Our clinic supports this initiative to help reduce the cost of dental care and promote oral health among children.

Eligibility

The CDBS is available to children aged 2 to 17 years who are eligible for Medicare and who receive certain government benefits such as Family Tax Benefit Part A. Eligibility needs to be confirmed at the beginning of each calendar year.

Coverage

The program provides up to $1,000 over two consecutive calendar years for each eligible child to spend on a range of dental services including:

Examinations
⦁ X-rays
⦁ Cleaning
⦁ Fissure sealing
⦁ Fillings
⦁ Root canals
⦁ Extractions
Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

How to Use CDBS at Our Clinic

  • Check Eligibility: Verify your child’s eligibility by contacting Medicare or checking through your Medicare online account via the MyGov website.
  • Schedule an Appointment: Book a consultation for your child at our clinic. Let us know that you would like to use the CDBS when you make the appointment.
  • Discuss Treatments: During your visit, we will discuss the treatments your child needs and confirm the costs that can be covered under the CDBS.
  • Claim Benefits: After the treatment, we can claim the benefits directly from Medicare, reducing your out-of-pocket expenses.

We are committed to providing your children with the best possible dental care and supporting you in utilizing these benefits. If you have any questions about the CDBS or your child’s eligibility, please Contact Us for more information or to arrange a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

We accept various payment methods to accommodate your needs. These include cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, EFTPOS, and HICAPS for on-the-spot health fund claims. We also offer Afterpay and DentiCare Payment Solutions for flexible payment plans.
Afterpay allows you to receive your treatment immediately and pay for it over four equal fortnightly payments. It’s interest-free and managed through Afterpay’s mobile app. To use Afterpay, you’ll need to set up an account with them, get approval, and then you can proceed with your treatment at our clinic.
We take the security of your financial information very seriously. All payments made at the clinic, whether by credit/debit card, check, or electronic transfer, are processed using secure systems that comply with the latest industry standards. For card payments, we use encrypted card readers, and for online transactions, we ensure that our payment gateways are secured with advanced encryption technologies. If you have any specific concerns about payment security, please feel free to discuss them with our staff.
DentiCare Payment Plan Solutions provide a way to spread the cost of your dental treatments over time with manageable weekly or monthly payments. To apply, you’ll need to discuss your treatment plan with our staff, who will help set up a tailored DentiCare payment plan. No credit checks are necessary, and you can start your treatment once the plan is approved.
Yes, we support the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), which covers part of the cost of basic dental services for eligible children aged 2-17 years. The benefit cap is $1,000 over two consecutive calendar years and can be used for services such as examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fillings, and extractions.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us in case of a dental emergency. We prioritise your health and will discuss all available payment options, including emergency dental schemes and payment plans, to ensure you receive the care you need promptly.

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