Is my child covered by medicare?

Is my child covered by medicare?

Program information for families, how to check if your child is eligible.

The CDBS (child dental benefits scheme) provides individual benefits for a range of services including examinations, x-rays, cleaning, fissure sealing, fillings, root canals and extractions. Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.

Eligible children will have access to a benefit cap of $1,000 over a two-calendar year period.

To be eligible a child must be aged between 2-17 years and their family must receive Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.

Families can check whether their child is eligible for the CDBS by contacting the Department of Human Services (phone number on the back of your Medicare card and follow automated service).

General information about the program can also be found on the Department of Human Services website.

How to claim?

We are a fully bulk billed provider with the CDBS Medicare Scheme here at Camp Hill Dental.

Payment upfront is needed to which the total amount/rebate will be placed back into your nominated account within the day. Which means you do not have to use your Express Plus Medicare App, fill out claim forms or visit an office.

Please bring your Medicare card to every appointment. If you need any further questions answered or if you need help with checking eligibility, please feel free to drop into our practice or call 3843 1894.