Our payment options are designed to suit each and every individual. At The Practice we’re always working on making things easier for you and we’re always available to discuss the best payment option for you.
Cash, Bank Cheque, EFTPOS & credit cards
We accept all the major cards at The Practice as well as cash and bank cheques. There are no sneaky hidden costs for processing debit cards, Mastercard, Visa or American Express.
Health Fund Members – HICAPS
Processing payments for our Health Fund members is really quick and easy. If your health fund is participating in the HICAPS electronic claims systems we can process your rebate on the spot. That means you only have to pay the outstanding gap and won’t have to process any paperwork.
If your health fund isn’t participating in HICAPS, or you don’t have a HIPCAPS compatible member card, then don’t worry – you’re still entitled to the rebate. We just ask you to pay in full on the day and contact your heath fund who will pay the rebate directly to you.
All health funds pay out a different level of rebate depending on your individual plan. If you’d like to know how much your health fund will pay, we can give you an itemised treatment plan before your next appointment. Then all you have to do is phone up your health fund, read out the list of the item numbers and they will tell you what level of rebate they will pay out.
Bulk Billed Medicare Dental – CDBS
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a Commonwealth-funded scheme that covers part or the full cost of certain dental services for children
To qualify for this your child must be:
2 to 17 years old for at least 1 day that year
eligible for Medicare
getting a payment from us at least once a year, or have a parent getting a payment from us at least once a year.
Up to $1,000 over 2 calendar years for basic dental services under CDBS. The services we will cover include:
You may be able to receive dental services if you have an assessed clinical need and a:
Veteran Gold Card
Veteran White Card and your treatment is for an accepted service-related condition
If you are eligible for dental services, your dentist may:
assess the health of your mouth and teeth at regular check-ups
treat any dental injuries or conditions
repair cavities in your teeth with fillings or crowns
provide you with dentures
re-line your dentures every two years
replace your dentures every 6 years, unless your dentures have been re-lined in the past year, or if your dentist recommends a replacement sooner
We also offer payment plans such as Zip Pay and ZipMoney to suit your circumstances
For patients looking for an ideal and affordable payment plan, we recommend applying online through ZipMoney.
ZipMoney allows you to fund up to $4000 worth of treatments for any general dentistry procedures.
Repayments can be selected using 3-6 months interest-free.