Payment in full is required on the day of service for any dental services provided at the practice. For your convenience Kew Paediatric Group has HICAPS and EFTPOS facilities available.
Accepted payment methods include:
- Visa & Master Card credit cards (issued within Australia)
- Personal cheques
Internationally issued credit cards are not accepted due to high merchant fees.
If you have private health insurance eligible rebates can be claimed at the conclusion of your child’s appointment. Please note, our reception team cannot advise of any anticipated rebate your child may be eligible for.
Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)
If your child is eligible for the Medicare Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) and you would like to use any existing benefits, please inform our reception team when making your child’s appointment. Please also have your child’s Medicare card readily available upon booking.
On arrival at your child’s appointment our reception team will advise you of your child’s CDBS balance and the associated cost of any services to be provided that day. You will be required to pay your account in full on the day of service and a receipt will be issued so you can make the CDBS claim through Medicare.
Please note that Medicare prohibits the use of both your private health insurance and CDBS benefits for the same item number.
Medicare also does not allow the use of CDBS benefits for dental services provided in the hospital setting.
Once your child’s account has been processed using either your private health insurance or CDBS benefits item numbers cannot be changed or existing statements altered.