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What do we do?

The Cairns and Hinterland Oral Health Service provides high quality free general and emergency dental services to eligible clients.

Our goal is to help our clients to achieve and maintain optimal standards in Oral Health within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service.

Across our district, we deliver oral health services at our dedicated oral health facilities, hospitals, community outreach clinics and schools. Our area covers as far as Tully in the south, Croydon in the west and Mossman / Daintree in the north.

What can I expect as a patient?

Our service is client focused and our team goal is to meet the needs of eligible clients through general and specialist Oral Health services including but not limited to general Dentistry, Preventative Care, Oral Health Education, Specialist support.

Our professional team consists of Dentists, Orthodontist, Oral Health and Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants, Prosthetist, Technicians and Administration staff.

Who is eligible

Adults

Queensland residents and, where applicable, in receipt of benefits from a current Qld:  

  • Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs (DVA)
  • Pension Concession Card (PCC) issued by Centrelink
  • Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSC)
  • Queensland Seniors Card (QSC)

Children

  • 0-17 year olds

Families who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule will be bulk-billed to Medicare. There will be no co-payment necessary or cost to families to complete your child’s treatment.

Child Dental Benefits Schedule covers a range of general services, but does not include orthodontics or cosmetic dental work.

Specialist Eligibility

Our dental team will discuss your options with you upon appointment for specialist services including orthodontics and oral surgery.

How do I access this service?

Call for an appointment and arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time with your concession card.

Clinic contact information

Community Health centres

Cairns North381 Sheridan Street1300 300 850
Edmonton10-12 Robert Road1300 300 850
Smithfield16 Danbulan Street1300 300 850

Hospital clinics

AthertonCnr Jack & Louise streets1300 300 850
Chillagoe21 Hospital Street1300 300 850
CroydonSircom Street1300 300 850
GeorgetownHigh Street1300 300 850
Innisfail87 Rankin Street1300 300 850
Mareeba21 Lloyd Street1300 300 850
Mossman9 Hospital Street1300 300 850
Tully17 Bryant Street1300 300 850
Yarrabah1 Bukki Road1300 300 850

School based clinics

BalaclavaBalaclava State School, McCoombe Street – Mooroobool1300 300 850
Cairns North SDS381 Sheridan Street1300 300 850
Cairns WestHoare Street, Manunda1300 300 850
Edge HillEdge Hill State School, Russell Street

1300 300 850

Edmonton SDSRobert Road, Edmonton1300 300 850
Innisfail 1300 300 850
ParramattaParramatta State School, Mulgrave Road1300 300 850
Smithfield SDSDanbulan Drive, Smithfield1300 300 850

Mobile dental clinics

Van 111aScreening Cairns1300 300 850
Van 181aScreening Cairns1300 300 850
Van 187aCairns West1300 300 850
Van 152aInnisfail1300 300 850
Van 143aMossman1300 300 850
Van 141aTabelands1300 300 850
Van 173Tabelands1300 300 850
Van 188aCairns1300 300 850
Van L1Tully1300 300 850
Van L3Tablelands1300 300 850

Questions?

Where is my closest community dental clinic?
Please see above locations to find a clinic closest to you

What if I am unable to attend my appointment?
Please contact us within 24 hours prior to the appointment and we will reschedule for you

What do I do if it is an emergency?
Please contact us and our staff will prioritise you in line with your personal situation

I have a referral from my doctor to see a Dentist, what do I do?
Please call the call centre and they will arrange an appointment for you

My 16 year old child, doesn’t attend school. Are they eligible for free treatment?
Yes. Please contact our call centre and our staff will arrange an appointment at a convenient location for you

My child needs a check-up, how do I book them in?
Please call the call centre and they will go through the consent process, the school service nearest to you and how to book an appointment

Last updated: 1 August 2013

Contact us

Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service Oral Health

To make an appointment phone:
1300 300 850

For clinic locations see "Clinic contact information"

Map of Dental clinics

Links

Dental Appointment Card (PDF, 193kB)

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