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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


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)


  • 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 North 381 Sheridan Street 1300 300 850
Edmonton 10-12 Robert Road 1300 300 850
Smithfield 16 Danbulan Street 1300 300 850

Hospital clinics

Atherton Cnr Jack & Louise streets 1300 300 850
Chillagoe 21 Hospital Street 1300 300 850
Croydon Sircom Street 1300 300 850
Georgetown High Street 1300 300 850
Innisfail 87 Rankin Street 1300 300 850
Mareeba 21 Lloyd Street 1300 300 850
Mossman 9 Hospital Street 1300 300 850
Tully 17 Bryant Street 1300 300 850
Yarrabah 1 Bukki Road 1300 300 850

School based clinics

Balaclava Balaclava State School, McCoombe Street – Mooroobool 1300 300 850
Cairns North SDS 381 Sheridan Street 1300 300 850
Cairns West Hoare Street, Manunda 1300 300 850
Edge Hill Edge Hill State School, Russell Street

1300 300 850

Edmonton SDS Robert Road, Edmonton 1300 300 850
Innisfail   1300 300 850
Smithfield SDS Danbulan Drive, Smithfield 1300 300 850

Mobile dental clinics

Van 111a Screening Cairns 1300 300 850
Van 181a Screening Cairns 1300 300 850
Van 187a Cairns West 1300 300 850
Van 152a Innisfail 1300 300 850
Van 143a Mossman 1300 300 850
Van 141a Tabelands 1300 300 850
Van 173 Tabelands 1300 300 850
Van 188a Cairns 1300 300 850
Van L1 Tully 1300 300 850
Van L3 Tablelands 1300 300 850


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: 8 February 2021

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


Dental Appointment Card (PDF 218 kB)