Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Health fund Claiming
If you have dental cover through your health fund, we can claim electronically through HICAPS on your behalf to help obtain any reimbursement due to you. However, we remind you that your specific policy is an agreement between you and your health fund. Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated.
Electronic HICAPS claiming must be on the same day the service is provided, so if you forget your card you will need to pay the full account and then contact your health fund for your rebate.
*We are preferred providers for HCF
Privacy of Information
We do not out source, share or sell any of our patient’s medical records to any third parties, it remains the property of Lake Macquarie Dental Practice. All patient information is stored onsite and is secure.
We are required by federal regulation to retain your medical records for a period of 7 years after which they are destroyed.
Transfer of Records
If you move dental practices or need to see a specialist, please contact us and we can send your dental records including any x-rays to your nominated Practitioner.
New Patient Deposit Policy
All our new patients are required to make a $68.00 booking deposit to secure their appointment. This amount can be used against your account at the end of treatment or if your health fund covers the cost completely, we will refund it to you. Please note the deposit can only be refunded back onto the credit card it was taken off so please ensure this card is available at the appointment.
We value the time that you spend with us and want to ensure that time is set aside specifically for your needs.
We have the booking deposit to limit the loss of time and appointments for other patients who may be in pain or discomfort.
We require 48 hours’ notice should need to cancel an appointment, we often have patients on standby or in pain wanting to be seen, so we ask that you consider this when you call to cancel or re-schedule.
If you make a time to see us and do not turn up to the appointment, we will require a $68.00 booking deposit to secure the next appointment you make.
LMDP p/l is looking at introducing payment plans in 2019 as an option for patients. We will advise our patients when this becomes available.
Payment of accounts is strictly pay as you go, meaning if you receive treatment on that day, we expect you to make payment on that day.
There may be procedures that are done over two or three appointments. Payments may be broken up in those instances to be paid over the course of treatment. This must be arranged with the Dentist and/or Practice Manager.
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