All refugee and asylum seekers have free access our public dental services. Refugees and asylum seekers can get treatment from Dental Health Services Victoria by visiting:
If you need help call us on (03) 9341 1000. We will ask you questions about what is happening with your mouth and teeth. Make sure you mention that you refugee or asylum seeker during the call.
There is no cost for refugees or asylum seekers. You are fee exempt. This includes:
Learn more about the cost of dental treatment
There are no waiting lists for refugee or asylum seekers. You will get the next available appointment.
Note: There is a high demand for specialist dental care you may have to wait some months for an appointment.
Yes, language interpreter services are available at Dental Health Services Victoria. You can get help when you visit the hospital or any community dental clinic. Tell staff you need an interpreter when booking an appointment.
In some cases, we may need to provide interpreters using a phone service.
If you need a telephone interpreting services call TIS National Services by calling 131 450. Learn more about language Interpreter services
When you have an appointment, you need to bring identification. Documents you could bring to show you are a refugee or asylum seeker are:
Refugee oral health Fact Sheet 1 - Identifying clients of refugee & asylum seeker background
Refugee oral health Fact Sheet 2 - Working with refugee and asylum seeker clients
Find out about other refugee and asylum seeker health and wellbeing services
Last updated: 2020-06-12