The Domiciliary oral health service is a sub unit of the Integrated Special Needs department.
The domiciliary oral health service is available to anyone who is housebound in the Melbourne metropolitan area, due to physical disabilities, making it difficult or unsafe to transport them to The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. In particular, aged-care patients for whom travel to the hospital would pose significant challenges.
Those who do not hold a valid concession card will incur a fee.
We are unable to offer this service to in-patients of psychiatric institutions.
Prerequisite for referral:
- Completion of the RDHM Referral Domiciliary Form, including:
- Provision of a detailed medical history from the patient's general practitioner (GP section included in the above form)
- Consent - in situations where the patient cannot provide self-consent, consent needs to be provided by the Medical treatment decision maker. Further information regarding who is able to provide consent can be found at the Office of The Public Advocate.