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Homebound patient services (Domiciliary)



The domiciliary oral health service is available to anyone who is house bound making it difficult or unsafe for them to travel to the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.

In particular, aged-care patients for whom travel to the hospital would pose significant challenges.

The Domiciliary Oral Health Unit will come to:

Domiciliary services are available in:

What type of care is provided?

Emergency and general dental care is provided, including:

Where is the care provided?

Dental care is provided at the patient’s home or residence. The location must be clean and have:

How much does the service cost?

This service is free if you hold one of the following cards:

If you are not a Government card holder, fees are payable for this service.

Please contact the Domiciliary Oral Health Unit on (03) 9341 1000 for more information.

How do I apply?

An application form is to be completed by the patient (or carer) and by the patient’s medical practitioner.

Send the application form to the Patient Services Centre. A staff member will contact you to make an appointment for your oral health examination. Appointments are arranged according to the urgency of treatment needed and geographical location.

Please note that there are some waiting times for this service.

For further information:

Domiciliary Oral Health Unit
The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

Phone: (03) 9341 1000

To complete a referral application, please follow the link below.
Go to the specialist services referral form >>


Last updated: 2020-05-13

https://www.dhsv.org.au/public-dental-services/services-for-homebound-patients-domiciliary