Private Health
Insurance

Private Health Insurance

Private Health Insurance can be a way to subsidise the costs of dental care.

At Smile Hawthorn, we accept all Private Health Insurance cards.

Using our HICAPS terminal and your card, we can process your insurance claim at your appointment

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Insurance Providers

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From Medibank, to Bupa, to St Luke's Health, there are a myriad of health insurance providers in Australia.

We accept all private health insurance funds which are claimable at the time of the appointment via HICAPS.

In order to process your claim, you need to have a valid health insurance card with you at your appointment.

Mind the "Gap"

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The 'gap' is the amount you pay for either medical or hospital charges, over and above what you get back from Medicare or your private health insurer.

Some health funds have gap cover arrangements to insure against some or all of these additional payments. The 'gap' amount is determined by your level of insurance cover based on your insurer.

The 'gap' payment contributes to maintaining the clinic's infrastructure, high quality materials and equipment, maintaining the high levels of infection control expected in dentistry as well as paying our staff.

The Australian Dental Association has published the following brochure about how to get the most of from your Private Health Insurer.


The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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Smile Hawthorn

About Us

Smile Hawthorn is a modern family dental and orthodontic practice that provides comprehensive dental and specialist orthodontic services to the community.

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