cohealth is a fully accredited oral health provider. We offer high quality, low cost or free emergency and general dental care in Melbourne. Get access to a professional team of registered dentists, dental and oral health therapists, dental prosthetists, oral health educators and dental assistants.
Good oral health is vital to all round health and wellbeing. Poor oral health can be very painful and could lead to other serious health problems. Most oral health issues can be prevented or managed with professional help.
We have a prosthetist who can make dentures. We can also help if you have any pain or problems with your dentures. Our dentists can provide information on denture cleaning and care to help you maintain your dentures.
Specialist dental care referrals are available for eligible clients. Clients who meet strict guidelines set by the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (RDHM) are referred for care to the RDHM Carlton. A small co-payment fee will occur for this service. You can be referred for specialist services including:
The following people are eligible for cohealth dental care:
Please read this list carefully to see if you need to have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card to receive dental care.
There are no wait times for the following groups, as long as they are eligible. They will be offered the next available appointment.
For everybody else there will be a wait time, which will depend on your level of need.
While you are waiting for your care, if an emergency occurs contact us for emergency dental services.
Check if you are eligible by reading ‘Who is this for’. Then contact a cohealth dental care location to request an appointment.
The following groups do not have to pay anything for screening or treatment:
For people who do not fall into the groups above and who meet the service eligibility criteria, there is a co-payment cost of $31.00 per visit with a maximum of $124 for a general course of care. There is also a cost of $74.50 per denture, capped at $149 for upper and lower dentures.
It is important that you access treatment early. Please speak to one of our staff if you are unable to pay the fee.
You can learn more on our fees page, or call us to find out more.
cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.