What type of treatment can I use a payment plan for?
DentiCare Payment Plans can be used for a wide range of general dentistry, Melbourne cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic treatments. You can use a payment plan for Melbourne teeth whitening, dental implants, crowns and veneers and most other dental procedures. You can also use a payment plan to cover the cost of your Orthodontic treatment as well including Invisalign and all types of braces.
How do I know if I will be eligible for a DentiCare payment plan?
To be eligible for a DentiCare Payment Plan you need to be over 18, an Australian citizen, employed and not subject to any debt or bankruptcy agreements.
Can I use a DentiCare payment plan in conjunction with my Health Fund?
Yes! Your DentiCare payment plan can easily be adjusted to include your Health Fund Refund. This will be transacted as per usual process at your practice and they will advise us to make the adjustment.
What do I need to be aware of when considering different payment plan options?
When considering any over-time payment option, it’s important to consider manageability of payments. You should also be aware that some payment plans are consumer credit so may charge additional fees, interest (if not paid within an interest free period), account keeping fees etc.
Is a DentiCare payment plan a credit contract?
DentiCare is simple direct debit payment plan – not a credit product. Unlike credit or personal loan options, you won’t be charged interest on your treatment or go through complex credit checks or be asked to provide detailed financial information.
How do I setup a DentiCare payment plan?
- When your doctor discusses your treatment plan, enquire about a DentiCare Payment Plan tailored to your treatment.
- Together with your doctor decide on the payment plan details including the deposit, amount and frequency of payments.
- Complete the simple, direct debit form. There’s no need for credit checks or detailed financial information.
- You can begin your treatment straight away and your payments begin. Simple. No hassle, no fuss.
What time will my payments be debited?
Direct debits can be processed anytime from midnight on the morning of your scheduled debit date. We suggest having the funds available in the account the night before any due date.
Note: If your direct debit date falls on a public holiday or the weekend, it will be processed the next business day. If for any reason a debit does not occur on a scheduled date, please leave funds available until the payment is debited.
Can I add further treatment to my existing DentiCare payment plan?
Yes, simply talk to our admin team about adding additional treatment to an existing payment plan
Efficient and easy payment processing
Freedom Dental utilizes HICAPS, a simple and easy way to process payments for your private health fund claims, Medicare claims and lodgement of Worksafe Victoria claims.
HICAPS is an electronic health claims system that allows members of ACA Health Benefits Fund to claim automatically on the spot whilst they are at our dental practice. All it takes is a swipe of your ACA Health membership card through our HICAPS machine.
Using HICAPS will save you time, as you will no longer have to lodge your claim via the post. And, more importantly, you will save money because you won’t be out of pocket during the time it takes to claim your benefit.