Free NHS registration
To register for Health Service dental treatment, please bring in:
- your medical card
- proof of current address if different to that on your medical card
- if over 18 years old, photographic proof of identity
How to obtain a medical card
To obtain a medical card, you need to register with a GP practice in Northern Ireland. If you have lost your medical card, you can apply for a replacement card by completing form HS100 (downloadable from www.hscbusiness.hscni.net)
Free NHS Dental Treatment
You can get free NHS dental treatment :
- If you are under 18 or aged 18 and in full-time education
- If you and/or your partner get:
- Working Tax Credit with Child Tax Credit and your income is £15,276 per year or less
- Working Tax Credit with a disability element and your income is £15,276 per year or less
- Child Tax Credit and you are not eligible for Working Tax Credit, and your income is £15,276 per year or less
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
If you are on a low income and do not fit into the above, you may be able to get help with your health costs by making a claim under the Health Service Low Income Scheme.
NHS Dental Charges
If you are not entitled to free dental treatment or help with the cost of treatment then you are required to pay a charge for your treatment. The charge is 80 per cent of the dentist’s fee up to a maximum of £384. The table below gives examples of Health Service dental charges.
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These are only examples of what you might pay for courses of treatment. The total cost of your Health Service treatment may be different because of the number, or combinations of treatments involved.