NHS dental treatment is available to specific groups of people. All other patients are normally seen on a private basis.
NHS treatment is available to all students and patients who are entitled to free NHS dental treatment, i.e., those who:
Registration is no longer required for access to NHS Dental Care. Simply contact the practice to make an appointment either by telephone on 0121 687 8882, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by coming into our reception.
There are charges payable by patients even under the NHS. However, the following categories of patients do not need to pay for NHS treatment:
Students who are 19 years of age or older do not automatically receive free dental NHS Dental Care. However, all students should apply for a HC2 Certificate through a HC1 form. You can pick up a form at the University Dental and Implant Centre or the Students Guild. The application process normally takes upto six weeks and is dependent upon your means. In our experience, we have found that most students who apply are successful. The HC2 Certificate also gives you free prescriptions and eye tests. It is only valid for six months and requires re-application after that time.
If you require dental care and have not got a HC2 certificate yet, you must pay for your NHS dental care. If you keep your receipts you can obtain a refund of your charges when you receive your certificate. The Advice Centre at the Guild of Students can give you further information.