Heacham Drive Dental Practice

01162352303 2 Heacham Drive, Beaumont Leys , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 0LE
http://www.heachamdrivedentalpractice.co.uk/

News:

  • Help with dental costs
  • Help with dental costs and NHS price bands

Overview

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A warm welcome to Heacham drive detal practice. 

We are currently accepting new NHS patients.

We are able to offer our patients a comprehensive range of both NHS and private dental treatments in a very relaxed and friendly environment

 

Opening times

Monday 09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 12:3014:00 - 17:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Additional information

We are closed weekends and all public / bank holidays.

Last verified on 13/07/2017

Departments and services

All general dentistry available here.

To search for a specific treatment, use our full list of departments

Latest news

Help with dental costs

NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS):

If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS). The scheme covers=

You can apply for the scheme as long as your savings, investments or property (not counting the place where you live) don’t exceed the capital limit. In England, the limit is:

Any help you're entitled to is also available to your partner and any dependent young people.

How to apply

Depending on your circumstances, you can receive "full help" (HC2 certificate) or "partial help" (HC3 certificate). You will qualify for full help if your income is less than or equal to your requirements, or is greater than your requirements by no more than half the current English prescription charge. If your income exceeds this limit, you may be entitled to partial help. Your certificate will show how much you have to pay towards your health costs.

 

 

Last updated on 13 July 2017.

Help with dental costs and NHS price bands

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Free NHS dental treatment or help with health costs:

 You do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when the treatment starts, you are=

  • Aged under 18
  • Under 19 and receiving full- time education
  • Pregnant or a mother who has had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • Staying in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
  • An NHS hospital Dental Service outpatient (however you may have to pay for your dentures or bridges)

You also do not have to pay if, when the treatment starts, or when you are asked to pay:

  • You are included in an award of
    • Income support
    • Income- related employment and support allowance
    • Income-based jobseekers allowance
    • Pension credit guarantee credit

Or

  • You are name on a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate, or you are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • You are named on a valid HC2 certificate

You will not be exempt from paying if you receive Incapacity Benefit, contribution-based Employment and support allowance, contribution-based Jobseekers allowance, Disability living allowance, council tax benefit, housing benefit or pension credit saving credit, when paid on their own. Medical conditions do not exempt patients from payment for dental treatment.

You will be asked to show your dentist written proof that you do not have to pay for all or part of your NHS treatment. You will also be asked to sign a form to confirm that you do not have to pay, if your name is on a valid HC3 certificate you may not have to pay for all your treatment. Checks are made on free and reduced cost treatment claims. If you say you have the right to free treatment when you do not you may incur a penalty charge.

NHS dental charges

 The charge that you pay depends on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. You will only ever be asked to pay one charge for each complete course of treatment, even if you need to visit your dentist more than once to finish it – either band 1, band 2 or band 3 (see details below). If you have to be referred to another dentist for another, separate course of treatment, you can expect a secondary charge.

If you are not exempt from charges, you should pay one of the following charges for each course of treatment you receive:

  • Band 1 course of treatment - £20.60

This covers an examination, diagnosis (eg X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than on appointment to complete you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.

  • Band 2 course of treatment - £56.30

This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

  • Band 3 course of treatment - £244.30

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures and bridges.

 For further information on NHS dental services and dental charges, see the dental services section of the NHS choices website (www.nhs.uk) or ask your dentist for help

 

 

Last updated on 13 July 2017.

Is this practice accepting new NHS patients?

  • Children (up to the age of 18) 
  • Adults (18 and over) 
  • Adults entitled to free dental care 

Last verified 79 days ago

Understanding NHS dental charges

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