The Auckland DHB Relief of Pain service is offered by only a few Auckland dentists for emergency dental treatments for Community Service Card holders.
Lumino has a DHB registered dentist located at The Dental Company, Pukekohe. This emergency treatment is available for Community Service Card holders only and priced at $40, the same rate as hospitals.
Contact your local DHB for more information on what this assistance includes.
About the Emergency Relief of Pain Service
What is the Relief of Pain Service?
This service provides emergency pain relief for dental problems only, either by simple extraction, temporary filling, prescription and/or x-rays. It doesn’t cover general work or wisdom teeth, it is only to relieve pain. You may still need to see a private dentist afterwards.
Community Service Card holders are entitled to 3 appointments per year. The card must belong to the person receiving the treatment and it must be current.
What will it cost?
The appointment will cost $40.00 (except children and referred psychiatric inpatients). This needs to be paid on the day of treatment.
Some treatments will have an extra charge, for instance, a surgical extraction under local or general anaesthetic (GA) and the Dentist will advise you of any additional charges if applicable.
Read more here about the Auckland DHB Relief of Pain Scheme.
Please note: Relief of Pain is only offered by contracted dentists. These fees only apply to NZ residents. Non NZ residents will be charged the full cost of treatment. Please check with your local DHB for more detail.