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NHS entitlement

All patients of our practice are entitled to NHS treatment. This is treatment necessary for the health of your mouth and teeth. Depending on your circumstances, you may have to pay for this treatment. Charges are set by the Statement of Dental Remuneration. Some types of treatment are not available under the Health Service, such as white fillings on back teeth, or whole mouth tooth-whitening; these types of treatment are available privately.

 

 

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NHS Dentistry

Please remember to bring your medical card or new H&C Number with you to your first appointment. We cannot register you as a Health Service patient without it.

 

Your Health and Care Number (H&C Number)

 

 

What Is a Health and Care Number (H&C Number)?

 

A Health and Care Number (H&C Number) uniquely identifies a patient within the NHS in Northern Ireland.  This number will be used from birth, throughout life, for receipt of Health and Social Services in Northern Ireland.

 

It is a 10-digit number.  The first two characters of the Health and Care Number (H&C Number) must always lie within the range 32 – 39.

 

Where Can I Find My Health and Care Number (H&C Number)?

 

If your medical card was issued after 2005, your Health and Care Number (H&C Number) is printed on it.

 

If you have an older medical card issued before 2005, your Health and Care Number (H&C Number) will not be printed on it.  In this case, you can find out your Health and Care Number (H&C Number) by:

Contacting your GP Practice and asking them to look it up for you.

Checking any recent correspondence from the NHS, e.g. hospital appointment letters.  Your Health and Care Number (H&C Number) will be stated on the letter.

Checking a recent prescription from your GP.  Your Health and Care Number (H&C Number) will be stated on the prescription.