NHS Dental Surgeries in the Local Area Produced by Student Advice Services July 2009 Student Advice Services The Nuffield Centre St Michael’s Road Portsmouth, PO1 2ED Tel: (023) 9284 3157 Email: email@example.com http://www.port.ac.uk/studentsupport Registering with a dentist Exemption from prescription, dental and optical services To register with a dentist you can approach any surgery to ask charges: check out if you are eligible. for NHS treatment, but the decision on whether or not to accept Students may qualify for exemption from these charges on you as a new patient under the NHS rests with the dentist. The grounds of low income. A claim can be made by completing a William Beatty Dental Service (University Surgery) provides ’Prescription Exemption Certificate’ which will mean that no NHS treatment at the address overleaf. You can ring the payment is required (this also provides Hampshire dental helpline on 08450 508 345, NHS Direct on free NHS prescriptions). A Department of Health leaflet “Help 0845 4647 or visit with health costs HC1" explains how to go about this and is http://www.hampshiredentalhelpline.nhs.uk/local- available from: area/portsmouth/ if you need help finding an NHS dentist in this area. Student Finance Centre Doctors Surgeries Post Office Urgent treatment If you need emergency treatment, please contact the Hampshire dental helpline as above and your problem will be assessed. You should complete this form before you need treatment - This line is open 8.30am–5.30pm weekdays. If you ring the obtaining refunds is time consuming and can be problematic. same number 5.30–9.30pm weekdays or 8am–9.30pm at For further information or help with NHS costs please contact weekends or on bank holidays, you will automatically be put the Student Finance Centre on (023) 9284 3014. through to the out of hours helpline. Open wide Most dental surgeries are unable to offer you an appointment for See also www.port.ac.uk/health the same day (unless in extreme emergencies and only then if you are registered with the surgery). It is therefore important to Contact us register as soon as possible – don’t leave it until you have William Beatty Dental Service (University Surgery) raging toothache. William Beatty Building Hampshire Terrace Under the NHS, there are now charges for check-ups (around Portsmouth £16.50 for new patients). The dentist will advise you of the costs PO1 2QG for other NHS treatment. Free treatment is available under the T: 023 9284 5281 NHS if the patient’s income is low. Many students are classed as being on low income and so are entitled to free prescriptions and free dental treatment.
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