Oral health services
The Townsville Hospital and Health Service oral health team provides free public dental care to eligible community members.
If you are feeling unwell, please contact Townsville Oral Health Service to reschedule your appointment.
Our dedicated team is committed to promoting, maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the community's oral health. The team cares for people from north of Cardwell, west to Richmond, south to Home Hill and encompassing Magnetic Island and the Palm Island group. Eligible patients requiring either emergency or general dental care can self-refer by contacting our call centre on 1300 300 850.
Oral health services across the Townsville Hospital and Health Service are provided from:
- Community and hospital-based clinics in Townsville, Palm Island, Ayr, Charters Towers, Hughenden, Richmond, Cardwell and Ingham
- Townsville Correctional Centre
- Cleveland Youth Detention Centre
- Fixed school clinics in Townsville, Ayr and Ingham
- Mobile clinics in Townsville, Ayr, Charters Towers and Ingham and servicing schools within the boundaries of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service
- Townsville University Hospital Clinic
- Health promotion through community and personal education
- Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of oral disease
- Comprehensive general dental care for eligible adult, child and adolescent patients
- Emergency dental services for eligible patients, including denture repairs (Call centre triage assisted - telephone 1300 300 850 Monday – Friday 7.30am–4.00pm, excepting public holidays)
- Dental hygiene services
- Orthodontics (for eligible priority cases)
How to access this service
Patients requiring either emergency or general dental care can self-refer to this service by contacting our call centre on 1300 300 850.
Public dental services in Queensland are funded by the government and are provided free to eligible people. Find out more about eligibility criteria here.