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The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) receives funding from the Commonwealth Department of Health for the Aboriginal dental program which provides oral health programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and eligible adults.
An adult is eligible for government funded dental services if they are a holder or adult dependent of a holder of a current Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or Health Care Card. AHCSA provides the funding with an emphasis on the provision of oral health programs as part of a whole-of-health primary health care approach for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The Aboriginal dental program provides general emergency and course of care which can include:
The areas in SA that receive this program include:
Abstract adapted from the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
Ph: (08) 8273 7200