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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are experiencing an increased number of people presenting to our Emergency Departments for treatment of COVID-19. A number of our staff are also impacted by COVID-19, and as a result we are experiencing longer-than-usual emergency department waiting times. Metro South Health will continue to treat the most urgent cases first (Category 1). Please do not attend the emergency department unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we prioritise our most urgent cases.

Fully vaccinated visitors may attend our facilities. Please refer to the visitor restrictions for more information. 
Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.

Full eligibility criteria


To be eligible for publicly funded oral health care, you must be a Queensland resident with a Medicare Card and have one or more of the following:

Eligibility is also extended to any dependents named on your card.

Special client groups

We also provides oral health services to particular client groups, including:


Children are eligible for publicly funded oral health services if they are hold a Medicare Card and are one of the following:

  • aged 4 years through to Year 10
  • students in Years 11 or 12 who have a current Centrelink, Healthcare or Pension Card
  • aged 03 years whose parents have a current Pension Concession Card (Centrelink and Department of Veterans Affairs issued) or a Health Care Card
  • 2–17 year olds who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule
  • have no fixed address and residing in Queensland (homeless children)
  • under the guardianship of the Director General, Child Care Services, Department of Communities
  • foster children where their carer holds a foster child Health Care Card
  • children of skilled workers holding temporary visa 444
  • eligible patients under the Commonwealth cleft lip and cleft palate scheme.
Last updated 28 February 2020
Last reviewed 17 May 2015