Urgent Care

The Urgent Care and Dental Trauma Center specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dental emergencies.

Supervising faculty dentist reviews patient treatment before completion of appointment | HANNAH BENET
Supervising faculty dentist reviews patient treatment before completion of appointment
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Under the supervision of expert faculty dentists, USC dental students offer the following services:

 

  • Treat infection
  • Remove decay
  • Replace broken fillings
  • Repair tooth fractures
  • Treat dental traumatic injuries

 

If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room. Our clinic does not provide treatment around the clock.

 

The Urgent Care Clinic sees patients on a first-come/first-served basis. Walk-ins only. No appointments are available. Current patients only.

 

Patient registration begins at 7:30 a.m. each day. Arrive early, since the clinic can take only a limited number of patients.

 

Bring your valid photo ID, such as a California driver’s license, California ID card, passport or other government-issued ID.

Patient being treated and examined for lingering pain in the Urgent Care Clinic. | HANNAH BENET
Patient being treated and examined for lingering pain in the Urgent Care Clinic.
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AFTER HOURS SERVICE

After Hours Contact for 
Current Patients
(213) 740-2805

After Hours Contact for 
Members of the Public
LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER
(323) 409-1000

 

After-hours service is only available to patients who are currently receiving treatment from us. For an emergency, outside of normal business hours, call (213) 740-2805.

 

Note that if the on-call dentist meets you at the dental school outside of normal business hours and determines that the problem could have waited until the school was open or was not related to current treatment, you may be subject to a $350 surcharge.

 

If you have a dental emergency and are not a current patient, contact another dental facility, such as LAC+USC Medical Center at (323) 409-1000.

 

If your dental emergency is life-threatening, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.

PAYING FOR YOUR DENTAL CARE

After your initial exam, we will notify you of the fee for emergency treatment. Emergency visits typically cost from $59 to $350, based on individual needs.

 

We accept Denti-Cal insurance for certain limited and emergency treatment. Denti-Cal patients must bring their Beneficiary Identification Card (BIC). All other patients must pay with cash or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

If you are a current comprehensive patient and have an emergency during normal business hours:

 

1. Contact your student doctor/resident

2. Call (213) 740-1576 or

3. Come to the Urgent Care and Dental Trauma Center