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Emergency Dental Service

Emergency dental treatment can be provided out of hours when a patient's clinical condition needs prompt attention by a dentist to manage / address dental pain on a temporary basis to allow them to then seek a permanent resolution from a general dentist. 

We are able to provide: 

  • Urgent assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Advice on treatment options
  • Preventative care and advice
  • Limited surgical treatment, if necessary to relieve pain
  • The taking of radiographs
  • The issue of prescriptions
  • Simple extractions

You will be asked several COVID-19 screening questions when calling the Emergency Dental Service, and appointments are limited.

  • Service Location:
    West Sussex
  • How To Access:

    The Emergency Dental Service is an appointment only service, walk-ins cannot be accepted. Patients can telephone the clinics direct to book an appointment or if all appointments are taken, receive advice from a Dentist over the telephone.

    Each session can accommodate 7 appointments. Patients are placed into a call waiting system to speak to reception to book a appointment if you meet our treatment criteria. The call waiting system will only hold 6 patients in the queue to limit the length of time waiting in the queue. If all 7 appointments are allocated the message will change to notify patients. Please keep retrying until the message advises that all appointments are taken. The service is very busy and appointments tend to get booked up fast after phone lines open.

    If you want to speak to a Dentist, please hold on the line to be put through to a receptionist and we may be able to offer a telephone appointment - you may be asked to share photographs to enable this.  


    Patients should telephone to make an appointment as soon as possible after the service opens:

  • Contact Details:

    Worthing Area:
    Emergency Dental Centre
    12/14 Liverpool Gardens
    Worthing
    West Sussex
    BN11 1RY

    Tel: 01903 230364

    Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 10pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am-1pm

    Chichester area:
    Jubilee Dental Centre
    St Richards Hospital
    Chichester
    PO19 6SE

    Tel: 01243 793697

    Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 10pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am-1pm

    Crawley area:
    Ground Floor
    Yellow Wing East
    Crawley Hospital
    West Green Drive
    Crawley
    West Sussex
    RH11 7DH

    Tel: 01293 518541

    Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 10pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am-1pm

    Haywards Heath area:
    Haywards Heath Health Centre
    Heath Road,
    Haywards Heath
    RH16 3BB

    Tel: 01444 440695

    Monday only, 5.30pm to 10pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 8.30am-1pm

  • Opening Hours:

    Please check details above for opening times.

    Christmas and New Year 2022/2023

    This out of hours service is for West Sussex patients and visitors to the area. During normal surgery hours please contact your own Dentist or the Dental helpline on 0300 123 1663.

    If you require urgent dental treatment outside of normal surgery hours you may contact the Emergency Dental Service on the telephone numbers below. These services are by appointment only.

    If outside the Emergency Dental Service opening hours shown below, please call NHS 111.

    Worthing & Surrounding Areas – Telephone 01903 230364

    Central Clinic, Stoke Abbot Road, Worthing, BN11 1HE

    Chichester & Surrounding Areas – Telephone 01243 831790

    Jubilee Dental Centre, St Richards Hospital, Spitalfield Lane, Chichester, PO21 6SE

    Crawley & Surrounding Areas – Telephone 01293 518541

    Ground Floor, Yellow Wing East, Crawley Hospital,

    West Green Drive, Crawley, RH11 7DH

    Friday 23rd December 2022

    17.30-22.00

    Saturday  24th December 2022

    08.30-13.00

    Sunday  25th December 2022

    09.30-11.30

    Monday  26th December 2022

    08.30-13.00   Bank Holiday

    Tuesday  27th December 2022

    08.30-13.00   Bank Holiday

    Wednesday 28th December 2022

    17.30-22.00

    Thursday 29th December 2022

    17.30-22.00

    Friday  30th  December 2022

    17.30-22.00

    Saturday 31st January 2023

    08.30-13.00

    Sunday  1st  January 2023

    08.30-13.00

    Monday  2nd  January 2023

    08.30-13.00    Bank Holiday

    Haywards Heath & Surrounding Areas – Telephone 01444 440695

    Haywards Heath Health Centre, Heath Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3BB

    Saturday  24th December 2022

    08.30-13.00

    Sunday  25th December 2022

    09.30-11.30

    Monday  26th December 2022

    08.30-13.00   Bank Holiday

    Saturday  31st January 2023

    08.30-13.00

    Sunday  1st  January 2023

    08.30-13.00

    Monday  2nd January 2023

    08.30-13.00   Bank Holiday

    Please call during the times shown for an appointment

  • How to find us:

    The Emergency Dental Service is based at these locations:

    Central Clinic, Worthing
    Free parking

    *Please note that from Monday 6 June 2022, the service will be located at the following address:
    Emergency Dental Centre
    12/14 Liverpool Gardens
    Worthing
    West Sussex BN11 1RY

    Jubilee Dental Centre, St Richards Hospital
    Pay to park

    Crawley Hospital
    Pay to park

    Haywards Heath Health Centre
    Free parking

  • More Information:
    Unless you are exempt from payment of dental charges, a fee is payable. Payment can be made in cash or by card, please click here for charge structure.

    Should you be offered an emergency dental appointment, please provide your NHS number if known.

    The out of hours service is for West Sussex patients and visitors to the area. Please contact your own Dentist during normal working hours, or the Dental Helpline (available 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday) on 0300 123 1663.

    If you require urgent dental treatment outside of normal surgery hours you should contact the Emergency Dental Service on the telephone numbers below.

    If outside the Emergency Dental Service opening hours shown above and normal working hours, please call NHS 111.
  • Directorate:
    Strategic Business Unit
  • Reference Directory ID:
    16888
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