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Dental access centres

Continuation of dental access centre service during COVID-19 - August 2020

At present we are providing dental pain relief if required for urgent treatment.

You can contact our clinics (see details on right of this page) for urgent advice. 

We also provide weekday evening and weekend morning advice clinics.  Bank and Public Holidays advice clinics are 9am to 11.30am, with telephone lines open at 08.45am.

Please note at peak times patients will be triaged in line with their clinical need and the most urgent cases will be given priority; patients are therefore advised to telephone at the start of the session. Those who do not have priority will be given advice during standard opening times.


If you have your dental care at one of our Dental Access Centres, it will be exactly the same as that offered with any local NHS dentist and you will be asked to pay exactly the same NHS charges unless you are exempt.

The dentists and our reception staff will be pleased to discuss the costs of your care and help you if you are exempt from payment. We do expect payment at your first visit.   Cash will be accepted but card payments are preferred.

If you cannot make your appointment

If you are unable to keep an appointment which is offered to you, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can use the appointment for another patient.  Failure to keep booked appointments may mean that we are unable to complete your full course of treatment.  

Dental emergencies - what you need to know

There are dental emergencies which need immediate attention to minimise the risk of serious medical complications that could be life threatening. 

For example:

  • Uncontrollable and heavy loss of blood after having a tooth out.


  • Rapidly increasing swelling around the throat or eye, especially if associated with difficulty in swallowing or breathing. 


In an emergency, you should call 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department.  Remember, A&E at Hereford County Hospital has no facilities FOR GENERAL DENTAL CARE.


Out of Hours


Telephone: 111


If you have severe dental and facial pain not controlled by pain killers; infection of the teeth and gums; injury to the teeth, for example, as a result of a knock or a fall; bleeding after tooth extraction that you cannot control; or serious swelling of the mouth or face which is getting worse.


Please note: For advice and treatment of minor conditions such as a lost filling, crown or bridge; broken or sensitive teeth visit your local pharmacy or telephone your dentist’s surgery when next open.


Opening hours

Call the dental access centres below for advice on a dental condition and services offered: 

Gaol Street Dental Access Centre, Hereford
Tel: 01432 378920
Email: info.gaolstreetdac@nhs.net

Advice and enquiries – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Evening advice clinics – Monday to Friday, 5.30pm to 8pm, telephone lines open at 5pm

Weekend advice clinics – Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 11.30am – telephone lines open at 08.45am 

Asda Dental Access Centre, Belmont Road Hereford – advice and enquiries Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Tel: 01432 382180
Email: info.asdadac@nhs.net 

Leominster Dental Centre – advice and enquiries Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Tel: 01568 619380
Email: info.leominsterdac@nhs.net 

Ross-on-Wye Community Hospital – advice and enquiries - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Tel: 01989 561114
Email: info.rossdac@nhs.net 

Ledbury Community Health and Care Centre – currently closed 

Kington Court Community Care Centre – currently closed

Ewyas Harold Dental Access Centre – currently closed


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