After hoursdental care

What to do if you need urgent dental treatment.

Our Dental Centre operating hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday (excluding public holidays).

If you need urgent, or emergency, dental treatment outside of these hours please contact one of the following:

  • The nearest hospital with an emergency service
  • Your GP
  • After Hours GP Helpline: 1800 022 222
  • After hours dentist service
  • Emergency services on “000” (if related to accident/trauma)

Less urgent cases

If you’re experiencing minor discomfort, please call your HCF Dental Centre the next working day to make an appointment. 

Belconnen (02) 6252 0200
Blacktown (02) 9852 2100
Bondi (02) 9386 2222
Brookvale (02) 9907 5600
Castle Hill (02) 9846 0600
CBD Sydney (02) 9290 0555
(02) 8448 0144
Hornsby (02) 9482 6700
Hurstville (02) 8567 3244
Melbourne (03) 9067 4200
Parramatta (02) 9685 1255

Emergency treatment at HCF Dental Centres

If you’re in significant pain, and can’t get a same-day appointment, you can come to an HCF Dental Centre and wait to see the next available dentist. Please be aware this may take some time – the best times to seek emergency treatment are 8am or 2pm.

We do everything we can to see members with a genuine dental emergency as soon as possible. Priority is given to members with trauma or a critical dental condition.


If you have an emergency appointment we’ll only assess the tooth that is giving pain or discomfort. Emergency treatment can range from an assessment, placement of a temporary or permanent filling, dressing or prescription. Depending on the nature of the emergency, and time available, final treatment cannot be guaranteed and further appointments may be necessary. Please note that you may have to pay for emergency treatment.