Oral Health Assistants

Westmead Centre for Oral Health

Westmead Centre for Oral Health

COVID Safe Practice

All patients seeking dental care must have pre-booked appointments. To make an appointment, please contact the Call Centre on 02 88906766. If you are however experiencing facial swelling, uncontrolled bleeding, or facial trauma, please attend the centre without delay.

NSW Health continues to focus on providing a safe health service for patients, their families and carers, and staff, while providing kind and compassionate care.

Visitors to NSW Health hospitals, community health centres, and outreach clinics are welcome and are required to wear a mask before entering and while inside a healthcare facility. Children aged 12 and under are not required to wear masks.

Masks and hand sanitiser will be freely available at all healthcare settings.

Upon arrival, you must wear a surgical mask correctly, covering your nose and mouth, on entry and for the duration of the visit.

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms such as a cough, fever, sore throat or runny nose please stay at home and don’t visit a healthcare setting for at least seven days, and then ensure you have a negative RAT before visiting.

As an added precaution to protect patients and staff from infection, if you think you may be a high risk for having acquired COVID-19, please avoid visiting friends and family in hospital for 7 days after your exposure risk.

Some facilities may implement short-term restrictions in response to a local COVID-19 outbreak to minimise the risk of transmission and ensure the safety of patients and staff. This may include limiting the number of visitors at the bedside at any given time and increasing the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

If you are a patient and you require assistance during your appointment, an adult can attend with you.

Other documents required for appointment:

  • Centrelink Card*
  • Medicare Card
  • Photo ID (passport, driver’s licence or State ID card)
  • Medical Summary (if available)

*A Centrelink card is required for all adult public dental patients. If you are unsure about whether you require a Centrelink card for your appointment, please contact the phone number on your appointment letter or SMS reminder.