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WVU Dental is the clinical component of West Virginia University's dental school. It is where faculty, students and residents treat patients. Call WVU Dental at 304-293-6208 for questions and appointments.

Urgent Care at Health Sciences Campus

Address

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Hours

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Monday through Friday
From 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
And from 1 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Patients visiting urgent care should keep in mind this is a first come, first served clinic for emergent needs. It is recommended to arrive early morning (8:15 a.m.) or early afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Much like an emergency room, a patient may be seen before you based on the severity of the emergent need. 

Services Offered

  • Problem focused examinations, imaging (x-rays) and testing
  • Management of pain, swelling and discomfort requiring immediate attention
  • Management of broken fillings, broken dentures, loose crowns (caps)
  • Management of fractured or chipped teeth

Fees and Costs

A $75 deposit is routinely collected toward services rendered during the visit. 

In addition to the fees for examination and testing in the Urgent Care Clinic, there will be separate fees for treatment in the other clinics as well.

The $75 fee will be waived if:

  • you are a patient of record in our clinics.
  • you have an active West Virginia medicaid card

Where dental insurance is involved, a claim with the insurance company will be processed. 

Directions

Upon arrival, patients should go directly to the Urgent Care Clinic registration desk and to check in. Walk in patients with emergent needs will be called on a first come, first served basis to begin the registration process. Evaluation and treatment is subject to the complexity of the cases registered before you which could delay your treatment. 

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What kind of treatment is provided at the Urgent Care clinic?

Patients experiencing emergent needs such as pain, swelling or bleeding may seek care at the Urgent Care clinic. The Urgent Care clinic does not provide routine or comprehensive care. From the Urgent Care clinic, patients may be referred to Oral Surgery, Endodontics or Prosthodontics. Those areas specialize in areas like extractions, root canals and crowns or bridges and have separate fees for treatment.

Emergencies could include:

  • Severe dental pain
  • Infection of wisdom teeth
  • Facial swelling due to dental infection, infected mouth wounds or trauma
  • Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing uncontrolled bleeding
  • Temporary crown lost and causing pain/bleeding
  • Denture adjustment causing pain and functioning improperly
  • Adjustment of an orthodontic wire piercing or causing damage inside the mouth, and loose brackets

Who will provide your care in the Urgent Care clinic?

The Urgent Care clinic is staffed by dental students who are working under the direct supervision of faculty.

How should you prepare for your visit?

  • Patients should continue to take their prescribed medications as usual. That includes blood pressure medicine and diabetes medications. 
  • Do not stop aspirin therapy.
  • Patients on blood thinners may be asked to have a laboratory test the day of treatment. In some cases, WVU Dental can order the necessary tests upon a patient's arrival. 
  • Pregnant patients must have a note from their ObGyn clearing them for care if extractions are necessary.

What if it is after hours or on a weekend?

After hours and weekend treatment of emergencies is available at the WVU Medicine Emergency Department. 

Patient Parking

There are two main options for parking when being treated as a WVU Dental patient at our Health Sciences clinics. 

  • A small, patient parking area is located just in front of the main entry of the Health Sciences buildings. 
  • Short-term, paid parking is available at Mountaineer Station. A covered walkway leads to the Health Sciences Campus. 

further information

Urgent Care is Monday through Friday, first come first served clinic for patients with emergent needs only. The order of evaluation is subject to the complexity of registered cases. That could result in treatment being delayed until the afternoon or next day. After hours and weekend treatment of emergencies is available at the WVU Medicine Emergency Department. Examples of emergencies could include facial trauma including broken bones or lacerations and facial cellulitis or infection.

things to remember

  • $75 deposit
  • Urgent Care providers treat only adults.
  • Take prescribed medication as usual before your visit.
  • Pregnant patients must provide a note from their ObGyn for extractions if necessary.
  • Insurance card or WV Medicaid card
  • Written list of your current medications (Please include name of medication, dosage and condition it treats.)
  • Current dental radiographs, x-rays and scans