YKHC changes dental appointment process

YKHC Dental has recently updated its service model to improve access to dental care as a result of the dentist shortage.

What does this mean?

The dental department is implementing a Walk-In/Same Day appointment schedule similar to the m

odel widely used at the Alaska Native Medical Center and Southcentral Foundation.

How it works

Sign up in the YKHC Dental Department at 8:00 a.m. The first patients are seated at 8:20 a.m. Once the same-day appointment slots are filled, patients who are unable to receive an appointment will have to try for a same-day appointment on a different day or wait to be seen as a stand-by patient. Not all stand by patients may be seen for appointments.

How will Walk-In/Same Day appointments work for Village-based patients?

The Dental Department is implementing this new model to accommodate village-based patients as well as Bethel patients. Dental will schedule a limited number of appointments to accommodate village-based patients who may be traveling to Bethel for routine check-ups, appointments or other health care services. Same-day village appointments should be requested by calling Dental at 543-6229 after 10 a.m. each morning or 1-800-478-3321 ext. 6229 to obtain slots available.

Bethel and Village-based patients

What if I don’t show up for my same-day appointment? It will be considered a broken appointment, noted in your chart and you will be unable to schedule a same-day walk for anything but emergency dental services for 6 months.

Alternatives

If you are not in pain and would like to schedule a same-day appointment instead of waiting up to several hours to be seen at the Emergency Walk-In Clinic, please let the staff at the front desk know.

An appointment is a good option for the following situations

  • A broken tooth that is not painful
  • A tooth that needs a filling
  • An exam
  • A cleaning

Bethel number: 543-6229 or Toll-Free 1-800-478-3321 ext. 6229

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YKHC Dental has recently updated its service model to improve access to dental care as a result of the dentist shortage.
What does this mean?
The dental department is implementing a Walk-In/Same Day appointment schedule similar to the m
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odel widely used at the Alaska Native Medical Center and Southcentral Foundation.
How it works
Sign up in the YKHC Dental Department at 8:00 a.m. The first patients are seated at 8:20 a.m. Once the same-day appointment slots are filled, patients who are unable to receive an appointment will have to try for a same-day appointment on a different day or wait to be seen as a stand-by patient. Not all stand by patients may be seen for appointments.
How will Walk-In/Same Day appointments work for Village-based patients?
The Dental Department is implementing this new model to accommodate village-based patients as well as Bethel patients. Dental will schedule a limited number of appointments to accommodate village-based patients who may be traveling to Bethel for routine check-ups, appointments or other health care services. Same-day village appointments should be requested by calling Dental at 543-6229 after 10 a.m. each morning or 1-800-478-3321 ext. 6229 to obtain slots available.
Bethel and Village-based patients
What if I don’t show up for my same-day appointment? It will be considered a broken appointment, noted in your chart and you will be unable to schedule a same-day walk for anything but emergency dental services for 6 months.
Alternatives
If you are not in pain and would like to schedule a same-day appointment instead of waiting up to several hours to be seen at the Emergency Walk-In Clinic, please let the staff at the front desk know.
An appointment is a good option for the following situations
A broken tooth that is not painful
A tooth that needs a filling
An exam
A cleaning
Bethel number: 543-6229 or Toll-Free 1-800-478-3321 ext. 6229
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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