A limited number of wristbands guaranteeing next-day service will be distributed beginning at 4:00 PM on the evening proceeding each clinic day. You can only receive a wristband for the next clinic day. Wristbands for Friday will be distributed at 4:00 PM on Thursday; wristbands for Saturday will be distributed at 4:00 PM on Friday. Wristbands will be distributed between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM each evening or until they’re gone — whichever comes first.
These wristbands cannot be transferred to another individual. If the wristband has been cut, torn or altered, it may become invalid and service, or treatment, may not be given to the person in possession of the wristband. You cannot receive more than one wristband for each clinic day. You will be allocated a wristband which allows you to return at 6:30 AM, 8:30 AM or 10:30 AM on Friday or Saturday. We recommend requesting the wristband for the earliest available time on each clinic day.
You must arrive at the clinic the following day within an hour of the return time stated on your wristband to receive services.
We may also offer services to patients in a stand-by line on each clinic day. Being in the stand-by line does not guarantee service and availability is usually very limited — if we have any availability at all. This line may not be first come first serve, but may depend on the services needed. (For example, if a patient is in need of an extraction and we have oral surgeons available, we may take that patient ahead of those in need of other services.) The services available will depend on the flow of patients who have received wristbands. The recommended way to receive services is to receive a wristband beforehand.
Veterans who have their DD-214, VA card or military ID or California driver’s license/ID cards that have the military designation, do not have to receive a wristband the day before seeking services. You will be given priority to the entrance of the clinic. Please arrive by 11:00 am to be admitted to the clinic that day.