Health

Ambulance

Tel: Dial 000 in an emergency. This is a 24-hour free call number.

SA Ambulance Service

Health Direct

A free 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses. There is an interpreter service available.
Tel: 1800 022 222

Lifeline

24-hour counselling service for anyone in need of emotional support.
Tel: 13 11 14

Mental Health Crisis Service

24 hour crisis service for anyone suffering from mental health issues or their carers.
Tel: 13 14 65

Parent Helpline

24 hour telephone information service for parents in South Australia with concerns about health, behaviour or parenting
Tel: 1300 364 100 (local call cost within South Australia)

Poisons information hotline

Tel: 131 126

African communities health education

  • Raising awareness about physical activity and nutrition for humanitarian entrants. Run by the African Communities Council of SA. At: 59 King William Street, Adelaide. Tel: +61 8 8217 9520. 
    Email: admin@accsa.com.au
  • For African women who are humanitarian entrants and have been in Australia for less than five years. Run by the African Women's Federation of SA. At: 304 Henley Beach Road, Underdale. Tel: +61 8 8161 3331

Brian Burdekin Clinic

Medical, nursing, podiatry and physiotherapy services; housing support and assistance; general social support. For those on a low income or homeless.

At: 27 Selby Street, Adelaide
Open Monday and Thursday 8.30am to 4pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am to 12pm.
Tel: 8231 4801

Child and Youth Health

Provides health checks (for children aged 0-12), hearing and vision screening, behaviour management, parent information and education groups, feeding and settling management and immunisation. Child and Youth Health

At: sites across South Australia
Tel: 1300 733 606

Doctors

Drop-in clinic

A nurse-led drop-in health service. For humanitarian entrants within the first 12 months of arrival. Run by the Migrant Health Service.

At: 21 Market St, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8237 3900 or 1800 635 566
Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Health Education for Service Providers

Education sessions for health service providers to build capacity for working with refugees. Run by the Migrant Health Service.

At: 21 Market St, Adelaide and other sites
Tel: +61 8 8237 3900 or 1800 635 566

Health insurance

Information about private health insurance

Health services finder

A free online directory of useful information about private and public health related services in SA. Find your local health service.

HIV and Hepatitis C Services (MOSAIC)

MOSAIC blood borne viruses support services provide free and confidential counselling, case management support, advocacy and problem solving support, as well as information and referrals to relevant community or health services. For people affected by HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C. This includes children, adolescents, women and men who are diagnosed with, or at risk of, HIV or hepatitis C, and their family, friends and carers.

Hospitals

Immunisation

Immunisation for:

Medicare

Medicare manages health payments for all South Australians.

Tel: 132 011
Tel: Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) 131 450 (call charges apply)
Email: medicare@medicareaustralia.gov.au

Metropolitan Youth Health

Metropolitan Youth Health provides clinical health services - including all health issues, young parent services, health information and education - to vulnerable young people aged between 12-25.

Branch locations:

  • 6 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth. Tel: 8255 3477
  • 50a Beach Road, Christies Beach. Tel: 8326 6053
  • Parks Community Centre, Trafford Street, Angle Park. Tel: 8243 5637

Migrant Health Service

Provides free, culturally sensitive health care to recently arrived refugees and asylum seekers in the early resettlement period. At the Migrant Health Service you are able to consult with doctors, nurses, counsellors, bi-cultural community health workers and an optometrist. All services are confidential and qualified interpreters are used to ensure a clear understanding about available health care. In addition to individual appointments, there are special clinics for women run by female nurses and doctors and regular immunisation clinics. Information sessions are offered on a range of health related topics and support groups are held for different client groups throughout the year.

At: 21 Market Street Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: 1800 635 566
Tel: +61 8 8237 3900

Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)

A respectful and culturally sensitive service that helps people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness by providing services that include: someone to talk to; advice on family life and relationships; advice on health services; support with access to Centrelink, legal aid or housing; advice on banking and budgeting; help understanding cultural differences; help to become more involved in the community.

For people who are 16 years or over and come from a non English speaking background and those who have been in refugee or detention centres, who are worrying or are having a hard time.

Run by the Mental Illness Fellowship of SA
Tel: +61 8 8378 4100
Free interpreters can be arranged.

Personal Education And Community Empowerment Service (PEACE)

Supports and assists individuals, families and communities to lead balanced and healthy lives. Particularly focused on helping people with issues relating to problem gambling, HIV and Hepatitis. For people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Run by Relationships Australia (SA)
At: 49a Orsmond Street, Hindmarsh
Tel: +61 8 8245 8100 / 1800 182 325 / 1300 364 277
Email: mail@rasa.com.au

Sexual health clinic and counselling

SHine SA for all sexual health needs. Under 25 free drop-in service. No appointment needed. Free interpreter service on request.

Tel: 1300 883 793 for clinic locations

Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service (STTARS)

Provides individual and group counselling, information, support and advocacy. For refugees who have survived trauma and torture (by referral).

Run by STTARS
At: 81 Angas Street, Adelaide
Tel: +61 8 8206 8900 
Email: sttars@sttars.org.au

Women's health and safety

Well Women's Clinics run by Nurses, Midwives and Senior Medical Officers. Focused on screening, assessment and education to improve women's health and safety and the protection of children. Clinics focus on gynaecological problems and risks; women's safety at home; counselling; group programs on body image, healthy eating, improved health and safety outcomes, mindfulness and multicultural carers. Services are provided for women in the North, NorthEast and Western areas. All services (including female interpreters) are free of charge with a Medicare card.

Run by Women's Health and Safety
At: 47 Dale Street, Port Adelaide
At: Elizabeth GP Plus Health Care Centre, 16 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
At: Gilles Plains GP Plus Super Clinic, 1 Gilles Crescent, Gilles Plains
Tel: +61 8 8444 0700

Women's Health Service

Women's Health Service provides clinical and emotional health and wellbeing services as part of the Women's and Children's Health Network. Their services are provided by women for women in welcoming, safe and culturally respectful health centres across metropolitan Adelaide.

Service locations:

  • 47 Dale Street, Port Adelaide –  phone 8444 0700
  • GP Plus Centre, 16 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth –  phone 7485 4000 and press 4

Outreach services are provided at:

  • GP Plus Super Clinic, 1 Gilles Crescent, Hillcrest - phone 8444 0700

Workcover SA

Provides protection to workers and employers in the event of workplace injury. For private sector workers in SA.

Workcover SA

At: 100 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Tel: 131 855