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

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 1pm.
Closed first Friday of every month
Tel: +61 8 8231 6226

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

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, 9.30am to 12.30 and 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Health Education and Life Skills Centre (Heals Centre)

Provides free foot reflexology, a memory maintenance group, a coffee group, art for everyone, a gathering place, a craft group, computer classes, podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, men's shed, room hire and op shop. For those living in Blair Athol, Kilburn, Prospect and surrounding areas.

At: 5 Clifton Street, Blair Athol
Tel: 0400 888 518
Email: info@heals.org.au

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 literacy education

For groups and individual humanitarian entrants. Run by SA Health and the Migrant Health Service.

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

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)

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.

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

Hospitals

Far North:

  • Coober Pedy Hospital, Lot 89 Hospital Road Coober Pedy, Tel: +61 8 8672 5009
  • Woomera Hospital, Dewrang Avenue Woomera, Tel: +61 8 8673 7788  

Eyre and Western:

  • Ceduna Hospital, Eyre Highway, Ceduna, Tel: +61 8 8626 2110
  • Port Lincoln Hospital, Oxford Terrace, Port Lincoln, Tel: +61 8 8683 2200 

Yorke and Mid-North:

  • Port Augusta Hospital, 71 Hospital Road, Port Augusta Tel: +61 8 8648 5500
  • Port Pirie Hospital, Corner The Terrace and Alexander Street, Port Pirie Tel: +61 8 8638 4500
  • Whyalla Hospital, 20 Wood Terrace, Whyalla, Tel: +61 8 8648 8300  

Lower North:

  • Gawler Hospital, 21 Hutchinson Road, Gawler East, Tel: +61 8 8521 2000  

Fleurieu:

  • South Coast District Hospital, Bay Road, Victor Harbor, Tel: +61 8 8552 0500

Riverland:

  • Barmera Hospital, 24 Hawdon Street, Barmera, Tel: +61 8 8588 0400
  • Berri Hospital, Maddern Street, Berri, Tel: +61 8 8580 2400
  • Bordertown Memorial Hospital, 23 South Terrace, Bordertown, Tel: +61 8 8752 9000
  • Mannum District Hospital, Parker Street, Mannum, Tel: +61 8 8569 0200
  • Mount Barker District Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Wellington Road, Mount Barker, Tel: +61 8 8393 1777
  • Murray Bridge Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Swanport Road, Murray Bridge, +61 8 8535 6777  

South-East:

  • Millicent and District Hospital, Mount Gambier Road, Millicent, Tel: +61 8 8733 0100
  • Mount Gambier and Districts Health Service, 276-300 Wehl Street North, Mount Gambier, Tel: +61 8 8721 1200
  • Naracoorte Health Service, 101 Jenkins Terrace, Naracoorte, Tel: +61 8 8762 8100  

Metropolitan Adelaide:

  • Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, Tel: +61 8 8204 5511
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital, Haydown Road, Elizabeth Vale, Tel: +61 8 8182 9000
  • Noarlunga Health Service, Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga Centre, Tel: +61 8 8384 9222
  • Repatriation General Hospital, Daws Road, Daw Park, Tel: +61 8 8276 9666
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8222 4000
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville, Tel: +61 8 8222 6000
  • Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, Tel: +61 8 8161 7000
  • Modbury Hospital, Smart Road, Modbury, Tel: +61 8 8161 2000  

Immunisation

Immunisation for all adults and children is provided by General Practices. Find your local health service

Immunisation for new humanitarian arrivals is provided by the New Arrivals Refugee Immunisation Program, run by the Department of Health (www.health.sa.gov.au)

  • Adelaide: Migrant Health Service, 21 Market Street, Tel: +61 8 8237 3900 or 1800 635 566
  • Charles Sturt: Tel: +61 8 8408 1111
  • Mount Gambier, Tel: +61 8 8384 0666
  • Playford, Tel: +61 8 8256 0333
  • Port Adelaide, Tel: 1300 364 264
  • West Torrens, Tel: +61 8 8416 633

For more information tel 1300 232 272

Immunisation for children is also provided by:

Independent Living Skills Program

Life skills education for young men and women in sexual health, law and order, relationships, drugs and alcohol. For young humanitarian entrants in Metropolitan Adelaide. Run by Refugee Services.

Initial medical assessments

Comprehensive medical assessment, care planning and service provision for humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers in the first year after arrival. Run by the Migrant Health Service by appointment.

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

Medicare

www.medicareaustralia.gov.au

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

Information about Medicare

Mental Health Services

Support for recent humanitarian entrants and asylum seekers with mental health problems. Run by the Migrant Health Service by appointment.

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

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. Eligibility requirements:

  • currently or previously under Guardianship of the Minister
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders
  • refugees
  • pregnant or parenting
  • not able to live at home
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-sexual, intersex or queer
  • currently at Adelaide Youth Training Centre
  • AND struggling to understand and/or attend to your own health.

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

Modbury Hospital Nutrition Department

Provides healthy eating and lifestyle program (HELP), nutrition advice, diabetes support group, cooking programs and other services including the African Foodies Project. Open to everyone. Optional gold coin donation for HELP and diabetes support group, cost of food for community foodies.

Run by Ambulatory and Primary Health Care Services
At: Ground Floor, Modbury Hospital Education Building, Smart Road, Modbury
Tel: +61 8 8161 2440
Email: Katie.belobrajdic@health.sa.gov.au

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 (MIFSA) (mifsa@mifsa.org)
Tel: +61 8 8378 4100
Free interpreters can be arranged.

Primary health service - Gilles Plains

Provides healthy eating and lifestyle program, community foodies, African foodies project, community garden group and a cooking program. Open to everyone, with a small cost for some programs.

Run by Department of Health (www.sahealth.sa.gov.au)
At: 489b North East Road, Hillcrest
Tel: (08) 8334 8400
Email: sally.buckett@health.sa.gov.au

Primary health service – Parks

General practice, men's and women's health, children's health, immunisation, health assessments,
care plans, chronic disease management, nursing services, physiotherapy, podiatry, dietitian, psychologist,
diabetes education and pathology. For anyone living in postcodes: 5007 to 5013

Westwood Medical Centre
At: 3/40-44 Trafford Street, Angle Park
Open Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, Saturday 8:30am to 12pm
Tel: +61 8 8300 7200
Web: westwoodmc.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
Web: www.shinesa.org.au

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 (www.sttars.org.au)
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 (www.health.sa.gov.au)
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 Services

Women's Health Services provide 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. Information on the services provided is available at: www.whs.sa.gov.au.

Service locations:

  • 47 Dale Street, Port Adelaide –  phone 8444 0700
  • GP Plus Centre, 16 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth –  phone 7485 4000 and press 4
  • GP Plus Super Clinic (Building 2, Village Annex), Alexander Kelly Drive, Noarlunga –  phone 8444 0700

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. Go to: www.workcover.com.

At: 100 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Tel: 131 855

Doctors