Disability medical support

Where to get medical support for people with disability.

Health emergencies

If life is in danger, phone Triple Zero (000).

Seeing a doctor

Your doctor or general practitioner (GP) should be your first contact for any health-related problems.

The National Health Services Directory can help you find a local doctor.

After hours

The National Home Doctor Locum Service provides bulk-billed, after-hours medical help in your home.

Phone 13 74 25 (13 SICK).

healthdirect is a 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by nurses to provide expert health advice and information.

Phone 1800 022 222

Specialist medical support

Intellectual disability

The South Australian Intellectual Disability Health Service (SAIDHS), formerly known as the Centre for Disability Health, is a state-wide specialised health service funded by SA Health.

SAIDHS provides medical and mental health care for adults with diagnosed intellectual disability and complex needs. Complex needs may include autism, mental illness, behaviour or communication issues, and other complexities which have been difficult to manage in community services, such as GP and community mental health services.

Phone  8257 7300

Support through Medicare

Medicare may cover the cost of some health services for people with disability. Your GP can tell you if you are eligible for a chronic disease management plan or team care arrangements.

Speak to your GP or phone Medicare on 132 011.

Specialist dental services

South Australian Dental Services (SADS) Special Needs Unit at the Adelaide Dental Hospital provides dental services for people with disability.

You need a referral from your doctor or dentist to use this service.

Phone 8222 8350


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    Page last updated 27 March 2023

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